April 2, 2008, Praises Along the Way- What am I thankful for today?

I'm so thankful that Danni is home, that we are sleeping in our beds away from beeping IV poles and nurses popping in at all times of the night. I'm thankful to live in a country and in a town where so many people are so kind and caring.

I'm thankful to have good friends that drop everything to help us move bedrooms around, what was down went up and what was up came down. Friends that clean our bathroom and then make us a meal for the night.

I'm thankful for friends who bring us JoJo Pretzels with mustard sauce! Yum! For people we don't even know who send gifts to bless and encourage Danni. I'm thankful for the body of Christ that pulls together in a time like this and prays even when they don't personally know who we are; they just know we are all part of each other.

I'm thankful that Danni can see and she can remember and she can move around by herself! I'm thankful to have a miracle-working God on my side!

I'm thankful for dearly loved ones who take me out to dinner, who get groceries for us, who work my job in my stead using their own day off to help me accomplish all I need to do, picking up the slack for me.

I'm thankful for home nurses who give me hugs and help me take care of my Sharky (Danni's nickname). I'm thankful that I get to spend every waking moment caring for Danni.

I'm thankful for my mom who faithfully does our laundry, dishes, and cleaning. My house would be trashed if it weren't for her! I'm thankful that she brings order to things. I'm thankful for a loving husband who holds me in his arms and tells me, "One day at a time, you don't have to figure this out now," and "Let me take care of this or that."

I'm thankful for so many things my list could go on and on. I am amazed at how even when you go through refining fire, God thinks of everything and he continually blesses us again and again. Even down to JoJo pretzels!

Whoever thinks that God doesn't care about the details of our lives, think again and write a list of everything you are thankful for and think about how those things came to be in your life. You too will be amazed!

4 comments:

Lori Bieber said...

Praise God!!

I have checked to see for an update most of the day, and was just sitting here praying that Danni came home, and wanted to check one more time and there it is. Christi you probably think where did this lady come from?Orginially Goshen, Indiana. :)
God Bless you, Danni and your entire family.
Lori Bieber

Janet Stone said...

And Christy, I am thankful for you and for Danni. With everything you have on your plate, you take the time to keep all of us updated and you share your amazing faith and love for the Lord. That lifts me up each and every time I read it. You share with us your frustrations and your fear and let us know what specifically you want us to pray for. Your helping us and giving us a blessing by letting us help you and your family. I'm thankful for Danni because she has been such a light in our lives and continues to be even through her sickness. I can just hear her saying some of the things that you tell us. She makes me smile. Thank you God, for all these blessings that I call friends. I love you.

Stacey said...

Christy~ Just the fact that you find things to be thankful for in this time of your life shows us all how strong you really are. Danni has a wonderful mother who is truly a shining example of Christ in her life. I rejoice for you and for Danni that you are now at home. Continuing my prayers and praises~ Stacey

bighondasgrl said...

DANNI YOU ARE A STRONG BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMEN .I DONT KNOW YOU OR YOUR FAMILY BUT YOU ALL ARE IN MY PRAYERS PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED AT bighondasgrl@aol.com

COURTNEY