WELCOME TO SIMPLY DEBBIE. IT IS MY DESIRE THAT
YOU WILL FEEL AND SEE THE HAND OF GOD THROUGH
ARTWORK, CRAFT PROJECTS, RECIPES, AND THE SHEER
LAUGHTER OF ME LEARNING TO SEW ON MY NEW
SEWING MACHINE. THIS IS A PRAYING BLOG AND
A BLOG THAT LOVES TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
WON'T YOU JOIN ME AS WE GREET 2011 AND ITS'
BLESSINGS, CHALLENGES, AND SMELLING THE ROSES
EVERY DAY. I'LL BE YOUR UMBRELLA WHEN STORM
CLOUDS COME YOUR WAY AND ASSURE YOU THERE
WILL BE A RAINBOW COME AGAIN.










Thursday, April 14, 2011

I AM RESOLVED


I  AM  RESOLVED

By~Charlotte  Perkins Stetson


To  keep  my  health!

To  do  my  work!

To  LIVE!

To  see  to  it  I  grow  and  gain  and  give!

Never  to  Look  behind  me  for  an  hour!

To  wait  in  weakness,  and  to  walk  in  Power!

But  always  fronting  onward  toward  the  Light,

Always  and  always  facing  toward  the  right.

Robbed,  starved,  defeated,  fallen,  wide  astray---

Oh,  with  what  strength  I  have!

Back  to  the  way!


Some  of  you  know  and  some  of  you  don't

know,  that  my  husband  has  been  unable  to

work  and  barely  live  since  2003.

He  has  had  3  surgeries  on  his  back...

the  L 4  and  5  and  S1  fusions.

We  have  have  been  in  Tulsa,  Oklahoma,

where  a  new  Dr.  saw  him.

Dr.  Anthony  does  some  invasive  procedures

in  his  pain  management  clinic  across  from  the

spine  hospital.

He  did  a  hard  wear  block  on  my  husband,

Tuesday.

If  the  hard  wear  block  would  have  worked,

surgery  would  have  been  scheduled  to  remove

the  plate  and  6  screws.  He  said  the  screws  are

setting  toooooo  high  and  every  time  he  moves,  it  is

catching  on  muscle  and  forming  a  new  bone  spur.

Afterwards  we  surprised  his  parents  and  spent  the

night  with  them.  We  had  a  beautiful  time.

Mother  Ragan  is  90  years  young  and  Dad  Ragan

will  be  89.

My  sil  Nancy  and  her  husband  Bob  live  next

door.  Both  beautiful  people  and  if  not  for  her,

I  would  be  afraid  they  might  be  in  a  nursing

home  and  not  enjoying  their  home  and  would

not  be  motivated  and  as  happy  as  they  are.

You  might  say  Nancy  is  their  nurse,  cook,  taxi,

watches  TV  with  them  most  evenings,  and  watches

for  their  safety.

Nancy  is  very  active  in  the  childrens' 

 Wednesday  night  program at  church.

She  has a  teaching  degree,( her  church  closed

their  school  where  she  was  head  over  the  computer

department.)

She  is  a  fabulous  cook  and  a  big  couponer.

I  never  really  payed  much  attention  to  couponing,

but  I  have  a  whole  different  attitude  now.

She  is  a  good  daughter,  a  wonderful  mother,

and  devoted  wife.  I  wish  we  lived  closer.

We  had  not  seen  them  since  Amy's  funeral.

I  have  not  been  any  where  that  far  since  Amy

died  and  never  over  night.  I  slept  17  hours

straight...from  9:30  pm  until  2:30 pm...can  you

believe  that....this  from  me,  the  girl  with  severe

insomnia...I  couldn't  believe  it.  I  was  so  very

relaxed. 


PRAYER  REQUESTS

1.  DeeDee.....I  am  sooooo  very  sorry  about
Lucky.


DeeDee's  dog  Lucky  has  been  sick  for  some
time  and  she  had  to  put  Precious  Lucky  to
sleep.  Her  heart  is  breaking.  Please  stop  by
her  blog  and  show  her  some  love.  Lucky  was
just  like  her  little  child  and  such  a  faithful
little  companion.

2.  Pray  for  Japan.  They  continue  to  have
aftershock  earthquakes.

3.  All  the  precious  children  with  cancer:
Angel  Dawn
Alex
Chance
Jack
Eric
Ryan  Ely
Cheryl's  daughter
your child

4.  Adults  with  cancer:
Debbie
Mary
Scott
Pam
Bonnie
Debbie...the  wild  raspberry
Mr. C
Elaine

5.  Will
6.  Lexie
7.  Cass
8.  Tete's  Dad
9.  Cricket's  Dad
10.  Patricia...recovering  from  stroke
11.  Joanne...recovering  from  stroke
12.  Lily
13.  Cindy's  husband  needs  a  job
14.  Lorene  and  Janice
15.  Cindy...Mari's  cousin
16.  Jo  Anna...grief  from  death  of  husband
17.  Lori...grief  from  death  of  son
18.  Tracy...grief  over  death  of  a  son
19.  Maxwell...grief  over  death  of  wife
20.  Mother  Ragan...macular  degeneration
and  continuous  pain
21.  Father  Ragan...difficulty  breathing
22.  Korbi...grief  issues  over  the  death  of  wife
23.  Jess  have  a  safe  delivery  of  baby
24.  Chasity  and  Debbie...recovering  from  death
of  sister
25.  Queen  Mothermamaw...allergies
26.  Our  Military

I  CALL  ON  YOU,  O  GOD,

FOR  YOU  WILL  ANSWER  ME,

GIVE  EAR  TO  ME   AND  HEAR

MY  PRAYER.

~Psalm  17:16


6 comments:

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Simply Debbie is so not you. You are the Amazing Debbie, I know, you don't see it that way. Thanks so much for thinking of me. There are so many more serious things out there than allergies. I am impressed by your in-laws and their determination. Prayers for Richard too. Blessings to all.
QMM

Connie said...

What a sweet post and testament to your in-laws, honey. That doesn't happen as often as it should.
xoxoxoxo,
Connie
And may your hubby get better....

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Debbie, I'm so sorry about your DH's back, and I pray that things improve there. I'm glad that you all had a good visit with family and pray that you both will be blessed for sharing your loving hearts with others.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Rizzi said...

HI DEBBIE,
PRAYERS ARE GOING OUT TO YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND....MAY HE GET BETTER SOON, AND YOU MY DEAR ARE A BEAUTIFUL PERSON, AND ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR EVERYONE ELSE.....
GOD BLESS YOUR INLAWS, AND YOUR SISTER IN LAW, SHE IS A BLESSING TOO. TAKE CARE, HAVE A NICE WEEKEND, RIZZI

Mya said...

God's love so often is reflected in the way people respond to others - just like your family members.
Does the doctor have another plan for your husband - I do not understand how he even gets around.
I know this hard on you also.
We were not out of town very long but it is taking me forever to catch up on my readin gof nlogs and prayer requests.

Lara said...

Hi Debbie, long time no hear from. This is Lara from http://laraslovelycreations.blogspot.com/ Please be assured of prayers for you and your husband and family. Just thought I would stop by to wish you a Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter !