Showers of Love

20 Sep

SUNDAY MEMORIES

Judy Wills

JUDY

 

I’ve been on a sabbatical for a few weeks now, and the reason is that I had total knee replacement surgery, along with the recovery time involved with that (an on-going thing).

I am about to sing the praises of my husband, but I want you to understand that God Himself is the foundation for ALL that goes on in our lives. With that firmly in mind…..

I’ve mentioned in previous postings that I had breast cancer in 2000 (please see my first post with oldthingsrnew….Safe, September 16, 2012). What I did not mention is that my husband, Fred, was my anchor during that time. He has been the love of my life now for 54+ years, and God has blest me with his presence.

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There are so many ways of showing love to someone, but Fred absolutely showed his love for me during my cancer time. He was with me throughout all the visits to the surgeon, and through the surgeries. He was the one who cleaned my drain tubes each day. He took care of the household duties during that time. I’m sorry to admit that he really isn’t much of a cook, but we were blest with many friends bringing food, so all he had to do was heat it up.

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While all that took some time, the recovery time for a knee replacement is much, MUCH longer and more painful. Fred is my “coach” in all this. He attended the pre-op class and learned what he would have to do to help me through it all. And he has done so, marvelously. When I don’t want to do the exercises to get my knee back to working order – he’s the one who pushes me to do so. He counts out the reps I have to do for each exercise. He actually does some cooking – he’s learning to make a mean Canadian bacon and scrambled egg breakfast! (As a footnote – I always said he would never starve, because he knows how to make peanut and jelly sandwiches!) He hooked me up the electric ice machine throughout the day and night. He helps me into and out of the shower stall. He wrapped my knee with Saran Wrap and taped it down so I could shower – then removed it when I was done. He dries my feet when I get out of the shower because I have to hold onto something for stability.

I am up to walking with a cane these days rather than the walker, and he is right beside me – on the other side and holding my hand – giving me the stability I need.

There are so many more things I could say that he has done – and is continuing to do – that will enable me to get stronger and back to “normal” with this new knee I have.

All that to say, that my love, my Fred, has absolutely SHOWERED me with his LOVE!! What a perfect example of love he shows me each and every day.

I thank my God every day for bringing Fred into my life. His love is so very pure and wonderful.

I am blest.

Psalm 21:6

Surely you have granted him unending blessings

and made him glad with the joy of your presence.

Fred and Judy at EPCOT with Fred's sister, Sally

Fred and Judy at EPCOT with Fred’s sister, Sally

6 Responses to “Showers of Love”

  1. Karen Clements September 23, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

    That’s my dad!

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  2. Old Things R New September 22, 2015 at 9:10 am #

    It’s wonderful having you back, Judy. I am thankful for the loving care Fred gave and continues to give to you.

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  3. itsrebekahlyn September 20, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    Welcome back, Judy! I hope you are 100% again soon.

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  4. DiVoran Lites September 20, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    What a beautiful post, Judy. Fred is truly a gift from God. Fred also has a gift from God in you because you acknowledge and appreciate his love and caring for you so beautifully.

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  5. Louise Gibson September 20, 2015 at 11:25 am #

    Judy, I apologize for what you may have assumed was lack of concern, but I honestly was unaware of this very difficult time of your life. God bless you (and Fred). I pray you heal quickly and as pain free as possible. I don’t get on my computer much on Sundays, but will make a concerted effort to do so in the future,.

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    • ludyja September 21, 2015 at 8:53 pm #

      Louise – not to worry. I decided to just “take a sabbatical” without all the info published. I have many prayer warriors here, and didn’t want to burden anyone else. But thanks for your prayers. They are always appreciated. I am coming along – not nearly as fast as I want, but that’s the nature of the beast, I guess!

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