Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

Have you made any New Years Resolutions?  If so, how many are still in play and on their missions?  How many have been completely retired and sent to the Rear Detachment Squad?  How many are in danger of being sent to the Rear D before the month's end?

I try not to make new year resolutions, because I know life will take over and I won't do it.

So, this year I decided what I am going to do to make life better.

1.  Get Derek to outpatient.

2.  Find my dream job.

3.  Remember to live, love and laugh every day, even when the day feels overwhelming and like it is going down the toilet fast.

4.  Remember who are the most important people in my life.

5.  Not let others bring me down.  I am only responsible for my own reactions, actions and feelings.

6.  Pray more.

7.  Remember that when I don't feel it, fake it.  I mean this particularly for strength and courage. 

8.  Get my book finished.  Even if it is never published, I want to finish it for me.  I've been working on a story for several years now.  It's time.

So far, I'm still on track to keep them.  Derek is getting better all the time.  Slowly but surely!  His arm is healing steadily after the surgery.  The movement in his fingers is slowly increasing as each day dawns.  He will beat those odds.

Quiet weekend as Derek continues to heal.  His brother will be here next weekend, so it will be anything BUT quiet.  We are going to enjoy the peace and quiet of this weekend, even though sometimes we go a little stir crazy.  It is NOT fun to sit in the hospital room all day, every day, but Krystina and I are committed to Derek's recovery and will be there as long as it takes.  Hopefully, we will have Derek's van down here next weekend so we can get out of the hospital without worrying about calling a cab!

And we finally have internet on the 4th floor!  I mentioned it to everyone who came in, and we finally have it!  I don't know if my bitching had anything to do with getting it, and I don't care.  We've got it now.  At least I can get more done during the day instead of the limited hour or two I have at night.  Phone calls are still a problem, though.  We spend a couple of hours in the Matc where there is no cell service, and the constant stream of visitors, doctors, medical teams, army support staff, etc. keeps that revolving door busy and makes it impossible to make a phone call!  I have been on the phone a couple of times and had to hang up abruptly because of another interruption, so I give up.  Texting and email will have to do for now.

Thank you all for the continuing support!  If you have not already done so, come join us at www.facebook.com/teamderekmccconnell.  We would love to have you!

Climb to glory!

5 comments:

  1. Praying!
    Hebrews 6:17-20 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
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  2. Praying for you right now!
    Psalms 16:8-9, 11 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. (11) Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
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  3. Continuing to lift up prayers!
    Psalms 119:49-50 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
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  4. Stopping by to let you know that I'm always here praying!
    Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
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  5. Always lifting up prayer!
    Romans 5:4-6 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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