Monday, November 28, 2011

Please pray for my sister, Jackie

When we went home to visit her after her 6 week stay in the hospital from her aneurysm

Would you please keep my sister in your prayers?  It is a really long story but she had an aneurysm rupture two years ago and she shouldn't even still be here but God spared her life and she is a walking miracle.  The problem is it cause a multitude of other health issues the newest being a spot on her stomach and ovary.  They thought they might be scare tissue but when she went this week for another scan they have grown since her scan in July.  She is supposed to find out today when they want to get her in to do further tests.
My parents just got here 3 weeks ago to live for the winter and she is not married (in a relationship that we don't care for the man) and so she is there alone now.  My mom is struggling with it (we just found out last night) and won't know anything for a few days at least, but depending on what it is and what has to happen may change their plans about staying here too. I am not sure if it is cancer that she could make it threw treatments because of her health.
I know that this is all in His hands, His ways are higher than ours and His plans are the best for our lives, my head understands this-it is my heart that struggles with this sometimes.  Ever since my sister was little she has had a multitude of things happen in her life that have been usual and difficult dealing with health.  She is a wonderful women of God and it breaks my heart that her life has always been this way.  She is my only sibling and I can't imagine my life without her.
I would just appreciate your prayers, her name is Jackie and she will turn 45 on December 1st.
Thank you-I love and appreciate you all

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Our Church Thanksgiving Dinner-11-20-2011

My family with my mom and dad too-they are now living here 6 months out of the year. This will be our first Thanksgiving together in 14 years. We are thrilled.  (I am the purple coat~lol)
Last night, Sunday the 20th, we had our annual church Thanksgiving Dinner.  Since our church has out grown our sanctuary on Sunday morning(we had to go to three services,) we have to meet downtown at the Civic Center to have everyone fit, but it was so nicely decorated and everyone fit.  We had a wonderful time.  

Me and my baby girl.  Waiting for our dinner and trying to stay out of the chocolate cake in front of us.

Me and My Sweetheart!

Finally the cake!  The only way to eat it of course-one lick at a time. ha!

See?  Why use silverware you enjoy it more this way, one lick at a time. :)

Of course you may be glad your mom has wipes handy when you are finished.  (Don't worry I made her use her fork after the first few licks :)

We had such a wonderful time.  It has been such a joy to have my parents here these last few weeks.  It seems like they have always been here.  My kids are adjusting quite well to having grandparents here :) I am so thankful for so many blessings God has bestowed upon me this year and having my parents here to share our lives with is one of them.

This Thanksgiving I will be cooking like normal, but we will actually have my parents and a friend and her husband  here this year -10 of us(I know for some of you that is just your family size every day but for us it is just 6 normally, so- I am really excited.

I can't wait to see what you are thankful for too.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Giving True Thanks

I heard a pastor on the radio say today "So, life is not what you expected it to be?  Join the boat and welcome aboard.  But, guess what? You will never know what is truly is to worship God until your let go of your circumstances and are thankful no matter what they may be-never!"

I needed to hear that-so easy to get wrapped up in me-in what is not how I had thought it should be, in what doesn't seem fair, that I am not truly joyful, worshipping, or thankful for the blessings He has given me and I have such much to truly be thankful for, so much to praise Him for daily.

May you give thanks no matter what your circumstances are today-we are called to rejoice "in the Lord always and again I say rejoice"

Let you petitions and worries be turned into prayer and praises.

So thankful for each of you that have touched my life in so many ways.

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