Saturday, April 18, 2009

More Dishrags and A Chat

There is a little "dishrag craze" among some of us who love to knit. They are such fun to make, and you have a finished product in one evening. They're also a great project to work on when you're sitting in a hospital waiting room. They make nice little gifts as well. So.....presenting more dishrags:

We have had lovely rains here. Thank You Lord. They are an answer to many prayers. My irises have finally poked their pretty heads up out of the soil. I had about given up on them. I think they were just waiting for some rain.

My Dad had a brief overnight hospital stay yesterday. The surgeon put in the permanent catheter for dialysis in his left arm. It will be two or three weeks before they can use it, so they will continue to use the hemo cath until then.

We took my Mom out for dinner at the Olive Garden. Because of Dad's strict diet, they haven't been able to eat anything with tomato sauce, and for an Italian family that is just tragic. We haven't seen her eat with such gusto in a long time - cleaned her plate. It was fun to see.

We are so thankful for answered prayer in my Dad's life. We have one more medical mystery to solve and then I think my poor Mom can relax a bit. His little toes on both feet are totally black and blue. The doctors seem to be puzzled. They took x-rays a couple of days ago, so we will see what they show. They're very painful and make sitting for the three hour dialysis treatment a little uncomfortable. If we could get that taken care of, I think he would be doing very well with his dialysis.

I don't know what we would do without the confident trust we can have in a God who hears and answers prayer; who never leaves us; who promises to always do what is best. When you can lean into that - you have real hope and peace. He is a great and loving God and we thank Him for all He has done for us.

Have a blessed weekend,