Monday, June 18, 2012

in sickness or in health, still thankful

I've been pretty sick for the last 4 days which is why this post and list of "thankfuls" will probably be a bit different.  It's amazing to me how much more I realized I ought to be thankful for when I'm not feeling quite up to par and can't do the normal things I do most of the time.  Perhaps God gives us these good and humbling reminders to encourage us along the way and rely on Him alone.

612. a Psalm of the day reading (Dr. Don Whitney's suggestion, read more here) that is timely and true
"Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge" - Psalm 16:1
613. a servant hearted mom who drove to help, 9 hours alone one-way is no short drive as I experienced recently myself
614. a husband who has been extra helpful
615. a redeeming redbox movie
616. extra Grandma time for Moriah who LOVES every minute of it
617. doctors who really do care
618. good nurses who draw blood without a pinch
619. understanding employers who are so kind in caring for our family too
620. willing friends to help
621. walking around with normal strength and the blessing that simple ability really is
622. the amazing thought and truth that God does not EVER get sick, there is no weakness in Him
623. kind family that lets me offer suggestions from a good spot on the couch, so "normal" life stays sort of normal in little routines Moriah likes
624. a mom who will cook for my husband and sweet girl
625. a daddy daughter outing to the sprayground, wearing Moriah out after a full day of doctors visits for me
626. a toddler who likes to observe life out and about, helpful when the outings are in less fun places though she's just as curious and hasn't seem to mind a bit
627. water to nourish me, and that I can even have ice with no difficulty
628. health insurance that helps some, probably really more than I know
629. friends who pray
630. resting time at home rather than in a hospital bed
631. books read with ample down time - I finished two lingering books and have started more!  see my "recently reading" list if you'd like ideas
632. that hard times help me learn how to serve others more, now I empathize in a way I otherwise probably wouldn't have
633. JELLO, also a bit refreshing at just the right times
634. help with laundry when it's urgent
635. blog suggestions that come to mind at just the right time... Moriah enjoyed a shoe match and window crayons during our time at home

1 comment:

Jacqui said...

Hi Laura,

Just read your list and it's beautiful. I hope you're feeling better, and nothing's drastically wrong...nevertheless, I'm praying for you.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad I came over to yours...we have a lot of the same interests. Elisabeth Elliot is my hero, I loved Anne of Green Gables and Pride and Prejudice. I've served in ministry for years (until recently) and the list goes on. Anyway, I'll be checking back!