The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas

The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas
We are all like sea shells tossed about in rough waters and being re-shaped in wondrous ways. But have you ever contemplated the notion that sea shells have to complete their journey through the rough waters before they get to rest on the shore? Yeah, we are ALL like sea shells and Heaven is The Great Shore.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Latest News on My Dad...

Greetings Everybody,
So the latest on my dad is that he is due to have surgery to put a plate and pins in his Fibula next Thursday.
Here's a photo of a healthy and normal Fibula...its the skinny bone.
Photo Credit FRACTURA DE TOBLLO image by Cano from

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Now this next pic is a sample of what will have to be done to my dad.  These are NOT my dad's XRays...but it will give you a bit of an idea as to what is going to happen next Thursday. 

Although this photo shows pins that are on the larger bone, (my dads's fracture is on the smaller bone), you can still get the gist of what will happen in surgery.

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Meanwhile, he is hobbling along with a broken Fibula.
The ankle area is still extremely swollen, and since he is a diabetic this is somewhat concerning. 
He seems to think that he will not have to go to a Rehab Hospital post surgery. 
And I hope he is correct.

My whole world will tilt if he has to.

Because if he does, I have to put my mom in a facility where she can have medical support.  

Daddy is her care taker.
And I have to work.
And this thing is coming at us all like a freight train.

The surgery aftermath poses a most precarious and slippery slope of a topic.

Daddy can't keep being moms caretaker very much longer.

It is too difficult for him.

And it will devastate him when I intervene.

Many other people are in my same situation...My parents are both aging rapidly and are both in poor health.

Yes, The day is rapidly coming when I will have to make decisions for them that they will not like.
And I will not like having to be the one who has to make those decisions.
But I am an only child, and this duty is mine.
So I will make the hard decisions, because I love them and I want to do what is best for them.

I find myself often in prayer...

"God, please send me wisdom.
And please help my parents.

God, things that seem so hard to me are not hard for you.
You strung the biological pearls that make up my DNA .
You created the planets and set them a-whirl in the sky
And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that what seems like an overwhelmingly difficult situation to me, is a snap to you. 
Father, help me to keep my perspective and to be a good and helpful daughter.
God, thank you for my husband who stands by my side and is ready to help as well.

In Jesus Name,

Blessings to you all...
In Him,


Kay @ The Church Cook said...

Praying with you. It's not easy taking care of elderly parent. Praying God will pour out His grace upon your family.

Grace said...

Kay, thank you so very much. And you are right, taking care of elderly parents is hard. I am blessed to have parents TO take care of though. And they certainly took care of me for a lot of years when I was little. God will see us through this.

In Him,