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May 14, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

It was a cloudy overcast day and I walked this morning by myself since my neighbor was babysitting her grandchildren. I set the trip odometer on the car and when coming home this evening I checked out the distance of the streets I walk. It is a good 2 miles. Walked all the streets this morning and it is getting easier. I am always so glad I persevere and do it. When I got back home my sister called to tell me they thought my other sister's husband had had a stroke So I spent the day at the hospital. It wasn't a stroke he had fallen several months ago and apparently it had caused a slow leak of blood in his head and was putting pressure on his brain. They did surgery at 4:00 pm. He is doing well. When I arrived at the hospital I went to the chapel. The quiet and all the symbols reminds me of the life christ gave for us. Someone is always praying before the blessed sacrament and I always feel peace when I go there. Knowing there are people praying everyday ---every hour---seven days a week 24 hours a day . I stopped to talk to God in the chapel saying prayers for my sister and her family. It was late when I got home so I haven't accomplished much of anything else but I know where I was supposed to be.

Gratitudes and positives---------got my morning walk in ---------perseverance in this journey to health.........my brother in law doing well.........for that quiet time with God ............for all those that say prayers for others ...............for all of you who share your day.

Marie

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  • KSNICKER
    Marie,

    I just love your blogs and look forward to them daily. Thanks for sharing them with me.
    I also love the feeling you get when in a chapel... Thanks for reminding me of that feeling too... It's been a while since I've been. Hubby and I have visited some churches in the area, but we haven't found the one for us. But there is a small church not far that I've wanted to visit... It's strange, but I feel like it might be the one... AND I lived next to it for 11 years...( 25 years ago) Could it actually be the one... Wouldn't that be something...

    I'm glad that your BIL is doing fine now... It must have been a scary thing for your family to go through... I'm glad it wasn't a stroke.

    Have a peaceful day and enjoy that 2 mile walk... AWESOME!

    ((HUGS))

    Kat
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    4581 days ago
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    Marie...2 miles is super. You are doing so well with your walking. Good for you for going even when it means going by yourself. God knew that you needed that peaceful alone time with Him so that you were able to receive the news of your BIL in a state of peace. So glad that your BIL in doing well. I will keep your family in my prayers also.
    There is just something about stepping into a chapel that is so special. To know that thousands of prayers linger there and have been answered rather fills one with a sense of awe.
    You are a special lady and I am so happy to know you.
    Hugs,
    Wanda
    4581 days ago
  • MARLA7
    Marie - I hope all is well with your BIL. I'll say a prayer for him too.

    Glad you're getting your walks in even though your neighbor couldn't make it. I walk alone. I love the peacefulness of it.

    That little chapel sounds real peaceful too. Glad you stopped.
    (((((Hugs)))) Marla
    4581 days ago
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