Good morning and it sure is good to see you on this cold, frosty morning. Dasko got me up so early, (he went to bed early and I KNEW he needed to go out, when he awoke me) So the coffee is good, plain old DD, help yourself,(you should feel right at home, here, by now) and I just wanted to share one more Thanksgiving thought with you. I have done two post on Thanksgiving thankfulness, and I am sure you all are aware of the thing I am most thankful for this year. I have eight grandchildren and I love them all very much. It has just been Amanda has been the core of our families thoughts and prayers this past year. You all have prayed hard for her and for us. Gina sent her a hat, we love all of you for those prayers and thoughts. I just wanted to share this Amanda thankfulness.
When she was a little girl she was always concerned for those hungry and lost.She and Beth did a Bible school one year for those less fortunate.(I baked a lot of cookies for that) I always had the fear she would be called to be a missionary into some war torn country and be in imminent danger. I truly did. She was always bringing someone to church, especially during revivals. (One who she was responsible for getting there, is now a youth pastor). Anway, I just KNEW she would grow up to be a missionary.
Fast forward 17-18 years and a cancer diagnosis at 29 years old. She vowed she would use it for God's glory and she did. She NEVER once complained, she was always "alright", even when she wasn't. But the world became her mission field. She witnessed every where she went, about God's working in her life. She bought a lot of copies of, Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young, and gave them to every nurse, her oncologist, her surgeon, lab technicians, and even gave one to Guliana, when she met her. You can see the book in the corner here. I use it myself every morning.
PS: I want to share a picture from yesterday, putting up the Nativity at Deb and Michaels. This was always Michael and Curts project, but since Curt has been away at school, Andrew has stepped in.
PSSS: I am thankful for each and everyone of you I have met in blogland. You have made my life richer by every e-mail and every comment. Happiest of Thanksgivings