Friday, November 13, 2015

Thankful Thursday on Friday

I meant to do a thankful Thursday blog post yesterday but got hit with a nasty little bug, so even though I'm a day late there has been so much to be thankful for that I didn't want to let the moment pass.

Speaking of the little bug, I was only down for about 24 hours, that in itself is something to be thankful for. My SIL had a doctors appointment today and I didn't want my husband to have to take her by himself.

We are thankful for the wonderful progress Sweet Lady is making with her Rehab, we were able to transfer her into the car for her doctors appointment with minimal difficulty today. I am also thankful for the good report we got from the doctor today....the fracture is healing nicely and she is beginning to walk a little.

Although this is not the post-op recovery I had envisioned I can see God's hand in it all. This would include the timing of her transfer, the way she has adapted to the change and the facility itself. I can think of several places she could have been transferred to for rehab but she got to go to this one. (sometimes you only have a couple of places to choose from because of lack of beds) It's brand new with a fully equipped gym. Every time I walk through the door, I am thankful for God's mercy and blessing in the midst of a difficult situation.

I am thankful to be part of a new bible study. When I initially registered I was told I would be put on a waiting list because they were full, but I was called within a few days. I've only been two weeks but have been getting so much out of it.

I am thankful for the mild weather we have been having. It's given us the opportunity to get outside and take care of projects that need our attention and has been great for walks and photo taking.

Finally, I am thankful for a God that is sovereign over all, even in the difficult situations we face, even when things don't go as planned, even when it doesn't look like God can't be in "this" at all. (you fill in the blank for your "this")

We have been reading Daniel this week, and something I have been mulling around for a couple of days, is that it was part of God's plan for Daniel to be in captivity. Think about it, he was taken away from his home and everything that was familiar and held captive in a strange land. Imagine if you had to face something like that today....but God used it for his glory. I believe whatever situation we find ourself in today can be used for God's glory....remember nothing that happened to you today took him by surprise.

I am thankful that he is in control, no matter what my today looks like.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I am so glad things are progressing well for Sweet Lady. That is an answer to prayer and must be such a relief for all of you. May her recovery continue to improve daily.

I am so glad you got into the BSF study. I too was on a waiting list, but was put into a new group quickly and was thankful. We ladies are enjoying the study and getting to know each other. This study is great!!! Our God is so awesome and we only see glimpses of that here in this life. I can hardly wait to see Him face to face.

Happy November ~ FlowerLady

Lea said...

So glad things are going well for Sweet Lady. Always inspired by your posts! Happy weekend!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Your posts are always inspiring and a blessing. I'm so relieved to hear that your Sweet Lady is doing well.

Melanie said...

So sorry you were hit by a bug but at least it was short lived. Good news that Sweet lady is doing well. Have a great day.

Susan said...

I enjoyed your post today and I hope you are feeling better. We do have a lot to be thankful for. I found you at Melanie's,

Creations By Cindy said...

Sweet post and so glad you are feeling better. Glad to hear that sweet lady is improving as well. And yes....I am so glad that He is in control too! Lord...I make a mess out of things when I control and I constantly battle that controling spirit! Hugs and blessings, Cindy