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Time does seem to have a way of flying right on by. I used to laugh when my folks and grandparents would comment on the swift passing of time. In my “youthful wisdom” I always kind of thought they were, perhaps, just moving slower so time seemed faster. That concept may or may not be true……at this phase in my life I might not want to think to deeply on that one.

In looking through photos I had taken this past year I happened upon the one of my husband and youngest son splitting firewood for the winter. They were splitting the entire year’s worth in anticipation of my husband having a hip replaced during the winter. At that time is seemed like a huge pile of wood to conquer and stack in our garage. It also seemed like there was no way that we would go through all that wood. It also seems like they just split this wood just yesterday.

This past week I ventured into the garage, as I was tired of just sitting inside recuperating. I was surprised to find there is really not much wood left stacked in there. When my husband told me, earlier in the year, that we would use it all during the winter season I really did not believe him. I am guessing wood, like time, tends to fly when one doesn’t keep track!

I have been having more time to reflect the last while. (Sometimes my reflections get a little short-circuited, due to that wonderful post-surgery brain fog.) There are so many seasons in life that we pass through. Some seem like they will never end. If you had asked me the middle of last week how long it would take for me to start feeling physically better I would have answered, “forever.”  I am feeling so much more hopeful this week.

I have been amazed at the prayers, well-wishes, cards, food and abundance of support from friends, family and even people I have never met in person. You are all making this recovery time fly by and if I could put one label on this rather odd time in my life it would be “Blessed”.

It feels odd to realize that in this “weak” time, blessed is how I feel.  Extremely tired…..but blessed. It make me wonder if sometime, God decides it is good to have a slow down time to really appreciate Him and His people. A time when time does not seem to fly by. I have been gifted lots of time for conversations with Him. (To be honest……most of those conversations ran along the lines of asking for health results I wanted.)

I am so grateful that God’s timing is perfect for whatever season I am in. I am grateful He knows what I need; exactly when I need it……and He is never late. I am so grateful that God’s provision and love, unlike our pile of firewood, never runs out.


And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 

41 thoughts on “Provision

  1. Anne Mehrling says:

    I am so glad you have made progress and feel blessed. Brain fog is no fun, but it will gradually go away. I remember being so confident in the hospital, because the body was healing. I went home and could have burst into tears if anyone had asked me what I wanted for dinner. The least little decision could send me into a dizzy tizzy. I’ll bet you are past that already. Be patient with yourself. Sending lots of hugs and warm wishes your way!

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      Anne, I am so glad to hear that weepy is part of this process! For some reason I can choke up real easy these last couple weeks. Healing is going great….had a follow up yesterday and they said things were going really good.
      Thank you so much for your prayers and well wishes……they are so appreciated and I really believe that is why I am doing well.


  2. says:

    you are used to giving and now you are needing to receive-I suppose that this season feels different, but it is beautiful too. It is your time to rest, just for a while. You know I wish you well, and wish I could bring you food and sweep your floors-but, I will just pray blessings for those that do-and cheer you on to recovery. Love your post, as always!-love Michele

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  3. peggyjoan42 says:

    Nice post Faye and I am so happy you are beginning to feel better. The last time I had girl surgery a few years back – the getting well process felt so long. Like you I am use to working and not expecting someone to wait on me, but when one is not up to par you appreciate all those who help you as you recuperate. My husband has split much wood by hand and with a wood spliter over the years. I was always right there – I am a good wood stacker. Ha Be well soon Faye. Love and hugs to you friend. xoxo

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  4. thecobweboriumemporium says:

    Dearest Chicken,
    I’m so heartened that you are able to post on your blog, because without your posts there are so many people who would be worrying about what was happening and how you were. You’re loved so very much by us bloggers.

    I know of the brain fox after girly surgery – I experienced it about 7 years ago – and it lasted for about 3 weeks for me. But I’m not sure anyone would notice the difference because I’m constantly battling brain fog … ‘what am I looking in the fridge for?’ …. ‘now what was I going to put *there* on this card?’ … ‘Where did Mr. Cobs say he was going in my car?’ … continually in a fog. LOL.

    Stay warm, stay safe, and stay in your chair. Don’t go picking up the vacuum cleaner. Don’t dust, don’t clean, don’t pass GO, and don’t collect $200 (it’s £200 in Monopoly money here in the UK, so I’m hoping that it’s $200 dollars in the US – but it may be more! lol).

    Sending you warm squidges and lots of love. ❤ And prayers sent, Heaven bound.
    ~ Cobs. x

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      I am just glad this post made sense! You know how you write something and then wonder if the thought process maybe wanders a bit much?
      I am just glad I now have an excuse for that brain fog. Love the monopoly orders! And yes in the US it is 200 dollars.
      Those prayers and squidges are more appreciated than you know Cobs!

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  5. PaperPuff says:

    Sometimes recovery is slow at first, then one day you suddenly feel heaps better. But everyone is different, so just do what your body and your head tell you. Unless it is abseiling, or running a marathon. Don’t do that. That would be the crazy brain fog talking,! Keep getting better!! Xxx

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