Monday, July 26, 2010

What A Week!!

Sometimes, life just happens. No matter how well we have planned, hoped, dreamed and prayed, it just seems to keep moving in a direction that we do NOT want or expect.

After suffering with severe facial pain (off and on) since January 2009, a visit to the emergency room last Monday, and an appointment with a neurologist, Hilary was officially diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. We had been pursuing every natural treatment (accupuncture, chiropractic, herbs, etc.) and getting some relieve (even several months with no pain). I prayed sooooooo hard that the natural treatments would work or God would heal her because I didn't want her to go on the medicine they use for this disease because of the side affects. But...she is now taking the medicine and experiencing the side affects. :0(

In the midst of all that was happening last week, someone very close to me said the meanest, most cruel thing that has ever been said to me in my life. I felt and still feel like someone put a dragger through my heart. But, it's not someone I can walk away from, so I'll follow the advice I used to give everyone when I worked at the church office:

This week is another insane week:

Monday -- My Mom had 4 doctor appointments and a pre-op appointment at the hospital. Hilary had a doctor appointment.

Tuesday -- Lyle has all 4 of his wisdom teeth pulled. (I just PRAY that it is not the horrible experience we had with Hilary's wisdom teeth).

Wednesday -- Hilary has a doctor's appointment.

Thursday -- Have to take my Mom to the hospital by 7:15 a.m. She will have a 4-6 hour major back surgery.

Needless to say, I AM A LITTLE STRESSED!! I am trying to rest, minute by minute, in the fact that God is good and in control!

P.S. I probably won't be posting anymore this week! If you think about Lyle, Hilary, and my Mom, could you please pray for them? Thank you!!!!!!


  1. So sorry you all have to go thru all this. Praying for Lyle, Hilary and your Mom and for you, dear friend! Wish I could be there to take some of that stress away...(((((BIG HUGS))))!

  2. HANG IN THERE Julie--you are so strong and have such beautiful faith. :) We're praying for all of you.

  3. Love you and am sorry for the week of stress and upsets. God cares and so do I. I'll send you an e-mail with a few more questions.

    Praying and loving you.

  4. I have been praying for all. Your life is as busy as mine has been but I don't have the health problems weighing me down. I pray when I wake in the night. You are on my mind and heart. God keep you close through all this.