Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings

Friday, November 25, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!  I’m so thankful for all of you who have so faithfully been following our journey over the last five or six years.  As I reflect back on this year Im so thankful for the ways GOD has sustained us.  We feel so truly blessed.  Noah’s heart remains stable, Hannah’s heart remains stable, and even though I continue to progress in this muscle wasting disease, GOD so graciously shows me the ways he is using it for his glory.  This year God provided us a home in a wonderful community filled with members of our church body who pour over us with love and acts of service time and time again.  God knew in our journey it would take a village and he certainly does provide in those times of need.  Just recently a group of men surprised us and made it possible for us to park our van in the garage.  To most this seems like no big deal in fact most do not even park in their garage.  For me however this meant no more long walks to the front door.  This meant Jason did not have to carry me time and time again in the house, and it gave me more of a desire to get out of the house.  They also took the time to tear down an old patio cover that the city was requesting be removed.  My heart swells with gratitude when I think of the many ways on a weekly basis that people pour into our lives and help lessen the load.  I hope you all know what a gift you all are to us.  Thank you just doesn’t feel like enough sometimes.  You are all constantly on our hearts and in our prayers.  I hope that you all were able to be with family and loved ones this holiday but most of all I pray that you were able to count your blessings.  In this world full of hatred, violence, sickness, and pain it can often be distracted and hard for most.  We often forget that God redeems beauty from pain.  We forget that he is still on his thrown, and most times we forget that we ought to fix our eyes on the things that are eternal.  2 Corinthians 4:18 says, For our light and temporary affliction is producing for us an eternal glory that far outweighs our troubles. 18So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  

Happy Thanksgiving Friends,