to be thankful for.
To the ONE
Who gives them all.
Praise HIS Holy Name!
"O give thanks unto the LORD;
for He is good:
because His mercy
~ Psalm 118:1 ~
1628. SO thankful for the storms that
drive us to our Precious Saviour!
1629. That HE is always IN the Storm
1630. Peace, strength, mercy and grace
in the midst of it all
1631. All those who prayed for us
while Austin was in the hospital ~
Such a blessing!
1632. Being carried through
by the LORD ~ Once again!
1633. Free parking at Mr. and Mrs. N's
1634. Two vehicles for such a time as this! ~
(After about 18 years with only one)
1635. That Austin had chest pains
which God used to get us to the hospital ~
They appear to have been unrelated to his heart!
1636. That there was a bed for him
at Children's rather than at the other
hospital he was originally going to be sent to!
1637. The Echo was done ~
it may not have been requested!
1638. How the three children at home
went the *extra mile* and
kept things going around here!
1639. The church ladies, friends,
and family who provided meals for us ~
I hardly had to cook anything during
this whole ordeal...what a blessing!
1640. So thankful that each medicine
given was received by Austin's body and
that he was able to come HOME!
1641. The daily improvements we see
1642. Austin is able to join us
on the beach in the mornings ~
able to walk a little further each day.
1643. Thankful that Austin turned 17!
1644. And he has an appetite ~
First time in about two years according
to his calculations...yippee! :)
1645. God's mercy to us that HE
didn't take Austin suddenly ~
1646. Each new day and the gift of it
1647. Birthdays to celebrate ~
And a brother to join in who
may not have been with us to do so!
1648. Cards from each of the children
to Calvin ~ Precious!
~ Austin's ~
~ Fraser's ~
~ Emma's ~
1649. Balloons representing
the number of years old the child is ~
What they wake up to on their birthday
(Only until the age of 16) :)
1650. Enjoyment of the *gift*
from Mummy, Daddy and siblings
1651. Fifteen candles! :)
1652. Makin' Mud Pies!
1653. And *Soup* and *Salad* ~
Want some? :)
1654. A camera to catch the moments
1655. Thankful for each one!
My journal sits on my counter.
I list as events unfold.
Sometimes many all at once,
and other times in a trickle.
But, always by HIS Grace!
Would you like to begin?
Just grab a pen and a journal,
set them out on the counter,
and list out your blessings.
Find the joy in the moments ~
As they arrive.
Enjoy the journey!