They were fixing the roads.
I knew the day was coming. I read about it in the newsletter, and I kind of hinted to my construction loving and big truck boys, but I didn’t know the day. And yesterday morning, the day I was so stressed about the shoulder mri, was the day where I could drop the morning chores and to-do lists and race into the front yard with my kids and experience their delight.
Such a gift from God – this break from normal.
It made me gather those boys (and Grace) and grab Hannah’s camera and sit outside in the morning grass and watch those big trucks. Well, actually, I was watching those kids of mine. Watching them laugh and wonder and grin and sneak looks at those guys who got to drive the big trucks. And I relented to a picture by the big cone sitting in our driveway
I didn’t think about my mri the entire hour we spent in our lawn enjoying life.
You got to grab those moments. And sometimes those gifts of a perfect moment end up parked in front or your yard. Then, seriously, you really must grab those moments.
Oh yes, and Samuel? He watched from inside the living room window with dad.
Thanks for the prayers regarding my shoulder. My mri went great. Honestly, the hardest part was getting the injection into my shoulder. I didn’t really prep myself mentally for that aspect of the whole procedure. They decided they didn’t need an iv, and did a local injection into the joint. It was quite uncomfortable (and weird feeling). After that they led me to the mri, offered me music (classical), put my shoulder in some funky sling holder thingy (those are my technical terms), and pushed me back. It was this weird feeling — hearing classical music and then loud medical noises all around. Made me tear up a bit.
But, I was fine. Great, actually. I got sleepy. And even (gasp) opened my eyes. And it wasn’t that bad. I was in almost all the way — my knees were out — and yet I wasn’t scared or terrified. I just felt peaceful.
I see my surgeon in 6 days. We’ll see what he says. I keep getting all these mixed reviews on everything, and honestly, like my mom says, I need to not listen to any until I can speak with this doctor. Then I’ll know.
Thanks for all the prayers.
What a great reminder to sometimes just let those plans slide and enjoy our kids’ delight!
I always love your perspective and your photos!
You are in our prayers 🙂
Praise God for giving you His peace yesterday. Praying for good reports and a great recovery. Don’t you just love how He gives us those precious moments where our minds turn away from the concerns that hound us? New mercies every morning, that’s for sure.
So glad you were able to get a little break! You’ll continue to be in my prayers!
I’m so glad it well for you.. I prayed for you yesterday. I so understood your anxiety about the MRI. I had one in January and had no idea what it was gonna be like. I was totally unprepared for the teeny space and never would have thought it would bother me anyway.. Bit it did! They had to pull me out, I asked the guy to pray for me. He said “you mean like right now?” I said yes and he prayed a simple heartfelt prayer asking the Lord to give me peace.. And He did.
So glad you had such a great day with your kids too:)
so sweet. and i’m so glad you did ok during the mri. i thought about you a ton yesterday. still praying 🙂
How fun, your grass looks so green, that was the first thing I noticed lol, we have a yard of hay, no rain since April 26th, it is so hot and dry that everything is dead.
So glad to hear that the MRI went better than you had expected. Praying that God will direct the Dr.’s and you to know what the next steps should be. Still praying for your pain too.
Loving how you recognize these moments. I still seem to let them slip by without appreciating them. You are an inspiration.
So glad the MRI went OK.
Boys and fire trucks… never a bad thing 😉
Wow… sounds kind of traumatizing but glad you were able to have some peace in the midst of all the chaos of that procedure. Praying you have answers soon!
Hunter would’ve died to be in your yard. Little unplanned moments of childhood joy are the best. I love the pictures you captured.
I was flying all day yesterday, got home at midnight. Phew! So I’m behind on your MRI. I’m so thankful it was as peaceful as something like that could be. Praying for results that bring a forseeable solution. Your mom is right. Continuing to pray also for you not to worry and get anxiety over it.
Hugs to my best blogging friend. : )
My little brothers adore big trucks. We have roads on three sides of our house that are almost always being worked on. Life stops when there are big trucks to watch. 🙂
so glad the MRI went well! looks like you found a fun way to distract yourself.
The Lord is so gracious! Giving you that unexpected break to help take your mind off of things, but most of all to give you peace in the MRI. I have a friend who’s having one tomorrow and is very claustrophobic so if you could say a prayer for Angela I’d really appreciate it!
Know that you’re always in my thoughts and prayers!
Isaiah 53:4-6 ¶Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
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Too cute – I love how little boys (and little girls sometimes too!) take pleasure in such simple – albeit noisy and dirty – things. 🙂
Praying for you, Rachel!!