"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Friday, June 01, 2012

***BOOBUTT UPDATE/LIVING IN THE PRESENT***

Since many of you asked about my little bird, Boobutt I will add an update to my current post here.

He is not doing well. Last night he had a "throwup" attack. Sometimes he can keep his seed down, other times he violently throws it up.

Thank you all for the overwhelming prayer responses for my Boobutt. Even from new visitors, Farida and banning brewed. All your prayers for something that means a lot to me, is very touching.

Boobutt is still holding his own. Despite throwing his food up, he eats throughout the day. Still he has an appetite for now. Which is good news. He is puffed up and sleeps most of the time. Really out of it. I do not see nor hear that he is congested. Which is really good news.

I must admit, I have not seen these kind of symptoms in a bird in a long while where he is just throwing up, sleeping, and quiet. Some virus he is fighting nevertheless. Yup birds get sick. I cannot believe I am saying this, but I miss Boobutts annoying racket of noise and sweet chirps. When that starts up again, then I know he is feeling better.

I have had many many parakeets in my life time. Growing up with them as a child. I do not ever recall a time I did not have a bird. So I know all the symptoms. Vets can not do much with such a little bird and usually cannot treat them. If he was a bigger species, then they are easier to treat.

Since he is still young, (almost 3) I know it is not a tumor that usually takes out my parakeets around the age of 5 - 7. Somehow a virus got him. There are no drafts in my home. That is usually the main killer to parakeets. Parakeets can handle the bitter cold, but not drafts!

Zeb my cockatiel misses him and calls for him.

Anyway, I wanted to keep you informed and say once again, thank you for your prayers and concerns and much hugs.

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T. today proved that I still struggle with irrational fears and need guidance. Big Time!

My t. had to bring me back to earth and live in the present. Reminding me that God has only supplied us each to live one day at a time. And that He is faithful.

With my current situation, I had my fears and worries going out in months and years in advance. Bypassing the present. Making myself physically sick. Having myself homeless, penniless and in jail. Well if I am in jail, then I guess I am not homeless, Huh?

9 comments:

  1. It is easier said than done. I always venture into the future in my thoughts. It doesn't change things, what will be will be. Worry is wasted time. My daughter with OCD/BDD is now the manager of a Hallmark store. Lots of stress happening. Looking ahead at the work is overwhelming for her. I tell her you can only accomplish so much in a day and each day will take care of itself.

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  2. AnonymousMay 31, 2012

    UNDER STRESS AND PRESSURE AND IF ONE IS NOT ROOTED STRONGLY IN GOD'S PROVIDENCE, WE CAN TEND TO VENTURE OUTSIDE OF NORMALITY. BRINGING ON WORRIES THAT ARE NOT OURS TO BEGIN WITH. STAYING IN THE PRESENCE AND DEALING WITH THE PRESENT IS MUCH EASIER THAT DEALING WITH THE MANY UNKNOWN POSSIBILITIES OUT THERE JBR.

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  3. Grace,
    I have a hard time staying in the present too. With all that's going on in your life I'm sure it must be hard not to think about your worries. You are in my thoughts and prayers (Boo also).

    I tagged you for a meme but with all that's going on feel free to skip it. Sending you a big hug, my friend :)

    God bless.

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  4. JBR I'm sorry what your dealing with these days. Seems like you never cut a break. Faithfulness in our savior is a strong leading of survival. God Bless.

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  5. I also struggle with this. It is hard to not worry about tomorrow, but God wants us to leave it to Him. You are important to Him! He hasn't forgotten your needs my friend :)

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  6. I'm sorry to hear that you are struggling, but it sounds like your pain is bringing you a greater understanding of how to live in the present. Thinking about you, and I hope little Boobutt recovers soon. (((((JBR)))))

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  7. Don 't worry about tomorrow, eeach day has enough trouble for itself, that 's what Jesus said. I find myself slipping on that one too.

    Good advice here JBR

    I am reading a book entitled Lost and then Found by Dr Trevor Griffiths. Its really good .

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  8. Poor Boobutt, praying he recovers quickly. God cares about the things we care about and when it comes to animals, there is a special spot in His heart for them.

    Blessings hon,
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  9. I'm so sorry to hear that he is still sick. I hope he is feeling better soon.

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