Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Day Before D - Day

 Yesterday was a good day - the weather was fabulous with temps in the high seventies and I edged a few flower beds and mowed the grass and we watched L's ballgame last evening. Hubs is feeling well. Today, the temps barely reach the fifties and I can't work outside for my therapy. To start an indoor project is not worth messing up the house before D - day. I'm feeling a little lost, a lot aimless and very disrupted!

I'm sitting in my favorite chair and I can see the pink DOGWOOD blooming outside my window - it lifts my spirit! Then the phone and the doorbell ring at the same time. I ignore the doorbell but answer the phone, knowing I was going to cry because I was already feeling weepy. I see many God-moments...the call coming from our pastor's wife who ministered to me. Going to the kitchen window, I see a bag on the bench outside the front door - it's freshly cut garden tea, Hub's favorite  summer drink, thoughtfully dropped off by DIL M...thank you, Martha! Friends dropping by to care and pray for you. Getting an encouraging phone call fron a friend and daughter J & SIL W...God- moments? Yes, indeed!  

Now we wait. There's lots of waiting moments, moments holding your breath and hoping for the best news out of the bad news. In the waiting, I worship at not just the ALTAR of lament but also the altar of rejoicing, because out of this, I experience an amazing peace, held up by this community of prayer warriors who are praying for us when I can't find words to pray!  

- Familiar pictures of Hubs - 

We worship while we wait!
(thank you for that phrase, J&A!)

10 comments:

Rosita said...

Love & prayers to you and Dave and the whole family as you wait. Rosita

Lucinda Martin said...

We're thinking of you all.

Linda said...

the waiting period is not pleasant! May God surround you with grace, peace and joy! love love the song "Praise you in the Storm" by Casting Crowns

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Does D-Day mean that surgery is tomorrow? I am praying for you. And I'm hugging you from here. Love ya1

Anonymous said...

Esther~
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, will be thinking of you and Dave tomorrow and will pray!! ~Eunice

pauline said...

Esther, God bless you and comfort you and fill you with His peace. So glad I am here at Vanessa's this wkend to have been able to see these posts and pray for you tonight and tomorrow. I hope you will be able to update us after the pressure is off abit.

Coloradolady said...

Esther, will be thinking about you! Thank you for stopping by and your wonderful anniversary wishes! We had a good day, and hard to believe so much time has past!! Have a wonderful day, keeping you in my thoughts today.

~sharon said...

My mom said she talked to you at the hospital. :) I'm praying for you and hubby today!

Miss Gracie's House said...

oh, Esther...praying.

Cindy said...

How wonderful to hear of all of the support that you have, I am SO glad for you. God bless you dear lady.
Love and prayers, Cindy

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