#1: I saw the surgeon yesterday and he gave me the clearance to walk! I immediately ditched one crutch and use the other one to get around when walking far distances. At home, though, I seem to be doing well without any assistance. We'll see how my calves feel tomorrow. They probably don't like me too much right now! The praise about this is that I wasn't even allowed to bear weight on my left leg until yesterday. How could I get off crutches so quickly? In short, I have been working out EVERY single day, and I think the combination of exercises has restored my muscle strength enough to promote walking. Woot woot!
#2: John was diagnosed with H1N1, better known as the swine flu :( Poor thing is so sick, and after only 48 hours of symptoms, he already has bronchitis! Do pray for him if you will. I have progressively become more achy and chilled as the day has worn on. At this point I'm not sure if I have been infected, but the odds are definitely not in my favor.
#3: Since John's business has considerably slowed down, we are really pinching pennies. I kind of freaked out a bit last week, worried that we would be out on the street soon. With all of the support we have from family, I highly doubt that would ever happen. Nonetheless, we are taking the financial challenge of significantly cutting back, and that means lots of PB&J and tuna sandwiches and even unhealthy Ramen noodles. Despite our current situation, we know that God always provides for our every need, and I really believe that means He'll never let us go hungry. Today, John's mom showed up at our door with a huge pot of congee and tons of miscellaneous groceries. Since we haven't communicated our need to her, she didn't even know that our diet has been quite limited lately. I see this as just one of many ways God takes care of His children. Thank you, LORD!
In Hope (for many things indeed),