Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lots of Updates, Including: I'm a Mother Again

 So today I am exactly one week post-op. My knee hurt worse than I thought it would after surgery quite honestly, but then, I figured it was going to be a piece of cake. The surgery was, I don't remember a thing except nice people, warm blankets and the amazing spicey tuna roll my husband bought me to eat in the car on the way home.
My knee still hurts, but I guess it will for awhile. I kinda can't believe I signed up to do the other one in 5 weeks. doh!
The first picture was day 2 and the one below is day 5. Much improvement.
The day after surgery my little darling Lola, 1st generation mini Nubian miscarried her babies. Very sad for me, especially since I was drugged out and not really ready for any kind of news like that. Luci is due in a few days and I am hoping I can make it out to the barn for that. I have been so excited for these babies.

Here are our new dogs. So far, so good. I really like them. Good dogs are hard to find for our lifestyle- lots of vulnerable animals and lots of children...

Speaking of children, as far fetched as I know this sounds right after surgery and before another, we have accepted another darling baby boy. He's just a couple weeks old and meth addicted. We get him tomorrow. I know I'm crazy. Crazy for Jesus and since He's crazy for people, espcially children, I'm relying on Him to see us all through.
It's a story, to be sure, and I'll tell it someday when my knee isn't throbbing and I can sit at this computer longer. Suffice it say, that this was a direct answer to specific prayer. Kind of like, well Lord, if this is what is supposed to happen then please answer in this particular way so I can't mistake it. Bam! I love it when the Lord is gracious to communicate with me like that. Love it!
I also love my sleep, which I am forfeiting. I know that in advance. So, please pray for me- and all of us.
I had total anxiety about this Monday and Tuesday. I just felt sick and panicky, and thought maybe I shouldn't do this, because I had no peace. But I cannot forget that the Lord answered me in an unmistakable and specific way, so I said yes. Then, I had peace. It goes to show that we should NOT make choices out of fear or emotions- feelings change. Now, I am excited. I get to sit around and laugh at my funny toddler- completely healed from cocaine effects and neglect, and snuggle my new baby, who I believe by faith will one day be healed from meth effects. 'Cause I serve a mighty big God, and love really does cover a multitude of sins. Amen.

In other news, I have been dying for some peanut m&ms for a week straight and haven't caved.


  1. I have to laugh when I read about your knee surgery being a piece of cake (I know I am sorry:)) Hubby had the same thing done a couple years back, had never had ANY surgery before, came home with a "pain ball" in, was drugged up and "feelin fine". 2 days later the pain ball was gone and he literally asked me to cut his leg off! So we still laugh about that today! I am so excited to hear your new addition~! It gave me goose bumps. I had wanted to get back into foster care, Hubby not so much. I need to pray about this more strongly maybe than I have and let God change his mind not me! (If it's his will)

  2. Yay!Yay!Yay!Yay!Yay! So excited to hear the news Dalyn!

    Don't worry about losing the first comment~ I was in a hurry then, so now I can write to you what I really wanted to write:))

    Just hours before reading your post I was thinking about you, and wondering when God was going to bring you your baby~ and then I saw your news! I am so excited for you!

    Usually those panicky, nervouse feelings come when God is going to do something HUGE and GLORIFYING to His name, and the enemy wants to scare us out of believing it.

    Welcome this little one as a gift from God, just like you are. Accept what God is going to bring (even the sanctification for your life) and trust Him in it.

    So sorry about the goat miscarriage.

    The knee is looking great! It will all be worth it by the time spring arrives!

  3. God love ya ~ you are awesome! God bless your knee, the new precious baby & the barn babies!

    BTW ~ wish I were in your area so I could take advantage of your 2012 classes.

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><


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