I was sure that this was the week I was getting back into somewhat of a normal rhythm of life after six weeks of moving and travel and transition. Then, the stomach flu from Hades hit, and I was out for the count for two days. (And I might as well admit it, if there's anything I'm a big baby about it's the stomach flu! Talk about miserable!) By Saturday, I was back on my feet enough to enjoy some time with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law who came to stay with us, because today was their son's beautiful autumn outdoor wedding at a park outside of our town.
Life is full of unexpected things isn't it? Happy things, like two people meeting, falling in love, and getting married. And not so happy things, flu being on the light end of the scale of unhappy things. This morning as we worshipped in church I was reminded of the truth that through it all, through life's highs and lows and the ordinary in-betweens, God's a good, good Father and He is perfect in all of His ways to us. For that, I am so very, very grateful.
Since 2009 I've been counting my blessings thanks to the prompting of Ann Voskamp.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little green journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)
-a reminder from the Word to let nothing keep me from praising God
-help with a computer glitch
-a good pot roast for dinner
-the God Who has us firmly in His grasp
-our kids coming over for homemade taco soup and cornbread
-a text video of my youngest granddaughter singing "zippity do dah"
-a long overdue hair and nail appointment
-spending time with my hubs
-a home and comfortable bed to be in when the flu hit
-a good clean t.v. series to watch while I lay in bed sick
-my husband taking care of me
-sleep and rest
-my husband buying me some cozy new pajamas and some flowers for my bedside table
-my sister-in-law and brother-in-law making themselves at home when I was too sick to be a good hostess
-feeling well enough to eat a little bit
-feeling stronger as the day went on
-texts and phone calls from friends
-He's a good, good, Father who is perfect in all of His ways to us
-our nephew's beautiful wedding
-long time friends