Thursday, July 17, 2008

His joy comes with the morning...

Today is a new day. Last night was pretty awful. I was in terrible pain and then around 8:30 pm, everything changed. Suddenly my back no longer hurt and my legs felt terrible! The best I can describe was it felt like I had cement blocks stacked from hip to toe on both legs. Dr. Williamson had told me awhile back that my disc would eventually rupture. It was bulging pretty badly on MRI and putting a lot of pressure on my already messed up nerves. He said when this happened my back would feel wonderful, but my legs would kill me. I think it finally blew. Well, I had a miserable night; between the leg pain and the 'roid rage, I got no sleep. I had decided I was going to do all I could to get to Dr. Warnell's Memorial service today and laid there all night thinking "How am I going to do this? I need to go to that service!" I pulled myself up when my alarm sounded at 7:45 am and guess what!!! NO pain!!! Nothing, nada- for the first moment in 8 very long days and after no sleep! I got ready, brought the kids to Rachel (a God send, by the way), and headed to Kingwood to meet the office crew and head to the Memorial. I am thankful beyond words... I was so blessed by Dr. Warnell's family. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, father, husband, doctor, and most importantly, amazing man of God. This is the first funeral type service I have ever attended that left me longing for Heaven! I left there feeling so much better, still very sad, but better and rejoicing for the life that Dr. Warnell led and the eternity he gets to spend with God! It was awesome! The world lost an amazing and compassionate doctor and to us, it seems too soon, but to God it's the perfect timing. So today, I am thankful for everything God gives and takes away- whether it be someone we love or our pain. I am going to be thankful for feeling good in this moment, however long it lasts...

For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.
Psalm 30:5

1 comment:

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