Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12, 2010

Wow - January 12th and by the grace of God, I'm feeling fairly good! I did 30 minutes on the exercise bike and another 20 on the treadmill! I know it might not sound like much, especially coming from me - a retired soldier, but, 3 months ago, I could hardly sit up by myself,or walk to the mailbox without great pain.

I can't describe the joy I feel inside - I'm just so excited to wake up each morning... I don't ever want to lose this amazing feeling - what a gift. I started back to school to finish my Master's Degree, and although I'm taking what I hear is probably the hardest course, I'm not afraid....I'm diving in and giving it my all!! WOOHOO! And....keeping my fingers crossed.... :)

Whew, now if I can just keep the energy spurts coming!! LOL Happy January!!

Already this year, my thoughts are with so many whose health has not been so good as of late. My brother Johnny, my brother-in-law Hassell, my sister, who is having a knee replacement soon, Ms Shirley K, a veteran, who passed away yesterday, and Adrienne, who continues her battle with breast cancer. I saw Adrienne today and she looked beautiful. I know she didn't feel so great, but she is a woman of faith, and it was clear to me that God's armor is protecting her....

My brother had open heart surgery and is holding his own and my brother-in-law had two stints put in today; thankfully they are doing better, and my sister is looking forward to walking without pain once again after her surgery.

I believe, that even when we think, and wish, and hope, things were different, that all is as it should be in the world as it is HIS plan, and we must keep the faith and believe in HIS love for us. HE has given me a new inspiration to live and love each day, and so be it - I am, one minute, every minute, at a time, and it's a great feeling!!

Love to all~

1 comment:

  1. Hi Arla, Just want to share a scripture that comes to me while reading your blog found in Ephesians 3:19-20........."And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God". (To truly know and experience all of His love, is to have all the fulness of God). How blessed are we when we really know that God loves us! Verse 20 says, "Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us," Anything we can ever imagine, think or ask - He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that. Wow! That blows my mind. We can't even imagine what God wants to do for us and is able and willing! Thanks for sharing your journey. I'm very proud of you, Arla. God bless, Lilly