We’ve had a nice dusting of snow here in Virginia and the landscape is beautiful tonight. Katy had a marvelous night of sleep last night. It was the deep, refreshing, healing, kind that lasted into the morning. It has been months since she has enjoyed a good night of sleep like that. We think it may be her new medication, but the Rocephin treatments also played a part in this turn around. She had the energy to do a little shopping today in preparation for the trip to New York. We had such a nice afternoon. It was like old times. I had to pause several times to thank God for His mercy. These are the kind of days we long for, and when one does come along, I feel like I can not thank God enough.
I have taken so many things for granted. I remember praying several years ago about ingratitude. I remember confessing before Almighty God that when something good happened in my life I felt grateful for a moment but then my hopes and desires moved on to something else before real gratitude was ever expressed for the things I had been given. Since that time, I have had many times of hardship with one thing or another. It is the hardship that has made me feel so much more gratitude for everything. I was grateful today that Katy could sit beside me in the front seat instead of being curled up with a blanket and pillow whimpering in the back seat. I was grateful that on the way home she said, “I think I could eat something when we get home.” I was grateful to sit down to a family dinner tonight and watch as we all joined hands to pray, and Katy was in the circle. Eight days ago, Katy was not able to eat or stand very long. The hardship of seeing that has made me grateful for everything I saw her do today. I’m grateful for the hardships. Through them I hope I have learned to say thank you for everything and mean it. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I Thes. 5:18Comments: