Friday, September 10, 2010

"...the great and awesome God..."

Today was the dreaded and looked for day for John to have his pacemaker battery replaced. This was a wonderful day for the technology and the doctor and how perfectly the procedure went. The worst part was the six needle sticks for one blood draw and one IV---he has terrible veins and the nurse at first had a very hard time???Anyway, they called in an IV specialist who did it perfectly her first time on each place. Then we had to wait two hours to leave after the doctor dismissed us! Ah...see how computers speed things up!!?? We were gone 12 hours for a one hour "surgery". Anyway, thankful for all going well.

Tonight, I had to find a piece of string and I looked in our catch-all box, finding a little ball of string about 2 inches in diameter. Then I remembered how large this ball of string was when John's mother died. It was in her kitchen drawer and I knew how she like my family saved the dry cleaner's string and wrapped it into this ball and over the years of saving and using, it was still 3-4 inches large back then. Only those who lived through the "depression" would think to save STRING! We take such for granted and throw away garbage like this. I even had a wrought iron string saver way back and this ball of string sat in there and I would pull out when I needed convenient!
John's mother saved EVERYTHING! Again, the depression mentality. When she died, we threw away hundreds of cottage cheese boxes, paper sacks, old ragged clothes (unusable), oatmeal cartons...we even found a few dollar bills in the sewing machine and in some books, enough that we had to go through all her books, looking for more!
She also had saved the little glass bowls and juice glasses that came in oatmeal boxes, and also jelly jars. Today these items are quite expensive at antique shops.
When John and I first married, we bought a window fan and it was $36.00 and we had to pay for it "on time". John's Dad had a fit because we "charged" something!
Again, we are so thankful for today...Nehemiah 1:5-6 says "...O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant of love with those who love Him and obey His commands, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night...."

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