Friday, October 30, 2009

The Lord IS Good

This past month has been eventful in the family. I am just coming off several weeks of intense physical theropy designed to both strengthen my leg and give it more flexability in preparation for a total knee replacement in January. Seems the joint was so destroyed that it has slipped several centimeters, so is limited to what can be done pre-surgery. But I am walking to a degree.
One of our daughters blew out the engine of her car and was feeling stranded for a couple weeks, but now she has wheels again.
One of our granddaughters wa sgiven news that her unborn child might have a serios genetic problem. She underwent several painful tests and while there may be problems, they are not as serious as they might have been and most likely correctable at birth.
Another granddaughter and her husband (as well as our daughter and son-in-law) are mourning the loss of their unborn child who had a very serious genetic problem. He died a previous October but is still loved by so many.
Our son lost his job of 20 years, but has secured a new position with the same employer. He will retain all seniority and benefits.
Another daughter faced having her daughter declared legally disabled and had to take formal action to keep her from becoming a ward of the state.
Richard had a series of tests done that at first allowed him to go completely off oxygen after 6 1/2 years, but indicated a potential heart problem. Yesterday we received word that although there is an abnormal beat, it is not irratic and no serious problem was found.
Praise God for His hand on all we are and all we do. He is definately in control. Glory to His name.