Monday, June 1, 2009

Mom Update: Accentuate the Positive

Dear Prayers,

The IV nurse attempted to insert a PICC line in mom Friday afternoon but met resistance; the radiologist was sucessful in inserting it Friday evening. Mom was discharged from the hospital and admitted to a local long-term care facility on Saturday, where she will continue IV therapy for about two more weeks. I desired to have Mom come home where I could administer the IV antibiotics, but in home therapy was not covered by my parents' insurance and therefore, too costly.

This past Thursday was the first day I really saw improvement in the cellulitis. (yeah, Jesus!) I'm thankful that Mom is only only 5 minutes away from me now! (yeah, Jesus!)

Mom's cellulitis is healing quickly now (thanks, Jesus!). Please pray that her stay in the nursing home would be one of peace and rest. Thanks for all your prayers. Mom and Dad have been their normal upbeat selves through all of this (praise, Jesus!) Thursday Mom was singing to Dad and I the old 1940's song, "Accentuate the Positive." I checked all of the lyrics out and they are awesome! Mom was prophesying and didn't even realize it. How I do love that woman!!!!

Be blessed!!!!

With Much Love...
Beautiful Grace :)

Accentuate the Positive

Gather 'round me, everybody
Gather 'round me while I'm preachin'
Feel a sermon comin' on me
The topic will be sin and that's what I'm ag'in'
If you wanna hear my story
The settle back and just sit tight
While I start reviewin'The attitude of doin' right
You've got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
You've got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium's
Liable to walk upon the scene
To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale,
Noah in the ark
What did they do just when everything looked so dark?
(Man, they said "We'd better accentuate the positive")
("Eliminate the negative")
("And latch on to the affirmative")
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
(No!)Don't mess with Mister In-Between
(Ya got to spread joy up to the maximum)
(Bring gloom down to the minimum)
(Have faith or pandemonium's)
(Liable to walk upon the scene)
You got to ac (yes, yes) -cent-tchu-ate the positive
Eliminate (yes, yes) the negative
And latch (yes, yes) on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
No, don't mess with Mister In-Between

- Words and Music by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer


Crown of Beauty said...

I loved the lyrics of this song! Never heard it before, or maybe I have but just didn't know it.

Praise GOd your mom is getting better!

Yeah, accentuate the positive... dont mess with mister in between!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

What a song! :) Your mom sounds like such a special lady.
I will remember to continue to pray for her!