For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Update and Being Thankful for Nothing

After the last post, I've had a few emails asking how things are and what the medical declarations have been, so I thought I would update.

My stepdad is doing great. I don't know the final numbers, but as of Wednesday night before surgery on Thursday, they had pulled off 45 pounds in fluid. The surgery was a wonderful success. When we talked Saturday night, he was home, and he sounded so much better. He wasn't winded, and he was looking forward to be healthy enough to get rid of some of his extra weight.

My family is all healed from the virus and are doing great.

My tests went well. We received the blood tests back, and they were all normal, which means I didn't have a heart attack. The stress test will show if they are concerning issues that would lead to a heart attack, but right now, the thoughts tend to be it was either sore chest muscles or indigestion.

Pretty exciting stuff for one week. Monday was completely boring. Rob went back to work. I was home with the children. We did school, and I did some much needed cleaning. It was so wonderful!!! In fact, I called Rob at work and said, "I love today." When he asked what had happened, I answered, "Nothing, and I like it."

I pray I always have the wisdom to be thankful for nothing...


  1. I'm glad Jerri!

    I'm thankful for nothing sometimes too! I need to be more often though...

    I hope you just had sore chest muscles - seems to be the easiest to deal with...

    Have a great rest of the week!

  2. Toia,
    Thank you for your prayers. It has been an amazing week. I hope to post about it in the next day or so. It will be lengthy, and right now, time is short. I refuse to abbreviate the story. It is simply too good!