“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage/journey to Zion.”- Psalm 84:5

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Time to Heal

This has been a learning curve with my frozen shoulder. Learning how to take better care of myself by stretching and pacing myself. I am happy to say that each week I am getting little bit better and less pain in my shoulder. ( still a slow process) During this I have noticed I have needed more sleep. This happened to me when I was battling my adrenal gland fatigue. I tend to wake up very early to get my hubby off to work. But when my body tells me I need more sleep I have been listening by going back to bed for a bit longer. The only down fall is the mornings is my time of day that it is totally quiet in the house and that is perfect for quiet times with the Lord. Also it is "my" time on the computer. We have one computer in the house that four of us share. So... if I want to blog, research, write emails, edit pictures , get on to Pinterest [o= ... it is mainly in the morning but everything in its time. I will rest in this season that I am going through and trust in the Lord.

(Knitting Luke's second sock and starting of a Shalom Cardigan II.)

My knitting is slow during this season too. I have come to really appreciated more of the use of my arms and hands in this experience. Appreciating how amazing our fingers, hands, arms, and shoulders work together in such intricate ways. I'm amazed at our nervous system. I have been having some semi-numbness in my fingers in my right hand which makes knitting with sock yarn a challenge because it is very thin. When I touch something warm it soothes all the way up my arm. So, I enjoy holding a warm cup'a tea or apple cider vinegar tonic in my hand or having my hands in warm water. ( a good motivator to wash dishes, lol) is such a blessing. I guess knitting the guys their socks will take a bit longer but I will get there eventually.


  1. Mary, I pray you heal quickly. I know how it is to not be able to do everything you think you need to. Take it easy and get that well deserved rest!

    Grace & Peace

  2. I will keep you in my prayers, healing in Jesus name.

    You are the third person in three months that I know that have frozen shoulders...I had never heard of it before...all are women. Blessings.

    Take care of yourself!!

  3. Joining Janette in prayer for you, dear Mary. :)

    The yarn and needles will still be there when you're shoulder is healed -- don't push it! I remember trying to finish projects while I was struggling with carpel tunnel...no fun at all.

    Blessings in HIM,

    Lisa :)

  4. Praying for you. I do hope that things start getting better soon. Dealing with shoulder pain is never fun.

  5. Praying for you, too...I've been having an "exhausted" week so far, so I understand that need for extra sleep. You are wise to listen to your body :-)

    I am sooooo missing beautiful landscapes right now, it's that "Illinois February thing," I think. Later this evening, if my headache goes away :-( I'll backtrack through your blog to look for your annual hike to the lodge, and enjoy those pics, they always make me smile!

    Miss you, SO much!
    Love and {{{HUGS}}},

  6. May the Lord bless you and let you heal quickly.


    Annie Kate

  7. Mary,

    I've been following your healing journey with cheers over these past few months--and I pray that the Lord will speed this new challenge to full recovery. The rest is always good, and maybe something your body needed right now. You'll be fit as a fiddle to get your garden going in a couple of months! :-)

    Hugs and blessings,

  8. Those colours are beautiful. You're so talented with the knitting. I pray your frozen shoulder heals quickly. Pain is just no fun!



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