Update: The In Darkness Sing blog at JenniferSaake is experiencing prolonged technical issues, so I'm temporarily posting back here on my old Stroke of Grace blog.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jennifer Saake (founder, Hannah's Prayer Ministries), experienced 6 strokes via vertebral dissection at a chiropractic office, including brain stem and cerebellum bleeds, in Oct. 2011. Jennifer remained hospitalized for nearly 2 months and was not expected to live (near death experience) nor recover, but if she even survived, she was slated to live out her days in a nursing home or, best case, to maybe come home but wheelchair-bound and needing 24-hour care. At 5 years, 7 months God showed how He was writing her story from the beginning.

Jennifer is currently writing more books and stays active on both Facebook and Pinterest. Stroke of Grace became In Darkness Sing in early 2018 and has moved, along with all five of Jennifer's active blogs, to one location at JenniferSaake.com. (Please see above temporary update note above!)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Good Fruit

Whew! Today is my only full day home with no appointments and nowhere to be all month (other than a couple unscheduled Saturdays). The wind is rattling and has me a bit on edge (the high winds and drop in temperature absolutely do not feel like the first day of spring) so that the day feels unusually long, but it has been great to be with my kids all day. It seems they will all be going to the charter school next year, so I especially treasure days like this now! Here are some recent thoughts about the whole stroke scenario and their education.

If you could please pray for my daughter's best friend's mom, K, she is in the hospital with viral meningitis. Tomorrow is B's (daughter's best friend) 10th birthday. It is a scary and upsetting time for all involved. Thank you for your prayers!

Yesterday I started the morning with another ocular migraine before I could even get dressed or make it out of the bedroom. All day I just felt several steps (months) back-stepped in recovery, having significantly harder issues swallowing food, choking on rice, being off balance, staggering and having little stamina. It was dramatic enough that I even questioned if I had possibly had yet another stroke, though there would be nothing to attribute it to if I had. But today everything seems back to my normal again (Kendra, except for acne, which has suddenly come on with an unexpected vengeance again this week), so I guess it was just an off day yesterday and nothing more. Who knows?

I am on a special diet this week (for blood testing early next week) that is low sodium, no processed or canned foods of any kind, and no dairy. It is making for some interesting eating and meal planning. Fortunately it isn't officially low carb too, but it is kind of turning out that way by default. If I don;t loose any weight this week (that isn't the point of the diet restrictions, just would be the expected result), I think I am going to cry!

Happy first day of spring! :)

Colossians 1:9-11 "So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy"

1 comment:

  1. Goodness. Send me an email if you want any meal ideas. I'd be happy to help.