Counting It All Joy

     Our days have been quite full.  Some days have been filled with fun, food and family, which is always a joyful combination.  We threw fireworks into that mix on the 4th and had a great time! 
     Some days have been filled with doctors, x-rays and CT scans.  Today was spent in the out patient surgery clinic.  My husband’s very large kidney stone was shattered by the specialist’s laser into many small stones, that will now, Lord willing, pass.  My husband is in some pain, but he has medication to help with that.  Your continued prayers for him would be appreciated!
     We had a delightful holiday weekend and the Lord answered our prayers in keeping my husband relatively pain free over the weekend and until today’s late afternoon surgery.  I have been away from my home far too many hours of far too many days, and I am longing to begin getting things back to normal in my home, and yet I count it all joy! (James 1:2-3)  God’s love is incredible, using even our trials to sanctify us.     

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27

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10 comments to Counting It All Joy

  • I love how you embrace the wonderful God given times in your life even as you go through trials.  I strive to do this daily.  Praying for an easy road for your husband as he passes the stones. God Bless. 

  • My sister has compared the passing of kidney stones to birth labor. She even used her LaMaze (sp?) breathing techniques during this challenge. Oh. Dear. Prayer heavenward for your precious husband, Cheryl. I hope the laser surgery produced *very* *small* particals to make the passing a bit easier.

    Be blessed in the knowledge that He is with you at this time and is holding Copper in His able hands.

    In Christ,


  • sigh.

    particals = particles 

  • Your post are always such an encouragement each time I read them. You are always upbeat no matter what life throws your way. Thanks for that. Be Blessed.

  • I’ve been praying for your hubby every day! : )

    Obtaining Mercy

  • Cheryl, I will pray for your husband. That sounds so painful. Hope his meds are helping. Winona

  • So glad to hear your hubbins made it through the laser surgery okay. I pray that everything will go smoothly. (no pun intended!)

    My hubby was in terrible pain with those stones so I know it’s not a fun thing.

    I hope things settle down for you soon. I know you miss being in your home. Today is a catch-up day for me, too!

    Hugs to you!

  • I have heard those are so painful.  I pray this takes care of the problem!

    I spent the afternoon in the cardiologists office as hubby had to take a stress test since they found an anomaly in his heart (something to do with electrical stuff).  He came through it fine and they say the problem is too small to be dangerous.

    I read an entire book while waiting!

    Hope you have some easy stay-at-home days ahead.

  • Cheryl,

    My 15 year old daughter has battled with a kidney disease where one of the symptoms is stones since she was 4 years old…anyway in researching a more natural approach to getting rid of the stones, we read last September when she was having a flare up and her stones were measured at 6-7 mm that if she drank the juice of (I can’t remember now if it was 6 or 12) lemons that it will help with the stones, so we did that and went to the urologist a few days later had another ultrasound and her stones were 2-3 mm….don’t know for certain if it was the lemons or if it was all God or God using the lemons *grin* but regardless it worked so I recommend that you at the very least incorporate lemons into his diet, especially if he is prone to kidney stones, (I believe that I mentioned this to Kendra a while back on facebook and I never asked her if she tried it…so I do not know if it worked for her).

    Gods blessings and peace to you!


  • @Kainos – It’s the citric acid in the lemons that does the trick.  He does have quite a bit of citric acid in his diet.  He started that years ago to help with the stones.  We don’t know if it’s really helping or not, though we think it is.  He used to have stones far more frequently.  Thanks!