The Adventure Continues

April 16, 2009 at 7:07 am 2 comments

OK, I went armed with a paper map of the city, written instructions to Dr. Appelle’s office, two maps of the area.  HA!   Guess what…when we got turned off of Skyline onto The Great Highway that runs along the magnificent Pacific, the road was barricaded.  With the high winds there was danger of the Pacific flooding that road.

So, I turned around and took the only street going East.  It was pointless to get back on Skyline.  Neither one of us knew where it went.  I knew I could find my way on those East – West, North – South streets.  Dropping Dan off at the lab to get  blood tests, I found a free parking spot just 1/2 block away, and happily walked to the clinic…only to find Dan waiting for me.  The Dr. told us to turn left off of Divisadero.  She meant right.  Since it was only 1 more block away, we walked there in the cool sunshine.

So far, so good.  We went to Mel’s Diner for Dan’s chocolate malt, steak and eggs for lunch.  Again using my google map, we made our way to the Dr’s. office.  Letting Dan off in front of the building, I went on to find another free parking place only 1 1/4 blocks down the hill.  I entered the office 2 minutes before my appointment.  The Dr. checked Dan’s cavity declaring it healthy.  She packed that cavity in a matter of minutes!  Tonight, all I had to do was put some extra tape to hold the bandage on.  She prescribed a different diuretic for Dan that has no side effects…now we have to find it!  By 3:30, the results of Dan’s blood tests were available to her computer.  All his tests were good!   She  prescribed physical therapy for my ailing shoulders.  The good news is that there is no damage to the rotor cuff.

So far, all things considered, we’d had a good day.  But, going “home” was another adventure.  We went on roads that Dan recognized that took us through beautiful Golden Gate Park.  The bumper to bumper traffic was so slow, we nearly had time to draw pictures of the trees!  We got home 7 1/2 hours after we left this morning.  Our adventures are rather boring some days.  However, a feast was awaiting us – ham, fresh steamed green beans, baked pumpkin, oven fried new potatoes.  A good meal makes a day end well.

Would you believe it…when I asked God for a scripture tonight, He gave me Matt. 8 – 10 again.  “…Why are you so afraid?” Matt. 8:28.  Why?  I still need to grow.  Dan is frail, weak.  I am afraid to lose him.  Satan tells me that I won’t be okay without Dan.  Jesus tells me there is nothing to fear.  Who are we going to chose to believe?  We choose to trust Jehovah and His son, Jesus. — Anne and Dan


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  • 1. Vicki  |  April 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I appreciate your daily entries so much. They’re very inspiring and encouraging–faith with shoes on and map in hand!

    Keep on keeping on! May God bless you and your precious husband with His Sustaining Grace~

  • 2. Sherrie Hammond  |  April 16, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Hello Dearest Ones!
    I had such fun reading your adventures today. I can relate to the doctor appointment, map, traffic, flooding, and car-ride adventures. I am happy you are strong, determined, and courageous. These three heavenly qualities get us through all of life’s adventures. Only the strong, determined, and courageous get into heaven’s glory . . . and you are on the right path with your courageous, determined, and strong faith. At least, you are getting some walking exercise into your daily routines with all these adventures that often take a turn here and there (ha-ha). Life itself is rather a challenging adventure any time we examine it, don’t you think. God always is doing something new. God promises, “I will do new things! Now you will grow like a new plant. Surely you know this is true. I really will make a road in the desert. I really will make rivers in the dry land . . . I will do this to give water to my people–the people I chose. These are the people I made. And these people will sing songs to praise me (Isaiah 43:19-21-ETRV).”

    Yes, after a challenging day, good meals and loving family make all the difference for making us feel loved, capable, and accepted. Understand the feelings about fear, growth, and losing a precious person with whom we love and with whom we’ve shared our lives. You make the right choice telling that “Old Snake,” Satan, to go away and stop whispering stupid ideas in your mind. You make the right choice in Whom to trust, too. Our Lord knows all about us . . . “He knows our frame.” The Lord will never abandon us even when we “walk” alone. The Lord is near!

    Keep on declaring the truth promises from God’s Word, and you will feel stronger each day. King David declares the truth about our Lord, “It is better to trust the Lord than to trust people . . . The Lord is my strength and victory song! The Lord saves me! . . . Lord, I thank you for answering my prayer. I thank you for saving me (Psalm 118:8,14,21-ETRV).” “The Lord is good and merciful. God is kind. The Lord takes care of helpless people. I was without help, and the Lord saved me. My soul, relax! The Lord is caring for you . . . I continued believing even when I said, ‘I am ruined!’ Yes, even when I was afraid . . . What can I give to the Lord? The Lord gave me everything I have! . . . The death of one of the Lord’s followers is very important to the Lord (Psalm 116:5-15-ETRV).”

    When you feel afraid, declare the promised truth over your life. Then you will begin feeling better. Even when he feels afraid, King David declares the promises of truth about God’s help to strengthen his thinking and emotions, “I look up to the hills for help. But where will my help really come from? My help will come from the Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth. God will not let you fall. Your Protector will not fall asleep . . . God never sleeps. The Lord is your Protector. He protects you with His great power . . . The Lord will protect you from every danger. The Lord will protect your soul. The Lord will help as you come and go. The Lord will help you now and forever (Psalm 121:1-8-ETRV).” “I was in trouble. I called to the Lord for help. And He saved me (Psalm 120:1-ETRV)!”

    Love to you,
    Sherrie H.


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