"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Saturday, February 25, 2012

What I'm Thankful For This Week

Looking back on this week, I have so much to be thankful for.  I could never list everything, but here are some of them...

...lots of quiet time in the Word, early in the morning, when the house was quiet.

...lots of learning on the part of my children, both with school lessons, and life lessons.

 ...a hubby who works hard and diligently to provide for our family not just this week, but every week.  And who drove me into "the city" yesterday to an appointment because the thought of navigating our bus through all that traffic terrifies me. And who sat with me through the entire 3 1/2 hour appointment to help me remember everything that was discussed. And who stopped by the grocery store on the way home and saw to it that I bought only what is healthy for me.  :)

...my mom  (age 77)  who came over to stay with my children from 10:30 am til 7:30 pm  while hubby drove me to said appointment.  What a comfort to know that my children were under her watchful eyes, and being well cared for!

...children who were on their best behavior while Grandma was here,  and who helped her get the meals ready, and clean up afterwards, and even gave her a music "concert", with each child playing a solo on their instrument.   :)
 I could go on and on, but that's it in a nutshell.  What about you? What are you thankful for this week?

"in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."  1 Thessalonians 5:18

Have a blessed day, friends!


  1. How has your pain level been? I hope the appointment didn't include any bad news. I am thankful for you and your loving ways and loving comments. I am thankful for your mother too, and your husband. And my husband too, and these precious kids. Have a blessed day.

    P.S. I wish there were specialists near you. That must be a big burden to drive so far. But then, I guess the view from the backdoor wouldn't be so special then. :)

  2. My pain and inflammation have been really bad for several months.
    Yesterday's appointment was a real eye-opener, because years ago, the practitioner was in the same boat that I am in now. But she got fed up with taking 30 pills aday, and decided to find out for herself what was wrong with her. Long story short, she is now symptom-free and has been for 15 years! So for the first time in a long time, I have a glimmer of hope. I came home with a battle plan of supplements and a restricted diet, but at this point, I'm will to take the nasty-tasting herbs, and not ever eat anything from the nightshade family ever again! ;)
    And one more thing I'm thankful for... blogging friends like you, who never fail to encourage when I'm discouraged, make me laugh when I'm feeling down, and point me to the One Who is my All in All!
    Have a blessed day, dear friend!

    1. I'm praying for you. That which you say makes sense, if that's how the practitioner sees this, there is as you say a glimmer of hope. I will pray for the hope to materialize and for you to find physical relief.


    2. Thank you for the prayers, dear Silvia! And you are on my thankful list...all the time. :) (Ruth 2:12)

  3. So very much to be thankful for, isn't there? Will be praying your new supplements will provide relief for you.

    Blessings to you, ~Lisa

  4. Having to change one's diet is a huge sacrifice. It would be a very difficult thing for me in the midst of raising young ones. I mostly eat well--whole grains, lean meats, etc, except for indulging my love for chocolate, which calms my nerves. The thought of giving that up is a difficult one. I am grateful for the hope she gave you and I will pray for healing, stamina, and grace as you embark on this journey with the new doctor. I'm very sorry to hear about the increased pain and inflammation this last year brought. I praise Him that you are a loving, godly, Momma and wife, in spite of the serious health trials. And I sure wish I could whisk all the pain away right now, friend!

    1. My new diet in a nutshell: no (cow) dairy products, no sugar, no gluten, and many of the fruits I love have been taken out. Hopefully, I'll adjust to it, but right now, I'm hungry all the time. And sooo tired! Thanks for the kind, encouraging words..and the prayers, too. :) Still praying for your Beth.


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