Tuesday, January 6, 2009
It's time for some long overdue thank-yous. I've sent some thank-yous, but these ones deserve public recognition! :)
--I am grateful for...Mommy, Esther, Grandma, and Lisa for hosting us over the Christmas holidays! We enjoyed every minute (except when we were sick after eating too many of the yummy treats!). Let's do it again!
--I am grateful for...our Sunday School class (New Directions) for the big bag of gifts. I love the picture frame and stepping stone to remind me of Daddy, and the kids have played a lot with their felt Bible story. Thank you for all of your support and love and care over this last year. Here's to a calmer 2009! :)
--I am grateful for...one of the other SS classes (I'm not sure of the name??) for the three huge boxes of groceries and the grocery and gas cards! I had fun puting it all away. You'll never know how much we appreciate it!
--I am grateful for...our anonymous Christmas angel who blessed us with $900. I can't put into words how "hugged" I felt when I opened that envelope and just counting more and more Benjamins! :)
--I am grateful for...each one of you who have been the hand of Christ to us through a very difficult year.*
To join in the Gratituesday event or just read about abundant gratitude of others, head on over to Heavenly Homemakers!
*Just to clarify, I never have felt for one moment that Madeline's birth was anything but a blessing. It may be hard for some to understand, but if I were given the choice to have Maddy whole and perfect, it wouldn't be an easy thing to accept. Obviously, I hate thinking about what she may be facing, and I would never want her to be in pain, but all of her issues--complete paralysis from belly down, head just now getting back to normal after the last episode of hydrocephalus and shunt repair, severly curved back, turned feet, neurogenic bladder, chronic lung disease and all--make her who she is, and it would almost be like being handed a different baby and someone taking mine should she suddenly not have any of those issues. Ok, that was a bit convoluted...Maybe my coping mechanism? At any rate, I feel that very deeply. I'm not so sure that I've quite gotten to that place with Daddy suddenly leaving us for Heaven.
Posted by Pam A at 9:55 AM