Welcome to my contribution to Word-Filled Wednesday, hosted each week by the lovely Amy Deanne at her wonderful blog.
Right now, I am writing about a very tough time in my book on God's workings in my husband's health issues. I am remembering, and trying not to relive, some of the confusion and struggle we went through. But it is reminding me of God's great faithfulness.
I felt the need to use a picture from that time for my Word-Filled Wednesday this week.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:12 NIV
This picture was taken one month and one day after my husband's first craniotomy. There is a lot more here than you might notice at first.
- If you look just below his hairline, you can still see his craniotomy scar. This same scar would never heal right, and would cause the bone flap to get infected and die, leading to TWO MORE brain surgeries in less than a year.
- The hat my cute son is wearing? That is the hat Marc wore whenever he went out, partly to protect the scar from infection, and partly to not freak people out.
- The cane? Partly to help him feel his way around due to his decreased vision, and partly to help him because of his weakness.
- That book? One of Andrew's favorites. And I DESPISED it. This is a picture of my husband saving me the ickiness of having to read it to Andrew myself. What a sweetie.
Be sure to stop by Amy Deanne's blog for more visual inspiration from scripture.
Praying for you.ReplyDelete
Wow, what a hard time. I didn't know about your husband.ReplyDelete
God bless you and your family!
timely word...thanks for sharing...said a prayer for you...ReplyDelete
Wwe can see when we look back, that God was there for us in a special way.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing that with us.
I'm praying you through this chapter, JoDear. Loved seeing Marc and Andrew--it's an adorable picture that's loading with meaning!ReplyDelete
I cannot imagine. Thank you for sharing this with us. I'm going to be lifting ya'll up in prayer. Happy WFW!ReplyDelete
Wow Joanne....wow....what challenges ya'll have faced and what FAITH you display...I'm in awe. Thank you for sharing this with us today...you'll all be in my prayers as you continue to walk this road...ReplyDelete
I cannot wait to read your book. Because your story is amazing. Amazing.ReplyDelete
I love this. Needed to hear it today.
Wow! What bravery you show in finding the strength to be content.ReplyDelete
They say a picture paints a thousand words...in your case, a thousand memories. What a story you're writing; as Beth Moore said recently in her Esther series, "You can't amputate your history from your destiny." You carry it with you wherever you go. Even with sick kids and sick cords, which reminds me that mine's been acting funny also. Better get to ordering one before the unthinkable happens.ReplyDelete
Holding you and your family in my prayers.ReplyDelete
God bless you...Happy WFW!
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praying for you guys. Hugs!ReplyDelete
Jo, you made my heart sink and praise at the same time. What a magnificent way to share this verse! Love you!ReplyDelete
You really have had a difficult time. I know that God's faithfulness will continue to see you through. Bless you, my friend!ReplyDelete