Hello friends…and hello to February!  We made it through January and, around here, we did so with not a flake of the white stuff.  I will put that down for a win!!  There are still a couple more months of winter but I feel like we are on the downhill slide!  It is no secret that winter is not my happy time of year but we are that much closer to spring’s return!  Theoretically, February should be go by quickly.  It is short but like someone said in a comment recently, February is the “longest shortest month ever”!  I could not agree more.  This short month always seems to drag for me.  And this one, in particular, will probably be even slower.

I have alluded – more often than no doubt necessary for which I do apologize – to the fact that I have some challenges and difficult days/weeks ahead of me.  Most of these concern my health.  I have had tests and more tests.  Appointments and more appointments.  It has already “gotten old” and, truthfully, there may be much more of road ahead of me.  All that to say…..today I am having surgery.  A rather extensive surgery….with a slow (and steady) recovery.  Steady, I can manage.  It is the slow that will quickly get old and challenging for me.  However, much of my plans during those (slow) weeks of recovery include blogging:)

I am looking forward to visiting often…so don’t think I’m stalking you!  I may even be able to keep up with my own comments, etc.  At least, that is the plan.  Of course, that might not kick in until next week.  But, please, keep leaving your comments, thoughts, and words of wisdom.  They are encouraging and a blessing.  My brother is coming over.  He will take over the cooking for a couple of days.  He is good in the kitchen.  He is actually making banana pudding (sorry Joanne!)  The rest of my family and many of my friends are all doing their part – and more.  I am blessed, to be sure.

Enjoy this first day of February!  Here’s to a month of extra pink hearts, some good dark chocolate….and plenty of patience on my part!:)

13 Replies to “The First of February – and a Brief Life Update”

  1. Hi Jennifer 🙂 I’m sorry you have to have surgery! I pray everything goes perfectly and the recovery will bring you lots of rest and ultimately back to feeling great again. Sounds like you’ll be well taken care of 🙂

  2. I knew that something was looming ahead of you, from the email you sent me, but I had no idea surgery was today. I am stopping to pray for you right now, before I even finish this comment. I asked the Lord specifically for a normal surgery with nothing unexpected, and for a normal and smooth recovery process. I will continue to pray for you in the days to come, my friend, but you have 100% got this- the Lord is with you and you cannot fail. If I may offer two pieces of advice about recovering from surgery once you’re home- it’s that one, you would listen to every word of instruction they give you when they release you to go home…and not only only listen, but follow orders. Secondly, I always tell people who have surgery to take the medicine they make you take home. There is no shame in taking the medicine, because you will need it to help the recovery process along.

    I’ll look forward to hearing from you once you’re home again, sweet friend. You rest and let your loved ones take great care of you like I know they will. You are so blessed to have such wonderful family! Isaiah 26:3 & 4 – You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect peace, for it is trusting in you. Trust in the LORD forever, because in the LORD, the LORD himself, is an everlasting rock!

    Much love to you and many, many prayers for you today and the ones to follow.

  3. Hi Jennifer~ You will be in my prayers as you go through this surgery and health challenge, my friend. I’m so glad you have some good help, and people who love you. My advice would be to let those who are going to be with you be your hands. One of my favorite quotes is, “The errand of the All Mighty is most often found at the end of our own arms”. They love you and are happy to help and serve you, let them. Get plenty of rest, pace yourself, and know that you are loved. Gently Hugs, Barb

  4. Sweet friend, I hope your surgery is behind you tonight and the recovery has begun. Praying that by taking it slow, you will be back to 110% by spring. And can fully enjoy that season. Glad you guys have managed to escape any snow, at least to this point. January is our snowiest, coldest month and it was relatively mild this year. While most of Texas is having ice and bitter temperatures this week, we are enjoying an early spring!!
    Read, write, nap and rest. Sending you healing hugs.

  5. I am so sorry you have to have surgery and I pray everything went smoothly! I will also be praying for your recovery! I have no idea what surgery you are having (none of my business) but if it is one that kind of causes bloating or gas-type pain, please don’t drink out of straws, it makes it worse (sorry for getting too personal!). I do hope you have a good selection of books to read during the initial recovery. Sending virtual hugs as well as prayers.

  6. Prayers for you, Jennifer! I hope that surgery went well and that you’re recovery is as pain free as possible. I know you are surrounded by a host of family members and friends who are lifting you up in prayer and attending to your needs. Looking forward to hearing from you when you are able to write.

  7. I am late in reading this news about your surgery, and I trust that by now you are at home and in the “recovery mode”, and that family and friends are taking good care of you and all other details so that you can just rest and heal. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you continue the healing process. Take your time and don’t stress yourself about writing/replying, etc. We will understand and will be here for you when you are ready. We have an awesome God, and He will take care of your every need…so just relax and rest and let the healing begin. God bless you dear friend.

  8. I’m sorry to hear about your health problems. I hope the surgery went well. Praying for you as you rest and recover, that you know God’s peace and his presence with you. I’m glad you have family who can help you out!

  9. I have only just read this so hope that the surgery has been successful and a steady recovery is underway. Rest, rest and then a bit more rest would be my prescription. This is the time to delegate chores to other people while your body heals. It sounds like you have a good support network so let them look after you, just as you would look after them if the tables were turned. Take care, and get well soon x

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