Thursday, June 29, 2017

St Phanourios and how he found me a Husband

Finally after 7 months I am writing again
This post is how St. Phanourios found me my Husband...
"there I was, with my dear sister-friend on our way to the monastery in Quebec on a beautifully sunny day… she was expecting her third child, I was about to start a new job,we were happy to be going to the monastery together….and I was emailing “this man from New Jersey!” I was so excited when I realized that it was St. Phanourios’ day! They had the bread for him out in the courtyard. I went into the small beautiful chapel there, and saw a small icon of St. Phanourios propped up on the ledge by the icon of Christ on their iconostasis 8. While I had prayed formal prayers to St. Phanourios before, that day my prayer was much more spontaneous. It went like this: “please, please, please, I really like him, his name is ___, please, please, please, I really like him…He’s Orthodox! … please, please, please….” "

read the rest here or here

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Progress ~ the cast is off!

Oh My Goodness 
what a morning we had!
At the very last minute my doctor's appointment
was moved up,
we could not get anyone to help me down the stairs,
I did them by myself .... it was tiring but we made it...
I did get transport help back, 
though it was not exactly what I had asked for... 
we made it...
I was so tired when we got back, 
Lord have mercy!
So no more cast!
Air cast/boot.
I can't bear weight on it for 2 more weeks but
I can put my foot DOWN!
I can sit at a table naturally!
I can take the air cast OFF.
A dear friend of mine sent a wonderful 
craft-care package to me!
I can't wait to make some cards, esp.
as I can sit at the table now...
no more days on end sitting in bed, what a blessing.
I think I am esp excited about this as I did not know
I would be 'allowed' to put my foot down on the ground yet.
Well. Other than this, 
I can say that our house is weary.  
My Husband could use prayers for bolstering up about now.
He's valiant as always, but it's not been an easy road for him
with all of this. 
A friend of ours, a dear local friend,
sent us a wonderful pot of barley and mushroom soup.
To help us as summer colds and all came.
We had some for dinner, it was so wonderful.
Well, I must try to get some sleep.  
I am so glad to have some progress to report.
And we finished our 2nd card to our Munchkin 
who is overseas again for the rest of the summer...
God bless you all and thank you all for your comments on the last
posts, while I am not always able to respond to each one,
they are all treasured and greatly appreciated! 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

This Week ~ Struggles and Hopes

This week was a challenging one.
I felt like I slid into a pit....
Summer colds came to our house.
I've not been too congested but very fatigued. 
Yesterday I woke up, had breakfast, did prayers
and feel asleep again until Mr Husband woke me at 1 PM!
And I was so sleepy still!
It had just been a difficult week, 
and yesterday night late, I went to our library 
and prayed and got out the book on St John
and read much of my favourite parts, written by the 
lady in France who knew him so well. 
That comforted me greatly.
Today I watched this video about him
and learned new things about his life
and enjoyed it. 

I watched liturgy this morning again from home,
it was super special as they had a beautiful choir singing.
I watched their concert later too,
it was really nice.
I linked to both of these above...
the first song they did for liturgy (it's a bit into the video as they do prayers
before liturgy) was very moving.
We could really use your prayers for health 
here at my home.
I go to the doctor Tuesday and have a list of 
It will be 7 weeks this week since the accident
but boy does it seem like a lot longer.
I really want to be the lady and mistress of my house again.
Nothing is where it should be, it seems;
Mr Husband and I both miss my cooking;
I miss walking and having baths,
and being able to quick go get something or be at 
my computer (I can't fit in my work station so I just 
use my chrome book) or go to my craft closet
or make tea, wash dishes or set the table. 
And use my pretty dishes and silver-plated silverware! 
And tea cups! 
It could be another 2 weeks before I am able to put
any weight on my foot.
I loved the first 3 seasons of When Calls the Heart,
just wanted to be sure I mentioned that :)
I can't wait to see more!
I watched a bit of The Crown, not sure yet fully what I think of it
though I enjoyed the first part that I saw...I know that it will not
all be easy to see though, so put it on hold for now...
I am so thankful for Mr Husband and our marriage.
I love him so much....
he's really my best friend and it is 
wonderful to share the ups and downs of life together.
Just praying that our life will have more 'ups' soon.
It's been a difficult year, to say the least...
But God is with us and so many
are suffering such sorrows....
we are in no way immune from this
and I feel so much for so many who I know
have such heavy burdens...

Monday, June 19, 2017

One moment at a time...the last few days...

I got a bunch of books the other day,
I will have lots of great reading ahead, God willing.
I was almost out of yarn for my wash cloth knitting.
What I got is not as good as I was hoping but I will make it work;
I've only tried the yellow so far; it's not as thick as the same
yarn that is not on a spool, same brand etc. 
Well, I guess you get what you pay for, this was cheaper...
we had a real storm earlier, but Mr Husband got home safe
and I trust my help did too.
My doctor's visit (and hopeful cast removal) was moved up
to next week Tuesday.
I still have another 3 months the doctor says before I will
be fully better but I feel encouraged by the hopeful progress.
I got some really nice mail today
and I am so grateful for that. 
I hope to make some more cards soon.
I am trying to make the best of each day.
Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my last post,
I really really appreciate each one. 
May God bless us all!