June 21, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Linking up with Rebecca Jo @ Knit By God's Hand for Thankful Thursday. It is good to see her back after all she has been through lately.

This week I am thankful...

* My husband's knee surgery is behind us. The surgeon couldn't repair the tear in the meniscus because it was compound and too messed up, but he cleaned up the edges which seals off those raw nerve endings. He thinks my husband will be okay for now. Sometime in the future (hopefully many years in the future) he will probably have to face a knee replacement.

* For everyone who was praying for Tim and his surgery. I didn't find out until he was back in his room and we were getting his discharge instructions that the reason he was in recovery so long was that he didn't come out of the anesthesia very well. In fact, he said one of the nurses told him there were 6 people standing by worrying about him because...HE NEARLY FLAT-LINED!!!! I know all the prayer coverage made the difference.

* Tim is staying home today without too much grumbling.

* We are safe and dry. This area was hit by severe storms and flooding yesterday. We had to drive through some standing and/or running water coming home from Pittsburgh, but nothing too severe. My mom's basement got a good bit of water in it but she has most stuff up off the floor and the sump pumps and drains took care of the water quickly. Tim checked the rain gauge when we got home and found we'd gotten 4 inches of rain!

* Our daughter and her family made it to Alabama and back safely. They went to get their new puppy, Hank, who I finally met last night. He is a cutie and pretty calm for a puppy unless you get him wound up. My Poodle isn't too impressed with him and sits grumping at him from a safe spot. I hope we can get them to be friends...or at least tolerate each other.

Colton and Hank have become best buds.
* That while they have again delayed the closing on the kids' house, it is still a definite go. Last week, after all they've gone through, Quicken Loans told them the terms of the loan they had told them RIGHT UP UNTIL THE PREVIOUS DAY were locked in, were going to be drastically different. They crunched the numbers and feel they can manage, though it will be tough, for a year or two and then refinance. Unless something changes again, closing will be this Monday when the lawyer handling the title comes back in town.

* As always, for all of you!


  1. Oh my word... flat lined? That's terrifying. isn't it amazing the things we dont know happens - & then we worry about it AFTER the fact? Glad he's through that surgery. Hope he gets some relief from pain.
    I cant wait for all the grand-puppy pictures to come :)

  2. I'm so glad your husband came through okay and I hope he does so well and never has to have the replacement. God is so good!

    A boy and a dog, there is nothing much cuter or better.

  3. A boy and his dog = priceless!
    Thanking God for your hubby's recovery; that had to be terrifying to hear … for both of you!

  4. Oh my... that new pup and his human boy is beyond cute. They will be fast friends growing up together!! Sure hope the closing happens for the kids. It has been quite a journey for them. Glad your hubby is laying low without too much grumbling!! He has to take care of that knee!!

  5. You have a lot to be thankful for. Bless you and yours.


Hi and thanks for visiting! I love hearing from readers and friends so please do leave a comment and I'll respond as soon as I can.