Good Sunday mornings and welcome to Sunday Mornings at Home!
This is one of my weekly lifestyle posts which usually includes recipes, decorations, tips…all types of lifestyle topics.
However, today, I have something to share and I hope overall it will give you encouragement and strength.
For anyone who may be new, the background story here is that almost two weeks ago, I had foot surgery.
There are new developments.
So, stay with me….
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME – THE FOOT
This cute little pumpkin referee was in the doctor’s office when I went for my follow up checkup…one week after surgery.
I should have guessed he was about to blow his whistle on me and change the game.
My foot needed more than a bunion removed. It needed toes put back in socket…they were out of place and I had no control over them.
It was major foot surgery.
My third toe did not like what was happening, and the surgery did not take for it and hindered its life.
I am going to spare you too many details, but the toe has to be removed…in a second surgery.
I have been assured that the third toe does little…and my balance, activity level, and comfort (no pain) will be restored.
Yes, this was a shock and not something I anticipated. I grieved and cried for about 24 hours and then was back to my hopeful self.
I do believe that it is important to grieve when there is a loss of something…even a toe…and then get up the next day and go forward.
My main goal for myself in this life is to be a woman of strength and dignity.
This is a woman who withstands great force and pressure…in a dignified, graceful manner.
One of the benefits for me in the second half of life has been to realize that so much we get upset over simply doesn’t matter or change things.
Rain, storms, new paths must be embraced….we will enjoy life more if we simply not fight what we cannot change.
I am not going to give this setback permission to rob me of my joy (especially during the season of JOY)!
I am the sunflowers in this picture…blooming under the dark clouds.
I do not know yet when the surgery will happen.
In order to prepare for it, I have to put nitro glycerin cream on my foot…which gives me headaches (not fun) and I have to take two heavy duty antibiotics (which give me nausea).
This part of it, right now, is what I will be happiest to leave behind!.
For my family and for you (my family), I keep saying…It is Just a Toe. People go through much, much worse disappointments.
Don’t send me toe socks for Christmas…ok, bad joke.
I will leave sandals behind for gorgeous shoes ahead…there is always a silver lining.
I will let you know when the second surgery is scheduled so the prayer warriors in this community will pray for me. Prayers are our best weapon.
I trust God and trust that this has been allowed for a reason…hopefully that I might show even more compassion to those of you facing difficulties.
I am here in this space to encourage, inspire and educate you to also be women of Strength and Dignity.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME – WEEK AHEAD AND A QUESTION
This is Thanksgiving week in America and I know some of you will be preparing and traveling.
I will still be here with daily information and encouragement.
Just a reminder note as we go into Christmas season, I will not be out and about as often as I am, so your help is so welcomed and needed.
Please send any recipes or home decorations with pictures to share with everyone else. Send to over firstname.lastname@example.org
This year I need field reporters more than every before…and so welcome the help.
Then I need for you to share with me if you like the mannequin posts…Would You Wear It and Style Tips.
Is there a format you prefer over another? The numbers on these posts indicate that this audience likes them…but Jennifer’s audience does not.
So she has ceased for now.
I hear from women frequently that you enjoy these posts, and participation really depends on the displays.
So, I would love to know what you think and if you would like to see something else.
Finally, I also appreciate when you tell me to take time off, but I want you to know that working on the blog is as important for me as it may be for the readers.
This keeps me active and my mind working…it is something I love.
Thank you for being here today for Sunday Mornings at Home. I will keep you updated and will answer questions you have as best I can.
I love you all…now…join me…as we….
By Pamela Lutrell
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