Monday, April 23, 2007



Good News/Bad News

A short post - just too much stuff going on right now.

It's been 3 years almost to the day since TP's diagnosis of lupus nephritis. It's been a long 3 years in many ways. Nonetheless, at her six month check up on Friday, her doctor was very happy with TP's continued good health and remission. TP will continue on one medication only, and have blood work every 6 weeks to monitor any possible flare. So, we are blessed and thankful for this great news! Thank you, dear Lord.

The bad news I can't really share right now - there are two different things which have happened recently which have caused me to feel pretty deflated. I would dearly love to have a small vacation away, all by myself, to just pray and contemplate and find answers and healing.

I keep all of close in thought and prayer every day - even though I don't write often, I still think of you!

12 Comments:

At 10:52 PM, Blogger annb said...

Valerie, I rejoice with you over TP's good results and am praying for you for whatever is going on in your life! We don't have to know what we're praying for - God knows each of us and our needs! I pray that you find peace and some rest!
I can understand needing time alone! A few years ago I was feeling completely overwhelmed and decided to take some time for myself! I stayed in a cabin at the lake - alone for four days! I got up each morning and sat by the pool, reading! I spent a lot of time studying The Bible, finding the comfort I needed to go back home feeling God's comfort and feeling completely refreshed and ready to face my life again! When I got home, my husband and my daughter had painted my bedroom and bathroom and they looked great! It was a nice surprise to find at home!
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles." II Corinthians 1:3,4

 
At 4:45 AM, Blogger ukok said...

Hoorah and praise be to God for TP's continued improvement and management of her illness!

(((BIG HUGS))) to you for the things that aren't going so well for you right now.

Please know that I have a very soft spot for you and think of and pray for you often.

Wish you were nearer (is the UK too far for a weekend visit? LOL!)because you could come and stay a weekend with me!

God Bless you

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger susan said...

Oh Great news about TP. Prayers for peace over the other news.

 
At 9:08 AM, Blogger HeyJules said...

Soooo happy to hear that TP is still doing well. What a blessing!

As for you...

You know where to find me if you need to talk. The email door is always open.

 
At 10:02 AM, Blogger Imperfect Christian said...

Ugh, I think Blogger ate my first comment! I said that I hope your trials and tribulations blow over soon and you, at least, get an emotional vacation! You're in my thoughts and prayers! Yeah for good doc. news!!

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger Shawnda said...

oh Val! I'm happy to hear about TP, but so sorry you've had such a hard time lately. I don't doubt that it's been hard, and please don't take this as lacking in compassion, but I'm taking great hope in our faithful Lord for you...that He works together all things for our good, and praying that will bring you some comfort right now. Though there are definitely times when these words have not been my greatest comfort EVEN when I know they are true. And I know YOU know this....but it's in love that I share it with you (b/c that's what I take hope in!!!).....praying for comfort from our Lord for you!

 
At 12:12 AM, Anonymous nettie said...

I know you do babe :)

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger Mrs. Diamond said...

Praise God for TP's improvement!!
And I pray you find some rest in His arms today...(hug) even if you can't get away right now, be sure you take some time just for you to relax and refresh yourself in His Word....

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Rosemary Bogdan said...

Valerie, you are in my prayers. Thank God for TP's good health. It's been fun getting to know you too.

 
At 5:58 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Ann - I am hoping to be able to get some quiet time perhaps this weekend. Thank you for caring!

Deb - Hey, I may take you up on that offer some time!!! Thanks for the hug from across the ocean!

Susan - Thanks so much!

Jules - I know you're always there, and that is a huge comfort to me.

CJ - I know YOU know what it's like getting good doctor reports!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Shawnda - you are, by far, one of the most compassionate people I know, so I would never take what you write as lacking in compassion. In fact, what you wrote is just whate I needed to "hear". Thank you!!!

Nettie - :-) Love 'ya!

Mrs. D- Glad to hear from you again, and thank you for your care and concern.

 
At 1:22 PM, Blogger c.a. Marks said...

Oh no! I've been thinking about you lately.

Congrats on your 2-year blogging anniversary though.

And goody on TP's good health!!! :-)

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Congrats on the TP news! Thoughts and prayers on the personal trials and tribulations...

 

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