Friday, November 18, 2011

Thankful for....Days 9-18

I had surgery on my wrist yesterday afternoon.  It was a minor thing, but I've been reminded over the past 12 hours of all the little things that are usual and routine, but are blessings just the same.

Day 9

I'm thankful for Nathan who wins the husband of the year award for taking such good care of me yesterday.  He was so patient and sweet.  I made a poor choice of shoes yesterday...I'm usually wearing some sort of slip-ons: flip-flops, ballet flats or boots.  For some reason, I choose my very comfy Converse yesterday and poor Nathan had to tie and untie those three times.  Before this gets too sappy, let me show you his ornery side.  He was videotaping me when I was experiencing some sort of post-surgical amnesia.  (To quote from the video: Leah, do you really want to tell the nurse for the 5th time that the iodine they put on your hand is the same stuff that you used as a kid to dip the navel of baby cows in on your farm?)  Now that is blackmail material for sure!

Day 10

My mom, amid her busy day homeschooling Isaac and Eva, running them to their various activities, and taking care of their household, had us over for a delicious dinner.  It was such comfort food- meatloaf, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh spinach and fruit salad.  The potatoes and green beans were from their garden.  On top of that, she sent us home with a second meal for tonight.  

Day 11

It's easy to take two hands for granted.  I'm typing right now (and for the next few days) with one hand.  I'm definitely not going 90 words-per-minute over here.

Day 12

I'm glad that I don't usually have to wear this, and that after tomorrow, I don't have to hold my hand above my heart.  We were renting a movie at Family Video last night (The King's Speech- I highly recommend it) and there I was, standing at the check-out with Nathan, hand held high and to the side, ready to give my Boy Scout's oath at any moment.

Day 13

That I'm typically healthy is such a blessing.  The pain medicine I took last night is still making me feel nauseous and I have a new sympathy for the morning sick.

Day 14

I'm thankful for being able to usually wash my hair with both hands, rather than one hand and a garbage bag.

Day 15

...and for living in a country with the best medical facilities in the world.

Day 16

Some of you may be able to crack an egg with one hand, but judging by the mess in my kitchen, it is safe to say that this is an art I will not soon perfect.  I'm glad I usually get to do it with two hands.

Day 17

I'm thankful for having such a close-knit family.  Just yesterday I talked to every one of my six siblings and both of my parents.

Day 18

For a rental house that not only meets our basic need of shelter from the elements, but is beautiful and big enough to accommodate large numbers of guests.


Leisel Spafford said...

Ouch...Sorry about your hand. That does not sound like any fun! :( But I'm sure it is a great blessing to have such a wonderful husband/family to take care of you... That is definitely something to thank God for! :) Hope you feel better soon!


Purposely at Home said...

yay for blessings! you have many. ;) i hope your wrist heals completely and quickly so that you can get back to typing those 90 words a minute. ;D

Connie Leis said...

What kind of surgery did you have on your wrist? I had carpal tunnel surgery on both of mine and I remember being 'disabled'! It was not fun! I hope you have a speedy recovery.
Connie in VA