Wednesday, June 21, 2006

All is well ...

The surgery went well according to the surgeon and should solve the problem my dad was having with his back and legs. He will be in ICU a few days and then a regular room. My mom is well and in good spirits and will give me another update after she speaks to my dad tomorrow. The surgery was finished around 8 pm. I don't know what delayed everything but it is over. Thanks for praying.
I actually felt close to normal today except for a few hours. The tongue is still feeling pretty strange all of the time and my hair - which was not supposed to fall out - is trying it's best. The wife still is lobbying for a short/crew cut. I figure I could get a part in a movie as a chemotherapy patient for sure now.
Later this afternoon there was a nice breeze and it didn't seem too hot so I checked out the back 40 and boy have things grown in two days. I think bug control is going to become an issue based on some of the leaf damage I am seeing. Those bugs like to eat, too, but please not my plants.
We have decided to go with FastAccessDSL through BellSouth. The promotion they have going on now gives a rebate on the gateway(modem) which completely covers that cost and $50 cash which will offset the 7 or 8 $ more per month it will cost. Some people I know have cable internet which is 'blink of the eye' fast. This will not be that fast, but it will allow us to talk on the phone while also using the internet. We will see how it works out.
Psalms 20 verse 7 says' "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." Our Nation is historically unlike any other. My hope is that we do not look to our chariots or horses (our military or political might) but that we follow the path laid down by our forefathers which was a path of faith and trust in God Almighty. God has destined America for things greater than entertainment and good times. We are to be a blessing to the world. How is it that a High School Valedictorian cannot give her speech which includes how she has become who she is because of her faith in God? Is this still America? A Church on every corner America, right? I don't know what else to say but God forgive us and help us to return to the roots of faith in You that our land maybe strong.
"but we trust in the name of the LORD our God ..."
Have good Thursday in Jesus Name. GW


Russell said...

Great news on your dad, praise God.
I agree with Robin that short hair is the way to go...not a buzz, but short like pastor Ralph's. My hair is getting tired... the older I get, more of them are losing their grip and falling off my head... I can hear them scream some times... really sad. But, some times a few of them, while falling to the ground, will reach out and grab hold of something... like my back, or my ear and then they get new strength and hold on there, bummer.
Have a blessed day, brother.

FeatherIron said...

Go with the Telly Savalas!

sonja said...

"Alway's go with your wife's advice, she know's what she is talking about!
Glad to hear your dad is doing great!
The bald look is in these day's IF you do end up losing your hair!!! Just a little encouragement!
Just don't give Russell a pen or he might leave a message on your head!!
Ida Lee has a collection of hats now but she really suprised me at how "pretty" she looked bald.
Doubt you will have to go there!
Hang in there....this too will pass!


kayla said...

Blessings my brother. Let me know if you need some bug hitmen. Iceman and Turf (Bill's and my military nicknames) can come out and perform some shock and awe on em.. Got a couple of bluebery bushes from my uncle when I went home a couple of weeks ago, thought of you when I got them. I can't remember the variety. Also got a bunch of daylilies from my mom. She had like 2000 of these things in her yard. Awesome. Is Russell telling us that he is master of the creative combover? See ya soon.