Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"rain of grace"



Like when your nurse calls and says...

"Dr. Panwalkar doesn't see anything worrisome for cancer in your back!"  

"It looks like you have a bulging disc..."

I've never been so happy to hear I have a bulging disc!  

She said "rest, take Advil, use heat or cold,  and it should heal in a few weeks time."  



And then that really little voice in my head went "whew, and you get to keep your hair for awhile longer too."  


“When we lay the soil of our hard lives open to the rain of grace and let joy penetrate our cracked and dry places, let joy soak into our broken skin and deep crevices, life grows. How can this not be the best thing for the world? For us?” 
― Ann VoskampOne Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

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    1. All glory to God! Bless you Susan-

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    1. Thanks be to God- Thank you Lisa!

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  3. lol You are so funny. I am so glad it's a bulging disc too lol
    Boy, you sure keep us entertained here in blogville.
    We hold our breath at every hiccup lol
    I am praying so hard for you to get better.
    I know you will!!!

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    1. And I worry about how to share and what to share and even when - I feel that collective "holding of breath." I know when I can exhale, all of you can too :)

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  4. Wonderful!!! Good news can be just how you look at it! Today I had a colonoscopy because of problems I was having, but they didn't really find anything! yay!! I guess I thought it was funny because I couldn't stop laughing when I woke up. My dear husband recorded me...and put it on my blog--dear soul that he is :)
    http://www.pilgrimstreehouse.com/

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    1. Oh I will come and see, but so glad Teresa that they couldn't find anything!

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  5. HALLELUJAH!!! that's the BEST BEST BEST thing i've read all day! doing the happy dance here in GA!!

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    1. Yep- Praise God along with a happy dance! Thanks Jenn!

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  6. You just made my day even better!!! It's so wonderful to hear that you received such good news!!! xxxooo

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    1. Eileen- that blesses me so much- thank you! xxoo

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  7. Oh, praise be, Vicky!!! I was sitting at my desk at school this afternoon thinking of you and worrying over you, and praying for God's peace and healing... so thankful with you for His rain of grace!

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    1. Thank you for faithfully thinking of me and praying for me!

      I've been wondering how you are doing on your new adventure- I hope your new job is going well!

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  8. and not that I am glad that you have a bulging disc, but so so thankful that he doesn't see cancer!

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    1. In a way, I AM thankful for the bulging disc- you know- its such an odd perspective but maybe I am meant to give thanks for that too...

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  9. Never thought I'd say congrats on your bulging disc, but by golly I'm saying it! That is aweomse news sweet Vicky! Sending many hugs and smiles your way. Now rest and take it easy and get that bulging disc to mend.

    PS--I'm doing a blog giveaway right now, and I think you'd love the stuff. I hit up Hobby Lobby the other day and bought a bunch of fun Fall stuff for the giveaway. I know Minot has a Hobby Lobby, do you guys have one too?

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    1. Thanks Jen- such a great giveaway too! Hope everyone visits and checks it out :)

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  10. Praises...praises...praises! (?? Life is all about perspective, isn't it?) Celebrating with you about the hair!! Love ya!

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    1. Perspective is everything :) Thanks for celebrating with me!

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  11. Oh, that rain of grace!!! I'm smiling here, too, as I think of perspective. A bulging disc is sooooo painful, but perspective here makes it something to be so thankful for, doesn't it???? All day yesterday I thought of you, prayed for you, and today I get to join in a celebration of thanks!!!! Love that picture up top!!! Perfect!

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  12. Fantastic! And I am all about keeping the hair!

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  13. Hippy, hippy ya! When I saw you had goodnews I almost said "it's about time". I am so happy they did not fine any cancer there. Praise God for bulging discs.

    I tried three times to comment on the other post. Silly iPad is giving me fits tonight.

    How I wished I could help with the benefit.........wait. I might be able to help...how about I mail you a doily that you can use at the benefit auction?

    Really I would love to pop in and see you at the benefit. And not tell you I was coming.
    Sweet girl, get some rest, keep that pain under control. We serve a awesome God!
    Love you!

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  14. Vicky-
    So very happy to hear this news. I've been holding my breath here in Massachusetts since your post about your back pain. This is great news.
    Holding you in the Light.
    Peace,
    Anne

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  15. Praise, praise! Thought of you and prayed often for you the past few days. Blessings.

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  16. I'm so thankful to read this. Praising our Awesome God along with your friends. Will keep you in my prayers; I've had disc issues and they are no walk in the park. But as was mentioned above, it's all about perspective. Bless you, Vicky.

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  17. Dearest Vicky,
    I am so happy and relieved that your visits have revealed something besides cancer. God is so faithful to us through every single second of our day. You are dear to my heart as I pray for you each day, my sweet friend! I am so thankful for this great big hug from God!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xoxo

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  18. I'm SO thrilled for you. Feeling SO thankful that it's "just" a bulging disc! Hope it heals soon.

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  19. YESSSSSSS, what a feeling of relief by you but by me too!!!! I am thinking every day about you and I hope you will get well very, very soon!!!

    I love you so much and send you the biggest Bussals ever!!!!

    XXX
    Mimi

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  20. OH HaPpY DaY!!! What wonderful, fabulous news! Praying healing over your back and happy dancing for you in Georgia. The doxology seems like good music right now!

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  21. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is wonderful news Vicky...I mean not for your bulging disc, but I think we are all breathing a collective sigh of relief. Love to you all...

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  22. Yipppeeeee! So happy you have a bulging disc! :) You so deserve some good news. Take care of yourself, Vicky.

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  23. Yay for bulging disk!...Have you tried Aleve for pain? I think it works best if you can take it...

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  24. Hi Vicky !!!
    I'm so lucky & immensely glad to visit here after a long gap (due to my busy schedule with my son's medical institute admissions) & read about your good health & courage. However you were always in my good thoughts throughout this gap & my blessings were following you on your back all along this period.

    In a way how lucky we are to know that you have a treatable disc prolapse or a bulge. Do take good care of it & you shall be OK soon.

    Love & Blessings to you !!

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  25. It's a beautiful thing!!!......

    Now do I dare ask you to send me the photo that is of you and your girlfriends floating in the tubes on the lake? Are you liking your blog look enough or can I change it.. again. :-)

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  26. 3 cheers for bulging disc!!!!!
    Breath
    Love

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  27. YES!!!Bugling disc is good, really good. Soft hugs filled with strength and energy and love :-) xo

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  28. whew!!!! :) YEAH For a good scan my friend ;)

    ENJOY your weekend
    xo,
    Michelle

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  29. What praiseworthy and wonderful news, Vicky. You're bulging! Just now catching up and wondering how I missed the Facebook links. I'm going to keep reading.....

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  30. Wonderful news. I have to keep reading too..

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