Sunday, November 02, 2008

Thankfulness

I was just reflecting on the many blessings our family has experienced in the past month and then saw Rebecca's theme for November - Thankfulness. Here are some of the ways we have been blessed (in no particular order):

- friends who provided meals for us. I didn't cook supper for a full month and many of our lunches were from the freezer as well. I was ready to get back to cooking (still need to do a menu for November) but it was a blessing to have it for that long
- cards and letters still coming
- friends who call or write and ask how we are doing
- friends and strangers who put together 4 boxes of homemade cards for me to use - in every theme you can think of
- friends who put together a gift basket filled with coffee, chocolate & scrapbooking supplies
- friends who let us come over and just be ourselves
- a church family that has supported us in so many ways, we just can't count them all up
- a town that still thinks of itself as a community and hurts with us
- packages that come in the mail with books and cds to encourage us
- God who has brought us through this past month and continues every day to remind us of His love and care

3 comments:

MagistraCarminae said...

Dear Juanita,
I am so glad God is providing such a rich load of encouragement! We continue to keep you and Terry and the children in our prayers!
Love,
Chris in NM

Cindy Marsch said...

Juanita, our pastor preached on Psalm 111 last evening and made one of his points the beautiful testimony of faith that Terry's remarks were at the service. That put all our congregation again in mind of all of you to pray.

Thanks for sharing your thankfulness!

Jacqueline said...

It's so good to see a post from you, and such a great post too. I am thankful for you, your family, and the great witness you all have been. I'm also thankful to God for looking out to you all.