This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Grains of Gratitude

Sunday’s Grains of Gratitude was started by Christine over at Brady’s Bunch. Christine shares her incredible Brady and her whole family over there. It is a beautiful blog and is really such a positive read. For Grains of Gratitude all you have to do is list five things you are grateful for.

This week I need to share that I am grateful for news we received about my mom’s cancer. She has battled colon cancer for over two years and has had metastases in her lungs. While the colon seemed to respond to some treatments, the areas in the lungs have not. We all are grateful that this last round of chemo appears to have decreased the size of the cancer in her lungs. Praise the LORD. She is a fighter and a prayer warrior, my mom is.

Since we are on the topic of my mom I will add I am grateful for her and my dad, that they will be entering their 44th year of marriage later this year and they are still demonstrating the marriage vows. Better—worse, sickness—health, you know which ones. They’ve been there and done that and while they’re not perfect, they’ve set a great example.

I am grateful for my two guys who aren’t yet to big to snuggle on Mommy’s lap so far. My day would not be complete without at least one huggle.

I am thankful that I have this cold. Am I strange or what??? Well if the worst thing I can say is that I have this confounded cold, then, well…I am pretty blessed. I am just saying.

And I am very grateful that my husband has started a new job. I am (I think) over my brattyness and can see the gift that we were given. I should really say “gifts” because there have been emotional and spiritual gifts—intangible bounty that mean so much. I still won’t answer whether this is a good job. Really, ask me in five years. And I’ve been asked if DCG (DarlingCaveGeek) likes the new job. My answer? I don’t care if he likes it. I care if they like him. (Exagerating—but still…it is a J-O-B.)

Thank you LORD for your provision in my life.
What are you grateful for?


Amy over at Amy’s Random Thoughts has a cool contest going. She is asking very thought provoking questions. But the coolest part is that when someone posts a response she is asking that they also post what they are grateful for. Way to go Amy. I already blew the thankful part in one of my posts—but it is fun and thought provoking. Amy awarded me with her blog of the day status (Thanks Amy! ) and I was going to post that in my Grains of Gratitude, but it looked just so NOT HUMBLE and so VERY PRIDEFUL that I thought I shouldn’t. So I posted it lower. ‘Coz I’m so very much not about me. BWWwwaaaahhahahaha.

Welcome to all of Amy’s friends who have visited & left lovely comments.

Go visit Amy. Amy and her husband Michael are wading through the adoption process and will be welcoming a child into their home. I am praying for them and their new child that they are holding in their hearts.


Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Thank you! I can now use photo links! Can you see me dancing at my keyboard? It's the happy dance and I'm doing it!

Great news about your mom, I know what a rough road cancer takes you on. Let's pray the chemo keeps it under control~

DebD said...

What an uplifting post the Grains of Gratitude always turns out to be.

I'll have to check out your links.

JennaG said...

Thanks for your prayers--I will remember you as well!

Overwhelmed! said...

I'm glad your mom has a hopeful prognosis! That's great that she and your dad have been married 44 years!

Congrats on your husband getting a job! :)

scribbit said...

Amy's got a nice blog going, I agree. Thanks for your visit and comment too--