Friday, December 01, 2006

Our family is beginning to get ready for Christmas. Paul Burton went out shopping tonight and just phoned us to say he is stuck in traffic. Katy and her dear old mom and dad are surfing the internet, catching up on emails, and making our “to do” lists for Saturday.

Katy and I spent the day doing laundry and working on Christmas projects. We kept stopping from time to time to shout some praise. I can’t say enough how grateful we are for every day! We are grateful to be at home. We are grateful for every bite of food Katy can eat. We are grateful for the fourteen pounds she has gained since October twenty-fourth when she weighed seventy-nine pounds. We are grateful for uninterrupted sleep for several nights now. We are grateful that Katy is able to take care of herself, and has begun to catch up on reading and correspondence. These normal days are answers to prayer and miraculous to us.

  1. Kendall Pelish Says:

    Wow! This is the promised land post.
    Boast in the Cross of Christ.

  2. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    “Promised Land Post” definitely describes this post, and many of the recent past. All I can think of to say is WOW and Praise God!!!!
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  3. Bob, Amy, Emily, Meredith and Abby Says:

    What a great report!! And we should all remember to live in the moment and not looking ahead or back too much. That often brings on stress and worry, doesn’t it? This is one of those lessons that I have been talking to myself and God about as well. :0)

    Now, go and seize the day!!! We are flying out to Florida today until Dec 13. Pray that all will go well with a space center launch on Dec 7 so that we can see it (Bob would really like to). It is a night launch and everyone says they are great.

    Take care. I don’t know how often I can check the blog while we are gone, but we will continue to pray for you.

    Love you all,

  4. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Katy, How I praise God that you are well enough to really CELEBRATE His Birth at home in the usual ways!

    Do you remember the “Worshiping Jesus with my Christmas Tree” piece that I read to you folks last year in Florida? I’ve revised a tiny bit - added a needed verse on Stars. And I’ve just finished decorating our Christmas tree and used that piece as a reminder of all the symbols of Jesus that our trees, lights and decorations represent. I kept thinkng of more verses, besides the few I quoted, and Katy I just had a mist of tears in my eyes nearly the whole time I was working. I’m going to send your folks a copy of the new edition, and I’m going to dissociate my name from it - so the tribute is truly to Jesus. You might want to try decorating your Christmas tree using it, too. Maybe other friends would like a copy. I’m sure the LOrd was inspiring me, I get so blessed thinking of Him when I read it.

    Praying for you and loving you all! Aunt Lil

  5. Karen Tillman Says:


    I know what you mean. I am so glad to see that you are doing so much better!!! Tommy (my hubby) and I put our lights up in the yard today. We have Mickey Mouse, with a present pulling a horse with Pluto the dog following close behind, and headed towards the manger scene. Up in each of our windows 3 small angels in the upstairs windows with trumpets, and 2 large angels with trumpets in the downstairs windows behind the manger scene. Then down both sides of the driveway are lighted candy canes. Out near the weeping willow tree we have a spiral christmas tree with deer standing there grazing!!!! This is the first time in 2 years that we have put them up, as we couldn’t afford it as Tommy has been out of work a lot during that time. It makes me happy to be able to celebrate the reason for the season with lights once again. Thank you God for that!!!
    Love Always
    Karen Tillman

  6. DeeDee Says:

    How wonderful to hear of the healing that has taken place for you Katy…and what that healing has done for the rest of your family. God’s grace has truly been exhibited in your lives over these past few months. Thank you for your steadfastness even in the weak moments. Your testimony has, no doubt, touched lives you will never know about.
    Rejoicing with you, DeeDee

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