Rhonda's Recovery Journey

“The footprints we leave behind show clearly where we have been, but they do not dictate where we can now go.” ~Ralph Martson

Week 76

11/24: Mark’s dog kept me awake. I think it’s hard for a dog to adjust to a different home. I’m crankier, but I tried not to be too short with people.

Went for a walk in the warm, bright sunshine and it made me feel so much better.

Brad baked a mega-load of lasagna. He really enjoys cooking, and he’s good at it.

Bought a poinsettia to take to Patty the next time I visit.

11/25: Mark and his family left at about 11AM. We had a good time together. It’s disheartening to think that we probably won’t be together again for Christmas.

After they left, mom and I got ready to go to Ridgewood for Artie’s 90th birthday party. She looks and acts much younger than her age. Always a smile and a positive attitude.

It was good to get back to my regular devotion and prayer time.

11/26: Mom and I sang a special for the morning service. After church, many people expressed how much this song impacted them. This evening my prayer partner slipped me an envelope with a card inside. She said she was touched by the song and thanked me for being a blessing. We had a beautiful service in observance of the Lord’s Supper. I love this time of togetherness and remembrance.

11/27: I had my review this morning. My manager is well pleased with my work and had nothing negative to say. Not even constructive criticism. God is the one who gives me a passion for the work and He gives me all I need to get the job done. I have been blessed in so many ways.

11/28: Had guilt this morning for about an hour after breakfast because I ate more than usual. I had an extra large appetite because of my low glucose. It dropped to 43, so I’m very thankful that I was even cognizant.

My program at the nursing home went extremely well. I love these people!

11/29: Glucose dropped again making me extra hungry again. It’s time to adjust some settings in my insulin pump.

I took a walk at a park and talked to one of the workers about the recent vandalism there. He said the damages are an estimated $30,000. Sounds like some people need to go to a hard-core military boot camp where they’re taught work ethic and respect for property and people.

Mom and I went caroling with the church at Ridgewood. I went around greeting the ones who come to my program. They were thrilled.

Started on decorations for the senior citizens while I listened to John Piper Bible lab. He explained some verses from 1 Corinthians. It gave me a completely new view of the body as it relates to being a temple.

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