Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Thankful Thursday - January 28


January 28 already? This winter is going by rather quickly and, actually, I'm glad for it. I hate the hard winters we have here up north. I ache all over every time it gets below 50 degrees. I'm VERY ready for spring and summer - but will they pass by us ever so quickly as well? 

Probably.

My dad had surgery on his back today and I am told that he is doing okay. He is still in the hospital tonight but, if he's able, he will go home tomorrow. I live 5 hours away and our van is still giving us fits. I couldn't get there if I wanted to. My prayers and phone calls will have to suffice. Could you join me in prayer as well? Thank you in advance.

We are in the midst of yet another winter storm. We must have received three inches of snow or better today - not bad for this part of the snow belt - but there might be another 10 inches by tomorrow noon. No kidding. It's what the National Weather Center in Gaylord is telling us.

Four out of my five children have dental appointments tomorrow at - you guessed it - right about noon. They are getting cleanings and x-rays. Let's hope there are no cavities. Top all that off with Brassy, Evan's golden retriever, having an appointment with the vet at the same time as the dental appointments! 


Ugh.


"Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above the heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost." (The Doxology)



When life wants to pinch you where it hurts, remember to praise the Lord. His blessings FLOW!


I'm thankful for:


  • Safety on the icy roads
  • My dad's safety through surgery - he had a major heart attack a few years ago and his heart was one of the concerns today
  • My mom is of good cheer. I talked to her tonight and she was actually very glad to be home alone (except for her cats). She's enjoying the quiet.
  • I have children whom I can take to the dentist (and doctor). Many, many women long for children. I have five. The Lord must think I am trustworthy enough to place them in my (and my husband's) care.
  • I am thankful tonight for my internet friends. I have made several friends through blogging. I met one of my dearest internet buddies ten years ago (almost to the day) because of an e-mail she sent me regarding a letter I wrote to a magazine editor! Someday I hope to get to meet these people in person so I can give them a hug and let them know how much richer my life has been since meeting them.
Please visit Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage to link up your own Thankful Thursday post or to read others.

14 comments:

Denise said...

Praying for your dear dad.

jo.attalife said...

I can't relate to the snow and icy road (I live in a tropical country). But all the rest, I can. Especially the blogging friends. We share the same thing. I'm thankful for you.

Debbie said...

I join you in praises for your wonderful list of blessings, and will definitely continue to hold your dad in prayer. Good luck tomorrow on those dental checkups! Blessings, Debbie

Pia said...

When life wants to pinch you where it hurts, remember to praise the Lord. His blessings FLOW! --- i need this today.

i wish to meet you too someday. =D

(((HUGS)))

Rocks said...

and I am one of those women still praying to have kids!! you are indeed blessed!

May the Lord keep you safe and warm :)

Dana said...

Praying for your dad as well.

Melissa said...

So many blessings ... thanks for sharing! I'm praying for your dad, too.

Secondary Roads said...

May God bless and heal your dad. I am so with you on the snow and cold, and am so ready for spring. And it's not even February as Sylvia like to point out. My achy body doesn't care. You are on the short list of bloggers I would like to meet.

shopannies said...

what great news about your father, we are expecting a bit of snow here as well,and yes God is so good and I loved reading your thankful list

Tammy said...

Many wonderful blessings...praying for your dad! Have a blessed week!

sharon said...

Thank God your dad is ok. I love the way you see the praise even in the midst of the pain. Thanks for sharing. God bless you!
sharon

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

Ah your blog brought tears to my eyes. I will pray for your family- esp dad and the van struggles. I can't even read the doxology without singing it in my head. So funny to me since it has been years since I was in a church like that.:-) Wonderful reminder.

bp said...

That's neat you have that friend and you've been in touch so many years. Thanks for sharing your blessings!

Lynn said...

Rita,

Oh Girl, I miss the snow so much.

I also enjoyed reading your TT post and hope your Dad was released from the hospital today and the dentist visits all were cavity free.

Amen...

Hugging you, Lynn