Friday, November 6, 2015

October Moments

October was quite the month for us. We were kept busy by things planned and unplanned. The two big events that were planned were a trip to see our Grands and surgery for Sweet Lady. Add a trip to the mountains to pick apples and another unplanned surgery for Sweet Lady and you have one hectic month.

Sweet Lady is out of the hospital and recovering but she is not able to go back to her home yet. It has been difficult for her and us but I have seen God's hand in so many aspects of this journey. She ended up staying in the hospital a bit longer than expected, physically she was ready to go sooner, but there was paperwork that needed done that kept her longer. The bonus in that little delay was, that it gave her more time to heal in the hospital setting and us peace of mind in making the decision on whether or not to travel to see our Grands.

I don't know what the days ahead hold concerning her care and recovery but, I will trust that God has got this, he was not surprised by this event. I heard an analogy in a sermon the other days that perfectly describes me. I wish I could remember who exactly said this but he was talking about how we all want a floodlight to see what's ahead of us, but most of the time God's gives us a lantern. Can you identify? He has given me grace for each day and the challenges that have been a part of that day. I trust he will continue to do that.

That was the hard part of our month but there was so much good. We were able to go to Charlottesville to pick apples, spend a couple afternoons in Williamsburg and make that long awaited trip to the Great Plains to see the Grands....The feet in above photo belong to my teenage Grand. There will be more photos of that visit in another post.

Well I've gone on long enough, here are some photos of our October Moments.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thanks for sharing and I pray Sweet Lady will have continual healing and soon be back home.

God is in the details of every bit of our lives.

Beautiful countryside and sweet memories being made.

Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

Cootie Bug said...

Lovely photos!
I LOVE the analogy of the lantern and the floodlight! I'd never heard that before and it is so true.
I am a new follower on your blog.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

It looks like you had a fabulous October. That analogy of the lantern and floodlight is an excellent reminder for those of us (like me) who struggle with trust. ;-) I'm praying that Sweet Lady will continue to cover and be able to be back in her home soon.

Lea said...

Yes, the lantern and the floodlight, what a great illustration. I needed that a couple of years ago when my Dad was so sick, my Mom had just died and life was so, so tough. I did not know if I would survive. But, God walked with me through the entire ordeal and brought me through to the other side. I learned so much through it all.

Looks like a great Oct. in the pics. Happy weekend!

NanaNor's said...

Like everyone else I love the visual of a floodlight and laters. Often the Lord knows we wouldn't be able to handle the future. Praying that sweet lady is home again soon. Love all your photos-such beautiful colors and also people.

Laura said...

Oh, dear Maryann...my heart and prayers are with you, dear one. It is so true...we want so much to be in control of every facet of our lives... and sometimes it is so difficult to simply trust Him. I am so thankful that you were able to make your trip...and that Sweet Lady is getting the care she needs as well...will keep you all in our prayers. Thank you so much for your encouraging comments on my blog!
With love and prayers,