Friday’s Fave Five

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It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends. Here are a few of mine:

1. No “events” since Sunday – meaning baby Timothy hasn’t had any bradycardia episodes since then. The heart rate drops are the main thing that’s keeping him from coming home, and it is just a matter of his system maturing enough for them to stop, so hopefully he’ll be stable enough to come home soon.

2. An infant CPR class. I’ve never had a CPR class of any kind, but the NICU was offering this for free, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to take it. I hope I never have to actually use it, but hearing the instruction and actually practicing makes me feel a lot better than trying to figure it out from a book.

3. Rain. We finally got some good, soaking rain this week instead of the occasional short shower.

4. Good parking spaces. This may sound silly, but sometimes I pray that I’ll find a good parking space when I go up to see Timothy. I don’t mind walking when I have the time, but sometimes my available time to visit is short before I have to get back for Great-Grandma’s caregiver to leave, and I don’t want to be circling 5 levels of the parking garage or walking half a mile (seemingly) when my visiting time is limited. There is a small parking lot near the entrance I go in, but it is pretty busy in the daytime. It is neat to see God answer that prayer on those days with a space in that lot.

5. Back to normal. Both the weekend and weekday caregivers for Great-Grandma were on vacation last week, and we had a good substitute, but it is a relief to have the regulars back.

I almost skipped the FFF this week, partly because of busyness but partly because I could only come up with one item at first. It hasn’t been a bad week, but nothing really stood out initially. I’m glad God brought these things to mind.


8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Yay for answered prayer…NOTHING is too big or small for God..even parking spaces!! Good news about the baby and the caregivers. I remember taking CPR as part of our grad school training to work with special needs preschoolers. I don’t know if I remember it though and thankfully never had to implement it. I did have to do the Heimlich manuever on one 4 year old in my class once. Scary times. About your question regarding the numerous UTI’s. I have recently found out and today’s appt with my new gyno confirmed it, that post (or so metimes peri) menopausal women get them FREQUENTLY. due to lack of estrogen. I found out i am a candidate for estrogen cream which will help me not to get them any more. I can’t do HRT due to breast cancer on my mom’s side of the family. Today’s appt really encouraged me and I woke up this a.m. with less pain. GLORY TO GOD! so thankful for praying friends.

  2. A good rain and an open parking space are big blessings when the time is right. I’ve always like the name Timothy. I hope he’s home soon, too.

  3. I’m so glad that Timothy continues to improve. He will be home before we know it. And I am glad that you were able to have the parking spaces available when you were able to visit. That is such a blessing.

  4. Thank you for visiting me, Barbara. I’m glad to hear that Timothy is doing better. I’ve just met you but it sounds like you’ve had a busy life lately. CPR is always great to know. I had to know it before I retired as a nurse. Blessings to your family.

  5. So good to read that Timothy is hanging on. Praying that he will continue in strength and steadiness. I’m sure his parents long to get him home!

    I had to smile at your thankfulness for soaking rain. You can send those short showers our way!

  6. God cares for all the details of our lives and what a wonderful testament to that with the parking. I’d much rather learn something like infant cpr from a teacher than a book also. Boy we’re have way too much rain this week. Lots of flood watches out again.

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