Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Thank you, God!

Thank you, God for the lady who gave Chris $1 last week. We were needing to fill up our tires with air on our way out of town for Thanksgiving. The one gas station we went to that had free air we couldn't use because the machine was broken. As we left town, we kept looking and they all cost 75 cents (for air!) We didn't have the cash on us. (sad I know!-We use our debit card for most purchases these days.) At one place, Chris went in and asked the lady if she could put 75 cents on his debit card and then give him the coins. She said no. There was a lady who had just paid for something and gotten change. She handed Chris a dollar bill that he was able to then make change from to get the 3 quarters he needed. It may seem like a little thing, but I thought that was so sweet! In this world where there appears to be so much selfishness and greed, that lady gave to others. Bless her!

Thank you, God for Suzanne Messick. She is a lady at our church who is suffering from cancer for about the 3rd time. She just had major surgery a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure what all it entailed, but I think it involved removing major organs. She is just very sick, and I'm not sure what the prognosis is. Yesterday, Gracie got mail. The card was addressed to only her. Inside was a card with a newspaper clipping. We had gone to Story Time at the local community center Tuesday afternoon before Thanksgiving with some friends. While there, Gracie had been interviewed and had her picture taken by a newspaper reporter. Her "quotes" & picture had been put in the paper. Mrs. Messick, amid all of her pain & suffering, had taken the time to cut out that article & picture and put it in a card to send to Gracie. That is very touching to me. Honestly, I don't even know her that well and certainly didn't think she knew my children that well, so it means even more.

Thank you, God for the other person from church who sent us a card yesterday with a note of appreciation. Sometimes you just need to hear things like that and I know it boosted me!

Thank you, God for Jesus most of all!


MDM said...

Gotta love those angels in our lives. That is so touching that Gracie got that card. Are you gearing up for the holidays??

jettybetty said...

We have so much to be thankful for--these are 2 great stories!

I am thankful that you noticed--and chose to be very thankful!

Miss Hope said...

How sweet was that? I've missed chatting with you! We'll have to hook up soon and gab a little bit.

Gracie will cherish that card for forever. That sweet woman really taught a wonderful lesson by doing that for your baby.