Terri

Hello everyone,

My name is Terri Dryden.  I am so new to this but I am going to try to get it right!!! 

I am a mother of two and grandmother of three.  My two grandsons race go-karts and my granddaughter wants to start next year.  I am married to a wonderful man who puts up with all my trials and tribulations.  He is a Godsend.

I am a registered nurse but have been out on disability since April of 2005.  I have had 2 back surgeries, 2 hip surgeries, a jaw surgery, pacemaker, mini stroke and now diagnosed with unstable angina.  In my 50 years I have had a total of just about 30 surgeries.  But….I still keep plugging alone.  We have to.

The Lord only puts on our shoulders what we can handle but sometimes I, like everyone else, feel like my shoulders are dragging…  It will all come out in the wash.

I want to tell everyone some of my opinions.  Remember they are just MY opinions. 

This is going to be fun… If I figure it out.

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5 thoughts on “Terri

  1. Terri,
    I have been reading all your blogs and have found them to be quite interesting. I really had no idea that you had been
    though so many surgeries. I am sorry I have not been a better friend and been there to help you emotionally if not physically. I hope you are right about God, that he will not lead us astray if we open our hearts to him. I want to see Sean so bad sometimes that I don’t think I can go on one more day. Then I remember Sara and Chris and that I need to be here for them. So I have left it in God’s hands and when he wants to take me, I am here and will not fight his will. Sometimes I hope that is sooner than later but other times I don’t want to miss anything with Chris and Sara. How I wish things were the same as they were before March! I am very proud of you for starting a book. I hope to be one of the first to read it!
    love you,
    kathy

  2. Terri,I have been reading all your blogs and have found them to be quite interesting. I really had no idea that you had beenthough so many surgeries. I am sorry I have not been a better friend and been there to help you emotionally if not physically. I hope you are right about God, that he will not lead us astray if we open our hearts to him. I want to see Sean so bad sometimes that I don’t think I can go on one more day. Then I remember Sara and Chris and that I need to be here for them. So I have left it in God’s hands and when he wants to take me, I am here and will not fight his will. Sometimes I hope that is sooner than later but other times I don’t want to miss anything with Chris and Sara. How I wish things were the same as they were before March! I am very proud of you for starting a book. I hope to be one of the first to read it!love you,kathy
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    • Kathy,
      I can only imagine what you are going through. God takes the good ones first. He needs them to help do his will. I really believe that. All you can do is pray everyday, let God know how much you are hurting (although I believe he already knows it!)
      You have two beautiful children here that need you. You know they are hurting just like you are. Have them with you sometime and sit and talk about Sean. Let everyone release their feelings, talk about the good times, the funny things he would do. Just anything. You all can laugh and cry together. You know Sean would NOT want you to be hurting so much every single day. I know being in heaven he is happy and in no pain and full of the love of the Lord.
      I realize this is all easy for me to say. I have never walked in your shoes. Just know that I am always, always, here for you. I have real broad shoulders. (wink, wink) You are going to have good and bad days. My mother has been gone almost 9 years now. She was just 65. I get so mad at God sometimes for taking her away from me but I know she is in no pain and happy! I also feel her presence many times!
      I love you sweetie,
      Terri

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