I?m joining Susanne and sharing some blessings from this week. Feel free to link up.
1. My mom had a health emergency recently, and I spent a couple of weeks in Florida helping her as she recuperated. In spite of her spending several days in the hospital, tests had not revealed the root issue. She had an appointment with a doctor this week and believes that the cause for her health issues has now been identified and possibly corrected. She?s felt so much better the last few days. This is such HUGE answer to prayer!
2. After a couple of days of nonstop rain, we experienced some nasty weather on Wednesday morning. The weather alert on my phone notified us of tornado warnings in our area. The local schools had already decided to dismiss due to the forecast but then determined it would be better to keep the students inside the safety of the school buildings until the line of storms that included the severest weather had passed. That was a very good decision; buses sure don?t need to be on the road in those conditions. My children arrived safely home before noon, and the worst damage in our community was limited to power outages and downed tree limbs.
3. I spent one evening fellowshipping with some ladies from several other churches in our community. The theme of the evening was ?Soup for the Soul.? We had a time of food (which included soup, of course!), fellowship, and singing. One of the ladies shared a devotional on how important it is that we make sure Christ has first place in our lives in the midst of the chaos brought on by our daily responsibilities.
4. It has become a rare thing these days to receive handwritten notes in the mail, so I was pleasantly surprised to get a sweet ?thinking of you? card from one of my sisters. There is a big age difference between my older siblings and me, and we weren?t raised in the same home since we had different moms. I?m actually closer with my sisters now than I was growing up. It made my day to receive her card and read her words.
5. So many people in our community and church family have been fighting colds and viruses and dealing with diagnoses of heart conditions and cancer. My prayer list seems to get longer every day. I?m thankful that my husband and children are healthy and not?battling a health condition. If you?ve been blessed with good health, thank God for it, and don?t take it for granted.
Barbara H. says
I’m so glad your mom is doing better. It’s hard to be sick, but especially when they don’t know at first what’s wrong. We experienced very similar weather on Wednesday, and though there was flooding in some areas, we were so glad it wasn’t worse.The soup fellowship sounds fun! And how sweet to get a card in the mail – you’re right, they are quite rare these days.
We’ve experienced what you mention in #5 as well. Our hearts were especially heavy this week to hear that a friend’s 25 year old daughter with cancer is worsening despite several treatments and even experimental drugs. We trust God has reasons for what He allows, and He has done some marvelous things through the whole situation, but it’s hard. We truly can never take our health for granted.
Faith Turner says
oh Paula praise the Lord your mom has answers and is on the road to recovery! and that your children and town were safe from major damage!
I love getting “real” mail and it is indeed rare.
getting together with friends in Christ and sharing is always a fave with me too.
Glad to hear that your children were safe. We had a storm scare here also – as well as parental and personal health issues. Maybe we need to meet up!! 🙂
I’m so happy to hear that your mom is doing better! Treasure each day with her!
We heard about those storms–glad everyone was ok. I’m sure the kids were happy to have some extra hours off school even if it was because of a storm.
Susanne Sherring says
Glad to hear that your mom’s health issues are getting under control. She must have really appreciated having you there to help out. Yikes that storm sounds very scary. Glad there was not much damage and no one hurt. What a sweet card to receive.
There is so much reason to give thanks. Happy to hear that your mom is returning to good health, that your family was safe and that you’ve had a happy surprise and an evening of fellowship with other ladies. And very thankful that your family has missed illness through these weeks when it’s everywhere!