Not to complain, but if you don’t hear much from me for a bit more, it’s because I’m still busy tending my beloved husband and our household, which seems to be falling apart on all sides! Besides Alan and my computers being stolen, our main household computer went down and won’t be up and running again until they get the parts on Saturday. Our cat, Davy Crockett, has a UTI and I had to run him to the vet today! Our old Civic had a flat tire. I took it in for repair, and they said all four tires needed to be replaced…further more, the studs on the tires were breaking off. So, $252.00 later (they gave me a break on the tires because they hadn’t survived for the allotted 70,000 miles), I took the Civic over to our auto repair guy. They found $900 worth of trouble just waiting to happen, including dry ball bearings and 12 of 16 wheel studs being faulty. I picked that up this morning. The electrician worked here all day, and—wonder of wonders—the electricity is working again. He said the wires burned out right at the garage wall and could have burned the house down! I just wrote the check to pay him for all he did…another $900. Yikes! My sister Annie says she thinks Satan has put out an all-points bulletin for this parish’s demons: Picnic at the Armstrong’s house: BYOT (trouble)…or something like that!
Well, maybe so or maybe not. I do know the Lord promises that “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.” I do know I love God with all my heart, and so I am just waiting expectantly for the good. It may not be anything I can see or touch, but I know that good will come to someone somewhere, even if it’s simply the ability to comfort somebody else when they go through deep waters.
Alan has been up and walking a bit now and then, although he still doesn’t have much energy. Our pastor was over today, and that was very cheery. We haven’t heard any report from the lymph node biopsies yet, but tomorrow Alan will have X-rays and a doctor’s appointment, so we’re assuming we’ll know something by then.
Thanks for all the encouraging notes and for PRAYING. It is a wonderful blessing to part of this grand family of God…to be loved by him, to be his child, to be able to “sit on his lap” often and enjoy the precious privilege of fellowship with such fabulous sisters and brothers!!