Well, it’s been a rather unusual Thanksgiving weekend, with my grandma seemingly having a small stroke Thursday morning and my parents spending much of the day with her at the hospital. But they all came home in time for Thanksgiving dinner, and my grandma even got up to dance in to Big Band music in the living room—with us standing around her lest she fall! So we ended the day with hymns and musical songs around the piano, pumpkin pudding, pecan pie, and thankful hearts.
Things are still a bit stressful. But I am trying to let the Lord teach me to thank Him in all circumstances. It does help reduce the stress level…when I remember to try it.
A few of my “thankful-fors” today:
My sister getting to spend time with a dear friend.
My grandma doing some better.
Some encouraging signs in my mom’s health.
Getting a Christmas story accepted by a children’s magazine.
“Little” blessings…like good books, sunshine, fall leaves, a fire in the fireplace, and a family game of Taboo…that remind me our Father cares.
That He will never leave us nor forsake us.
Finally, I wanted to highlight an opportunity for giving and making a difference for a family this season. Sandi Rog is a Christian writer, a member of ACFW and mother of four children. She is currently battling a severe form of cancer, but there is an alternative treatment that has a good chance of helping her…yet that is not paid for by her insurance. Members of ACFW and many others have joined together to help raise the money to cover the costs with a holiday raffle. If you would like to purchase some lovely Christmas gifts and help this family at the same time, just visit this site to purchase $5 tickets, then bid on prizes here. And regardless, I know Sandi and her family would appreciate our prayers.
Thanks and blessings to all.