Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/31/17

Sometimes, I shock myself with the smart stuff I say and do. Other times, I try to get out of the car with my seatbelt on.

Ryan and I have been chillaxin’ together all day. Watched a couple of movies on Netflix, listened to tunes of the 80’s, cruised around the house in his wheelchair and are currently watching the Raiders game. We both think (but are hoping it’s not so) it’s going to be a tough year to watch them. While their offense is good and projected to put up a lot of points, their defense is sub par and will most likely cost them in the end. Nonetheless, we’ll cheer them on. Go Raiders!

Speaking of cheering on, I’ll be cheering Ryan on tomorrow, should the Good Lord above grant us another day. Lord, let it be so…Amen

Stay cool y’all…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/30/17

It’s like Ryan never had an operation yesterday, except for the blood in his excrement. It’s expected over the next few days, but that’s the only evidence of him having had a procedure. I wish I were half the man he is. I’d be in pain, and whining for days after something like that; even if it was mostly for the attention and the ice cream…

The next three days are supposed to be scorchers (100+), so we’ll be visiting Ryan’s room a lot. He probably doesn’t want his parents invading his room, but until he starts making the house payments, it’s too bad…ha ha. I think he would laugh at that. And, I don’t think he’ll mind if we hang out with him. Well, he definitely won’t mind his mother hanging out with him. Me, on the other hand…

Love 4 Ryan! Only hope!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/29/17

Thank you all for praying for Ryan’s surgery! It went very well, and he was able to come home just a few short hours afterward. To him, it’s like it never happened because he’s his same happy self now. Of course, it might be because of the pain meds he’s on. But hey, we’ll take it…just so long as my boy has that smile on his face.

And, thank you for praying for Jacob’s first day at Chapman U! He called when Ryan was in recovery and told us he had a great first day of school…he likes his teachers, the subjects, etc.

The Lord has blessed us with two wonderful children. I know why he chose Janine to be their mother, but I’m still trying to figure out why I got so lucky…

Y’all are wonderful people, and we are blessed to have you in our lives supporting us on our journeys with your love and support. We pray God’s richest blessing upon you…daily! Have an awesome rest of the week on and with purpose!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/28/17

Tomorrow is Ryan’s big day at the hospital…for surgery, that is. He seems to be taking it in stride tonight as he’s been laughing his head off (not literally) for the past several minutes. He always laughs at danger. I really don’t know if that’s true, but it sounded good to write. Anyway, today I’ve been following the doctor’s instructions to give him certain meds and not give him others in preparation for his surgery time of 9:45 A.M. The procedure should only take an hour and a half, and they say he’ll be able to go home afterward. That would be really nice, as we do not like staying in the hospital any longer than we have to. Please pray that he’ll have a good night’s sleep tonight and make it through tomorrow with flying colors.

Jacob had a big day today as he started his Junior year at a new college down in Orange, CA. It’s called Chapman University. I haven’t heard how his day went, but I’m sure he did just fine.

Speaking of doing just fine…I hope y’all are doing just that…fine, that is.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/27/17

Okay, I give in. I think global warming is real; at least it is in my backyard. It was over 100 degrees here today, and it’s supposed to be hotter tomorrow. I’m sorry I haven’t got anything more interesting to say. Talking about the weather is usually reserved for lulls in a conversation. This post, however, is a result of my brain and body being fried…literally. You could scramble an egg on my forehead. I’d hang out in Ryan’s room, but he sees enough of me during the week, so I want to make sure to give him some space…

He’s doing well, by the way…

Thank you Lord for another beautiful day! Thank you for your love and for your grace. We are blessed in so many ways…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/26/17

It’s never too early to start praying for something, so I’m asking prayer that Ryan’s surgery to remove a kidney stone on this coming Tuesday will go smoothly and successfully, and that he’ll recover quickly and completely. And by completely, I mean way beyond just the operation on Tuesday. Thank y’all for continuing and starting to pray…

God’s got this!

Isaiah 41:13   For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/25/17

I’ve finally figured out why I don’t look good in pictures. It’s my face…

Numbers 6:25   The LORD make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you…

Now, the face of God…That’s a whole different story…

May His face truly shine upon you all…

Enjoy your weekend on purpose!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/24/17

Well, I’m happy to say that we did not…I repeat, did not…fly to Paris this morning. We didn’t win the lottery either, so I guess we won’t be flying ANYWHERE anytime soon…Oh well!

Because of this major disappointment, Ryan and I have been moping around in his room all day. We just haven’t had the motivation to do anything at all. This is so not true. We’ve actually done quite a bit; maybe not by normal people’s standards, but for Ryan’s standards…quite a bit. First, he got a visit from his grandma Sandy who gave him his physical therapy. That was followed by a couple of hours of listening to the soothing sounds of the seventies. That was followed by a visit from by Kristy who brought a reading of the day’s news and some mystery book. After that, Ryan and I listened to more music and watched a few of the TV shows I’d recorded over the past several days…

You know, spending the day with Ryan like this was worth way more than any amount of money we could have won from the lottery? There isn’t any amount of money in the world that could replace a day like this…PRICELESS!

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/23/17

I’d prefer not to win $700+ million because it would put me in a tax bracket…

So, this morning we took Ryan to get some blood work done before his surgery next Tuesday. Hopefully, the tests will come back negative for the UTI he’s had, so the surgery for his kidney stone can proceed on schedule. Please pray to that end. Thank you.

Tomorrow, I get to watch Ryan for a double shift (16 hours). I wish I didn’t have to sleep at all, because I’d be happy to watch him round the clock…

We’re going to make vanilla pudding, stuff it into a mayonnaise jar and go to a public place to eat it…

We’ll also be wearing matching shirts that say “LIFE”, and handing out lemons…

 

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 8/22/17

Yesterday, Ryan wished his brother Jacob a safe journey back to college for his Junior year. Jacob will be attending Chapman University in Orange, CA.

A junior in college. Really? So soon?

The house is a little more quiet, and that makes me sad. But, my sadness is short-lived because there are now plenty of towels I can dry off with, and I don’t have to share any milk…