As I continue to “Walk with Him” thanks to Ann VosKamp I am encouraged at all, things I can be thankful for each day. The past twenty-four hours have been eventful and I remember a time when Mrs. Ugly would have come to visit. Only with the grace of God did I remain loving and with the right perspective.
Our guest blogger on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, Mags, has been sick. I won’t bore you with the details yet between yesterday afternoon as we left the driveway for the doctor’s office and today, after a long night of fever and illness ~ I have a thankful spirit. In spite of the yuck during the night, I still found things to be thankful for.
Today’s list of thanks is dedicated to Mags. Continue to feel better my wonderful daughter! Many are lifting you in prayer.
The doctor fit us in at the end of the day
Clarity of thought
Insurance to cover bulk of the cost
A smile and hello from the pharmacist
Enough money in the wallet to pick up yogurt too
Not a single Mom
And dryer in our home
Cold water for the cloth on her forehead
The sleeping husband
I’m not a single Mom
“Mom!” when in need
Meds starting to work
Peace in the storm
Sunshine streaming through the window
Ed had the day off
Benefits of sick time
Afternoon off to care for Mags
And to get some sleep
Prayers lifted on Mag’s behalf
A kiss on a cool forehead
Last load of laundry finished before I got home
Bed made too
Food in our tummies
Hope for tomorrow
As I listened to my husband’s snores during the night as I cared for Mary. As I washed the walls, carpets, and bedding the lumberjack sounds created began a spark in my soul but as quickly as they came so did the Lord’s love. From anger to realizing how blessed I was.
“Thank goodness I’m not a single Mom. At least in the morning or tomorrow afternoon I can catch a nap. Ed has the day off so I don’t need to use an entire sick day, only half, and this won’t cost us financially. While I might be scrubbing now, I know Ed will finish whatever laundry isn’t done when I leave and will take over with the cool cloths on her forehead when I leave. Mags is home and fighting a fever and infection, true, but she isn’t in the hospital fighting for her life. So much to be thankful for.”
I am most thankful Mags is feeling better this afternoon, due to the wisdom of our doctor and the medicine God has created to heal our infirmities.
God is good ALL the time...ALL the time, God is Good!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323