April 27, 2008, Praises Along the Way - Day-by-Day

Today was a good day for Danni. She was surrounded by loving family. It's good to have her home, in her bed, in her room where she can rest. She's been spending a lot of time with her sister and brother. I hear them laughing and joking together and it makes my mother's heart smile.

What a great time to be together as a family, enjoying the company of one another. I thank God for the privilege of family. It becomes a precious thing in times like these. It was precious before but it's just that I've become very aware what a rare and beautiful thing it is.

Like other families, we had at times taken our relationships for granted. Now, not knowing what tomorrow holds, I especially think about it more and more. I think about the little things that I appreciate about everyone involved. Things that may have annoyed me in the past seem so small and insignificant. How petty and fickle we as people can be.

God gives us beautiful souls to live with so that we won't be lonely and so that we can experience his love in greater ways and all we can think about is our grievances towards them. My prayer for all who read this is that they will have a renewed love for and ability to reach out to members of their families creating new stronger bonds with them. For they may not be here tomorrow.

I pray that God would help me and them to overlook the shortcomings and see the potential in every member of their close group of souls, that fellowship that God has placed them in known as family. God has placed you there for a reason, ask him what it is and he'll show you.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great words Christy. We all do take family and friends for granted at times. As our kids get older I really do cherish all the times when they were younger and also this time in our lives when they are in college and off on their own. It still feels the best when we are all at home together just as you said. One of my favorite verses is "As for me and my house we will serve the lord" Joshua 24:15. God knows what we need as people and Family is one of his greatest gifts to us. But then again so are friends. We love you all very much.
Marianne

Anonymous said...

Danni I just wanted to let you know that everyone's still praying for you just as much as they were when this whole thing started. Love you!
-Abby U.

Lori Bieber said...

my son was getting ready for his senior prom this pass Sat. While I was helping him put on his tux; this mom got teary eyed and he just kissed me and said "mom, I love you!" God truely does bless us in many ways. We have to open our eyes and see the little every day things.

Christi, I am glad you are having those moments like I had with your family. Danni is in my prayers.
God Bless

bighondasgrl said...

I AM SO EXCITED SHE IS DOING OK AND RESTING IN HER OWN ROOM PLEASE IF YOU ALL NEED ANYTHING MY EMAIL IS bighondasgrl@aol.com

COURTNEY

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Danni and the family.

Anonymous said...

Danni,

Just wanted to let you and your family know that here at work and at home there are a number of us who are doing a 1 day fast for you. We are taking liquids only....some are doing during the working hours, some are going sunrise to sunset. We are praying for you and your family, and as your mom says....family is everything! This is for you....today is your day. May the Lord do something mighty for you and your family!!!! :D


shawn

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding me to cherish every minute I have with my husband and kids. Love you loads.
Tiffany Rolin