Notes from Jan

Signs and Wonders

July 17, 2018

Friends and family teamed up to take me to the hospital and deliver me back home today.

A village of family and friends prayed and held the net while I jumped into the procedure by faith and bounced out with more bend in my knee than I, of little faith, hoped.

Arrived home to a sign, “Welcome home and congratulations.  If you’re reading this, you didn’t die!”

Good to laugh.

Even better to be home, icing a very sore knee and leg from the manipulation but well tended by Maggie, my nurse and chief ice fetcher and cheer leader.

Tomorrow I’m back at PT and working to be a better bender.

My turn  to pray for you, asking God to oil whatever hinges are rusty and to free-up areas where you feel stuck in place.

The NET holds for all  of us who leap in the dark, scared stiff in more than knees.

Tonight I’m leaping for JOY in my heart, anticipating bending to new lows tomorrow.

Thank you, dear NET.

NETS work.

Prayers matter.




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  • Reply Susan McMullen July 17, 2018 at 2:07 am

    let every knee bow! xxoo

  • Reply Ruth S. Wacome July 17, 2018 at 2:16 am


  • Reply Wendy July 17, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Oh so thankful! Amen, and amen! Oh how I love the way you use your words

  • Reply Sharon Eaton July 17, 2018 at 3:53 am

    Wonderful news, dear Jan! So glad you came through the procedure & can tell there is some progress!! Thankful for nurse Maggie too who is taking good care of you…with ice, hugs & love!! Such a great report !! Thank you for the good news! Praying your progress continues in PT!❤️

  • Reply Shirley M Dubeau July 17, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Just plain happy to hear of this outcome.
    Now the work begins to keep “the bend” without going “ ‘round the bend!”
    Please know you remain in my thoughts & prayers as the journey continues.

  • Reply Randall K. Mathews July 17, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Wonderful news that the knee manipulation went so well and that you are blessed with Maggie’s care. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Reply Nancy Mering July 17, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I hadn’t realized you would see the benefit of the manipulation so immediately. That’s great news. Hope the suffering at PT today is manageable. Thanking the Lord with and for you.

  • Reply Eleanor July 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Praise the Lord!!!!! So happy that they could help you and your back home. Love Eleanor.

  • Reply Dale Lefever July 17, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks Jan,

    Since God never wastes a grief, keep your eyes open for that “lost soul” He plans to bring into your life who will need your experiential mercy.

    At some point, you just need to tell the PT folks, “it just doesn’t bend in that direction.”

    Congratulations on the “grip and rip it” procedure – the fine art of medicine.

    Blessings, Dale

  • Reply Raquel July 17, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Dearest MamaJan!
    Praise God, our loving father that never fails!
    We love you and keep praying for a full recovery.
    Hugs and much love from us! R & S & L

  • Reply Marty Lefever July 18, 2018 at 1:48 am

    Not surprised you did WELL . . . you were WELL loved and WELL cared for! God is good! We pray on for your complete recovery on Round 2!! Big hugs . . .

  • Reply Carolyn Sylvester July 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    I am glad to hear the procedure worked. You can still train for the Boston Marathon…. LOL

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