Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thank you



Thank you friends.
I cannot tell you how much your emails, texts,
phone calls, and cards have meant to me.
I am down and you are all lifting me up.
Life is really tough right now.
We have some rough waters 
in our days ahead with Dad.
I am blessed to have a loving, supportive family.
They are awesome teammates. 
One thing I know for sure,
is when I cry out I am not alone.
God hears my cries.
He doesn't forsake me.
I am richly blessed.
I have a warm, safe home,
a husband who loves me,
healthy children and plenty to eat. 
Most importantly,
I have a Savior who died for me...
One who loves me more than I will ever deserve.
Looking at all of that,
life is good.
Good can be hard.
But, hard is do-able
when I trust His promises.
I recognize his presence.
He guides me to peace and hope
in the middle of my crisis.
And he promises to bring me to Heaven
where all my troubles will end.
Victory is mine through Christ.
Bless you dear ones.
You certainly bless me.
xoxo
 
 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 
 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 
Romans 8: 35,37
 

 


11 comments:

  1. You've had a double (triple? quadruple?) whammy - feeling bad physically and then the extra challenges piled on...

    You're right! "Good" IS sometimes "hard". I forget that sometimes.

    I'm sad that you have to experience THIS kind of "good" right now.

    (And here I was getting all upset that I hit the wrong button and now have to deal with Facebook's Timeline!)

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  2. I've been praying for you, Cousin. And your family. I know that God hears me and will answer.

    xoxoxo

    C.A.

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  3. I hope that you are feeling better physically. Sending (((((HUGS))))) and prayers.

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  4. I was a-prayin' for you in the car yesterday. God loves you so much that He reminds me to pray for you!

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  5. You are my favorite opalescent/translucent friend.

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  6. My dearest Janie....hugs, love + prayers for you and yours sweet friend.

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  7. Awwwww, Janie, I've been praying for you so much.... I was worried about your cough and know you need your physical strength to deal with all the rest right now.

    May our Blessed Mother wrap her mantle of protection around you and your sweet family and give you comfort and strength.........

    gentle hugs my friend,
    gena

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  8. Hugs and continued prayers, Janie.

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  9. Add me to your prayer warrior list. sandie

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  10. Praying for you Janie.
    Psalm 46:1-2
    God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present help in trouble.
    Therefore will not we fear,
    though the earth be removed,
    and though the mountains be carried into the mist of the sea.

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  11. Dear Heavenly Father: Thank You for our Janie and her great-big heart. Thank You for her perspective and example of true faith. I ask Your continued blessings upon her marriage, family, and home. I pray Your continued strength in the hard places. It's so hard, Father, to watch a loved one's mind and spirit slip away: especially when the physical person remains; please comfort this family. Help them to work together happily and well. I pray that Janie, especially, will be well in all respects--heart, mind, soul and strength--because she loves you through and through. Thank You. We love and trust You. Amen.

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