Monday, November 14, 2016

Weekend Blessings and a Look Back

This weekend was one I consider almost perfect. It probably had something to do with the intentional purpose to find blessings.  It worked!  November mornings that included walks, rocking on the porch, good books and quiet time. But this weekend also included a mix social activities and even a trip to a just opened Bass Pro Shop.  Plenty of ways this weekend to count our blessings. 

But this weekend also marked the 2 month anniversary of our son's atv accident.  Looking back over the last two months, we cannot help but be overwhelmed with gratitude. The reminders of how in the midst of hard times, God is always with us.  It has always been something I dread to receive bad news out of nowhere.  Even though this happened, many blessings of peace in our hearts, friends and family to support us sustained us.  When you face the sights, sounds and emotions of a hospital stay, you learn to cling to God, to His promises and know that your trust is in Him alone. 

This picture was taken the first time our son was awake and alert after several days.  He doesn't like this picture, and although he doesn't look his best in it, it was a day of rejoicing to walk in and see his first major improvement.  Truly a thankful moment!

During the last few months as we are on the road to recovery, we again found many blessings.  Therapists, doctors to help us, family and friends who walk alongside us, more blessings we are thankful for.

The best picture yet!  We are not completely there yet, but we are much closer to being healed and whole than before. But as we take a look back at where we've come from, the continuing journey ahead is made easier when we've counted our blessings and seen how God is walking right beside us.  

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