Friday’s Fave Five

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Welcome to Friday’s Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, in which we can share five of our favorite things from the last week,  wonderful exercise in looking for and appreciating the good things God blesses us with. Click on the button to learn more, then go to Susanne’s to read others’ faves and link up your own.

Thanks so much for your prayers for Jim’s surgery. Everything went pretty well. We’ll get the pathology report back in about a week, and the doctor didn’t see any other areas of concern. He was released from the hospital yesterday (Thursday) and had a pretty rough time with nausea and pain for a while, but both are under control with prescription medicines now.

Even with surgery during the week, there were highlights of God’s grace:

1. Kind and capable nurses.

2. Hospital food. I don’t know how it was for the patient as Jim didn’t get to experience much of it, but I had a great lunch of the most tender pot roast I’ve had in a long time plus a chocolate peanut butter pie from the cafeteria. When his mom was in, we had a great turkey and dressing lunch there. I may stop in even when no one is a patient. 🙂

3. Surprises. Our pastor unexpectedly met us when we first went to the hospital and stayed with us until they were almost ready to take Jim to surgery. That meant a lot. Someone probably would have stayed with me during surgery, but I had told the pastor weeks before that I’d rather zone out with a book than have to try to make conversation. But I was glad Jason and Mittu came and stayed, and Jesse came after classes. Then I didn’t know until the next day that after Jason and Mittu left they went to our house and made up a couple of meals to go into the oven and a plate full of sandwiches and brought some soup. And last weekend they had gone away for the weekend for Mittu’s birthday (which was Wednesday, the same day as Jim’s surgery. Happy belated birthday, Mittu! We’ll be celebrating later) and brought us back an order of rolls from Fatz Cafe, one of favorite places that unfortunately we don’t have here. We enjoyed them with a couple of meals.

4. People from church who have been and will be visiting Jim’s mom while he is recuperating.

5. Computer cases and fixes. Something went wrong with my desktop computer last weekend–a corrupted file, Jim thinks. He and my oldest son spent a lot of time getting it back in good working order. And I had been looking for a case for my laptop for some time and finally settled on this one, and was able to apply my gift card from Katrina’s Fall Into Reading Challenge to it. It took me ages to decide on one but I like that this is both classy and feminine and has a bit of storage room for other things as well.

Bonus: Humor helps in many ways!

17 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. So glad to hear Jim’s home and recuperating. Will continue to pray for him. How sweet of Jason and Mittu to cook for you and do sandwiches. Also, all the church people pitching in with different things. What a blessing!

  2. Rejoicing with you on Jim’s being home & recuperating….time to ‘baby’ him. :0) Continuing to pray ~ you are blessed with a wonderful caring family & church….d “Be still and know I am God…” Psalm 46:10

  3. I’m so glad the surgery went well and Jim is home and recuperating. Pastors just do those kind of things like coming to the hospital when surgery is scheduled – I know, I’m married to one! 😉 And church family always helps out in times like that too. Those things are always a blessing!

    I love your new computer bag! Love that embroidery. And an extra blessing to have a gift card to apply to it. You’ll enjoy using it after taking so long to choose it, because you got exactly what you wanted.

  4. Glad surgery went well. You are blessed that Jason and Mittu are so thoughtful and helpful!

    I’m also glad Jim was able to get your laptop going. I know I’m always frustrated when my technology doesn’t work!

  5. Glad the surgery went well for your dh. That must have been stressful. So encouraging that you had all that support from family and friends.

    Praying for a quick recovery.

    Many blessings

  6. Glad to hear your hubby’s home and on the mend — and that the hospital stay was a positive experience. I think nurses are such a blessing. Love that bag for your laptop! Have a great week ahead, Barb, and send get well wished to your husband.

  7. Boy, I certainly didn’t expect to find hospital food to be among your faves, but it is so nice that it made it on the list! Actually, I used to work in a hospital and the cafeteria wasn’t half bad 😉 Very pleased to hear that your husband’s surgery went well and that the initial pain and nausea are behind him. Praying for thorough recovery.

  8. So glad to hear that Jim’s surgery went well. Praying his recuperation period will be an easy one and he’ll be up on his feet and well in no time! You have a real blessing in that young lady your son chose for his wife. She seems to have a real heart of gold. And what a blessing that others recognized the need and filled it of visiting with Jim’s Mom while you guys are out of commission. That must have been a huge load off your minds. Our hospital cafeteria used to have really good food for a good price at one time too, and lots of people went there just to eat without knowing anyone in the hospital. Unfortunately that is not so much the case anymore. Have a good week of having Jim home.

  9. I understand the desire to be able to sit quietly while your loved one is in surgery. I love having a family member with me, but otherwise I too prefer to be alone.
    Good hospital food? Unheard of!
    You have a wonderful daughter in law (and sons)! They will be blessed because they bless you.

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