Tuesday, October 11, 2016

52 Lists - What's on your Heart

52 lists with Chasing Slow


This week's list is "What's on your Heart."  Well, that's easy enough as I have a whole lotta stuff on my heart..........

1. I'm pretty sure I am one of millions with the Presidential election on their heart.  Good grief, how on earth did this happen?  I am sure George Washington has turned over in his grave multiple times and I'm sure our dear Lord above is shaking His head in disbelief.  May God be merciful!

2. I went to the mailbox this past Saturday and had a big white envelope from the Veterans Administration awaiting me.  I was so shocked and, from the look of the envelope, I was afraid they were sending back the application I had sent in for my Dad about a month ago due to some lack of information.  Well, imagine my surprise when I opened it and the first page was informing me that my Daddy was entitled to the maximum monthly benefit beginning immediately.  I almost shouted!!! I expected him to receive some benefit but I certainly did not expect him to receive the maximum.  And, neither did I expect to hear so quickly.  It was exactly 31 days from the day I sent in the application.  I went by to see the VA rep here today to tell him the good news and he was just as shocked as I was.  I am so happy for my Daddy as this is what he is entitled to for his service to our country.

3. I am a bit nervous as I head to the oral surgeon later today.  I will have a tooth extracted and the pre-work done for an implant.  The receptionist asked me if I would like to have conscious sedation and, after pondering that for a few seconds, I decided that was a great idea.  I mean, why should I fret and stew over it when I don't have to.  I did a little research on conscious sedation and it sounds very safe, so hopefully this procedure will only be a vague memory for me. And, hopefully the recovery will be a piece of cake! ~chuckle~

4. I am so looking forward to seeing our Oklahoma family next week.  Our daughter and grandson will be enjoying a few days out of school for Fall Break, so we will share some of that time with them.  We have not seen them since July and little Coleman has changed so much and has celebrated his 1st birthday since that time.  

5. I have been privileged to get to know several of the young ladies involved in our local Teen Challenge program the past year.  I have heard of the program for years but getting to know these girls, hear their stories, and see God's transforming power at work in their lives, has blessed me beyond words.  I can't say enough good about the program! Where would any of us be without God's redemptive grace and mercy?  What a gift!

6. Our church hosted a picnic this past Sunday afternoon at a lovely state park  nearby.  I really wasn't all that excited about it but it was such an enjoyable time.  We took our little Princess with us and one of her best friends came and they had such a good time.  It was so refreshing to be with a group of Christians enjoying good fellowship, good food on a gorgeous fall afternoon.  It was a time to forget all the heaviness and we all need more times such as this.



Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

13 comments:

  1. There is just not much more we can say about this election. It will be an interesting 28 days at the least. Prayer is the only answer for us. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  2. My heart is so broken over the state of our nation. We need God's guidance for sure. And that is awesome about your daddy's benefits. My husband was recently awarded Social Security Disability payments, and this only about 4 weeks after applying, which is rare. Have a beautiful week.

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  3. What a blessing to have received a quick response and max. benefits for your dad. I hope all goes well with the tooth extraction. Let us hear from you as you feel like it. Your Church picnic sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy the fall weather. So happy you will get to see your daughter and grandson soon, too.

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  4. Not much I can add to your comment about the election. Hope all goes well with your extraction. It was a long process for me (getting the implant) but I'm so happy I got it done. Spend the evening resting, enjoy the rest of your week.

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  5. What wonderful news about your dad! Hope your dental procedure goes well today. I would probably have to go the conscious sedation route as well!

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  6. Such good news about the mail from the VA. Since retiring and entering the world of Medicare, Social Security, supplemental insurances, etc, we have found their ways to be rather confusing at times. So with this victory, that is very encouraging.

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  7. P.S. I hope your recovery from today's dental appt goes well.

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  8. You are certainly not alone, dear Lea. Indeed, may God be merciful! It breaks my heart to see the state of our nation and its rapid decline...

    I hope all went well with the oral surgery. Hugs to you!

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  10. So happy to hear that your dad will be receiving the benefits that he deserves, and so quickly! As for you and your tooth... I hope it truly is a piece of cake.

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  11. So happy your Daddy received full benefits so quickly! God's favor is upon you. It usually takes so long. Praise God!

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  12. I hope that you are recovering from your oral surgery. My heart is heavy for our nation, too. So happy to read that your Dad is getting benefits and praises for a quick answer, too. The link-up is up, so please feel free to link up this post :)

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  13. I'm glad to see that most of the things on your heart are positive. :-) Although there's that whole concern about the election thing . . . Hope the dental surgery went very well.

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