Monday, April 14, 2014

A Grateful Heart



We recently said goodbye to the first quarter of 2014. I'm not sorry to see it become history. Yet, as I traveled a difficult path, God provided every need down to the smallest detail.

So, instead of bemoaning negative events, this post is about a heart of gratitude.

-  I'm grateful that my Mom's recovery from a broken hip has exceeded the doctors' expectations. She didn't need a hip replacement and eventually won't need a walker.

-  I'm grateful for the prayers of family and friends that carried us through the ordeal.

-  I'm grateful for the answers to prayer:

   The major snowstorm taking a detour.

   The rides from a friend and my stepson to the hospital, so I wouldn't have to move my car and lose my parking space. I live on a snow emergency route, and parking is a nightmare when a storm is expected.

   The timing and smooth transitions from hospital to home.

-  I'm grateful for the strength to be there for my Mom.

-  I'm grateful for the financial provision to pay for pricey heating oil.

-  I'm grateful for a publisher that stood by me and encouraged me to "put family first."

-  Most of all, I'm grateful for the peace of God that brought rest and comfort to my heart.

Writers and Readers:  What are you thankful for today?

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4 comments:

Karen Lange said...

I have many things to be thankful for. You, my friend, are one of them! Happy Monday! :)

Jen Cudmore said...

Thanks for sharing! The last few months have been tough for me as well. So glad God is with us in seasons like this! Thanks for reminding me to be grateful.

Diane Estrella said...

I am especially grateful to God for keeping your mom under his wing, and of course for you. Hugs!

quietspirit said...

Susan:
1.)I am thankful that our son has a new apartment in a better part of his town.

2.) I am thankful that Hubby won't be having knee replacement surgery anytime soon. (He got an injection.)

3.) I am thankful that there are people to help me prepare for a short drama this Thursday evening as a part of Maundy Thursday service.