Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Update 1 and a Road Trip

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I was overwhelmed yesterday by your kind comments, encouraging words, and promises to pray for my family and me.  I appreciate that so much!  

"Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Well, I had a change of plans yesterday!  As I was driving to the clinic for the MRI, a nurse called me saying that the MRI machine was down, and they would have to reschedule my MRI for Wednesday.  That also means that my appointment with the surgeon was rescheduled for Wednesday as well.  So more waiting!

"Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord."  Psalm 27:14

So, I am given today to be used as a normal day for me.  We will have a full school day plus art lessons.  I also plan to catch up on laundry and do a good bit of housework.  Also, I have gotten two days behind in my read the Bible in 90 days plan, so I want to read extra today to try to catch up a little bit.

I was spontaneous last week! Last Wednesday night Jimmy and Kelly talked me into buying tickets for the musical Wicked.  So Friday afternoon I took my three girls on a little road trip!  We followed Lynn and her children to Birmingham where we met our friend Leigh and her oldest daughter and Lynn's husband Kelly (who was already in Birmingham for guard duty).  We all enjoyed a nice dinner at Macaroni Grill, and then we attended the musical.  It was fantastic!  We laughed, cried, clapped, and cheered all the way through.  This really was a nice distraction for me (as Jimmy and my friends intended for it to be).  We spent the night in a hotel, and Saturday morning we had Starbucks and Chick-Fil-A for breakfast, and then we shopped at Target for two hours before heading back home.  It was a good road trip!

Jimmy and the boys had some fun while we were gone too.  They visited Jimmy's parents and family Friday night, and on Saturday they attended a blacksmithing demonstration.  Jimmy took pictures of their day, so I will blog about that next!

Thank you again, friends, for your encouragement and prayers.  This bump in my road is just that, a bump!  I will be on my way to recovery soon, and hopefully before we all know it back to my normal way of life!  Leah is training diligently for her first 10K in May, and I really hope that I will be able to run that with her.

"But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."  Isaiah 40:31


  1. Faithful reader of your blog and a fellow marathon runner. You are in my prayers.

  2. Roan,

    So glad you get a day to do your "normal" routine. I know how important that is when we face distractions. Also glad you get time in the Word today. What a blessing!

  3. I can tell that you are clinging to God's Word and His promises! I'm so glad you and your girls had a fun weekend away with precious friends. I'm praying! See you at art.

  4. I have been off my blog reading for the week and was so shocked to read your posts. I am praying for you to be fine. I am so glad you got a chance to enjoy WICKED! It is my favorite musical theater show! (Now you know some of the background on the name of my blog!)

    I am praying for your strength, your peace of mind and lots of loving arms around you and your family.

  5. I am here from Christina's blog.

    First of all, you are in my prayers. I am sure everything will go beautifully. Second of all I saw "Wicked". As I was reading I saw that you saw it in Birmingham! We are in Decatur and we saw it Sunday the 4th. My 12 year old daughter had played the Wicked Witch the week before in her children's theater group. Wasn't Wicked amazing???

    Your children are beautiful. I will be back.