Pain and progress

While I'm held captive in the kitchen tending food on the stove, I have a few minutes for an update.  My poor blog(s) have been on the back burner (no pun intended).  My poor hubby's back has been the front-and-center issue in our family life the past couple of months, and continues to be that until we get the issue resolved.

Turns out he has a herniated disc, the culprit of his intense pain.  We have a couple of options before us now, including that of surgery, so we're seeking the Lord's wisdom what direction to go.  I'm thankful for the good help we've had with physical therapy, chiropractor, and the counsel of professionals--and the sustaining mercy of the Lord.  We're trusting Him for complete healing and restoration.  We'll all be glad when this is done!

SweetPea has managed to stay on track with school and make good progress through it all--and has had a special blessing sent her way in these recent weeks, ice-skating lessons.  It's really a dream-come-true for her.  She's not a sporty person but she seems to really have found her thing and is making rapid progress.  Couldn't be easier for Mom, too--an ice rink a mile from the house and early Saturday morning lessons (yawn!) that don't interfere with school and free time schedule.  God is good!

I'm in school, too--publishing school!  We're making progress on finalizing my mom's book manuscript for publication with a self-publisher, getting excited as we see the whole thing coming together.  I had a phone interview last week with the publisher, talking through the process and learning all that goes into both creating a book and marketing it.  I used to do this back in my single days, but the whole industry has changed dramatically with computers and internet.

Had to share some of our fall pretties, though after a heavy, wet snowstorm a couple of days ago, there's not much left of our autumn color.  Glad we've got pine trees to keep us company over the colorless winter!


  1. Love seeing all of your pretty fall pictures - brings back the warm weather memories...:) Hope everything works out - we'll be praying for you guys.

    Rachel <3

  2. Anonymous10/28/2011

    It's so good to hear from you again, Mrs. Wendy! :)

    I am sorry to hear about your husband's back pain. I pray that the Lord will give you guidance and direction as to the best way to alleviate his pain. I also pray for the Lord to give you some strength too so you are not so stressed. I know it can be difficult when our husbands are not feeling well. Mine just got over the flu, and it was very stressful to see him suffer.

    I'm glad that your daughter is enjoying ice skating. That is something that I have always wanted to learn. I hope that she continues to enjoy it, and that's great news that she is progressing well with her studies.

    I wish you the best with publishing school! People tell me that I should publish my poetry someday, but I don't think it's a step I am ready to take.

    Your autumn photos are beautiful! Take care, and I hope to hear from you soon. I'm sorry this post was so long though.

    ~M. Wildflower

  3. So sorry about his back pain. I just pulled my back muscles and I'm going on 4 days of pain, (way less than your hubby, but way more than enough for me). I pray that he is healed and no surgery is needed. Glad you have some options.

    Love the pictures, so pretty.

  4. I too am sorry to hear of the continued pain for your husband. I pray that they can resolve it without surgery, but if they have to, I pray it goes well. A book would be a super big job. I hope that goes well, too. Looks like we are done camping, by the way. I wish we could have gone one last time, but life got in the way.


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