Wy’s Ways of Wellness: Being Left Behind

This is a picture of my #GirlMic/Leslie going on a cruise so I wanted to add it to remembering her beautiful life. I love the way my prayers are answered to help me as in Psalm 30:10

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I was sitting at the airport as some of my family boarded an airplane to go on a cruise and I felt very left behind. I decided this picture  would help me tell the story today of how we sometimes forget to “Serve The Least” and how easily we leave them behind in our daily journeys.This is the focus of our Sunday School lesson from Matthew 25. I found this is a #WysWaysofWellness play to connect the #blogging101 writing and to share the reading for today. IMG_0003

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Remembering GirlMic/Leslie’s Laughter

It has been 2 months and 30 days since my GirlMic/Leslie died and  I received this card with beautiful words of comfort.   I  also played a recording I have on my phone of her distinctive laughter as I read the words of  the scripture on the card from Nate Hatfield of NPAF. IMG_0047

WWOW:Letting Leslie’s Love Live!

wpid-img_20150604_070328.jpgMicFlem05282015#Wys Waysof Wellness: This picture is the last picture my GirlMicLeslie took as we celebrated in Nashville Opryland in June 2015. I woke up with a smile because of her smile. My #InspiredGratitude  25 award goes to her and her Quiet Giver spirit for all the gifts of love we now enjoy.

WWOW: Sunday Morning Visions

My dual nature is sending this to be carried by Better Butterflies!

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Today was a night of dreams and visions after reading all of the many events of this past week. I find myself wanting to write and I found a question on one of my liked postings that asked , “What is your vision for the end of 2015?” The number 5000 has been on my vision board since 2013 and so it is even more important that I share my passion and purpose to a target audience of 5000 participants. I recently shared my #GirlMic/Leslie’s story and it was captured in a tweet. I hope writing 4000 words on wordpress.com is IMG_0010my start to the vision.

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40 Silent Sermons: GirlMic/Leslie’s Last Days (40)

When we started our day at 06:35, we listened to the song , “It is Well.” We realized the significance that GirlMic/Leslie had IMG_0008been in this silent scream for 40 days. Her  body had diminished but her soul and spirit had produced 40 silent sermons to all whom entered ICU Wilderness 312. Her Nurses Ariel and Bree and RT Cynthia cared for her and we played music, “Take Me To The King” and “I Can Only Imagine” while praying. Her visitors were Valerie, Doug, Robert, Lynn, Silas, Greg, and me. We held her, kissed her and shared how we loved her. GirlMic/Leslie’s Sermons are Completed!

40 Silent Sermons: GirlMic/Leslie’s Last Days (39)

07:35 Greg and I sit at Leslie’s bedside and watch as Chrissie and Dr Walker starts their assessments. Dr. G. Kraus comes and gives us a “Litany of Compassion For the Sick” writing and she is given her freedom from the ventilator. The room is full of family and staff as we sing, pray and play a a Daryl Coley song, “Can’t tell It All.” Chrissie starts a MS drip and we are blessed to see her breathing on her own. Dr. K.L. Bryan starts the Hospice Care admission arrangements. I left Greg and GirlMic/Leslie so they could spend time together.IMG_0006

40 Silent Sermons: GirlMic/Leslie’s Last Days (38)

07:00 ! walk in to find Nurse Zach moving quickly as he gives me the news that Leslie has GI bleeding. She has required Platelets and Blood. Dr. Kraus and Omer visited and Nurse Chrissie started her shift.

08:15 I start to sing aloud. “I need you to survive.”  Si, Doug, Greg, Valerie, Ann and Jerome are here.  We are told of the critical nature of this new complication. More family members, Glenise, Ken, Corliss, Lynn, Pat, AJ, Chris Hill and Pastor Holloway are here. We pray and play healing songs. We read Psalm 117. She is not responsive but I see a tear.   .IMG_2118

40 Silent Sermons: GirlMic/Leslies Last Days (37)

07:00 and our day started with nurse Sarah with a smile which is the name I gave her the first day she cared for my GirlMic. Dr Kraus said that he is in favor of getting the PEG tube and transferring to a Rehab. Today her Platelets are 6 and her B/P is 97/72. I decided to read a scripture to her from Romans 8:28. Dr Walker came and said that her condition is complicated and we needed to look into plans for Leslie’s care. Dr. Muir will start IMG IVs to “jumpstart” her platelets. It is 5pm and her beautiful eyes are open.wpid-img_20150707_175520.jpg

40 Silent Sermons: GirlMic/Leslie’s Last Days (36)

We start today with Nurse Alex, Dr Threlkeld and Dr. Walker. GalVal and Robert are here. GirlMic has active bowel sounds and the feedings are resumed. We smile as she is opening her eyes to our calling her name. Dr. Kraus and his office nurse Debbie came also. Debbie shared how she enjoyed Leslie and I remembered Leslie telling me that when she called the office, Debbie was helpful and immediately responded to her needs for many years. We laughed about her thick files because she had been a patient so long.  I am glad to see Nurse Nicole back.IMG_0043

40 Silent Sermons: GirlMic/Leslie’s Last Days (35)

Reblog to Series as Day 35

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The days are filled with people talking to my silent GirlMic. They include Doctors Denton and Aycock, Nurses Sarah and Zach  and RT Kathy. The lab counts include Platelets 7, H/H 22/7. Today we “wait” for bowel sounds after the diagnosis of an ileus from the reading of the KUB X-rays. I listen to a Phyllis Hyman song, “Be Careful How You Treat my Love.”  I am continually reading the Psalms and praying because my Leslie has no response to verbal stimuli when I call her name.  I just keep putting her yellow sponge ball in her hand and speaking love always.wpid-wp-1430091950703.jpeg

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