"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Each day there are so many blessings, if we would just stop, acknowledge them and give the Lord the praise due His name. I love the idea of writing them down and this was truly my thoughts when I began this blog~someplace to journal, for my grandkids, what the Lord has done for me. Today I am especially thankful for the gift of health for our granddaughter, Mackenzie(aka Peanut). Mackenzie was born with GERD and a sensory problem. For the first 2 years of her life she had many, many issues and was in and out of the hospital several times with very few answers on what could be done for her. Finally, through the wisdom of a close friend of mine, our daughter and son-in-law took her to see a specialist here in northern Colorado. After some very expensive tests the doctor determined the root cause of her problems and has treated her with natural supplements. This has made an incredible difference in her life; she is now a healthy two year old engaged totally in every area of life. Such a contrast from the past when she was on adult strength medications that really affected her personality. She still has some sensory issues and probably always will, but it is my miracle, a blessing from above on a family who deserved it. So I count Peanut's health as my Christmas gift and miracle. Our daughtet, is pregnant, now 6 mos., and in the past had many problems with each pregnancy. It is difficult enough with a normal pregnancy to care for three active children but when Peanut wasn't doing well it was even harder on her. This time though through some additional help with a chiropractor, she is doing well. I am so grateful for both of these answers to prayer. I am also thankful to the countless others who have faithfully prayed for our Peanut and her mom; may the Lord richly bless you for your love. I am so grateful to our Abba Father who blessed our lives with each and every grandchild and wonderful daughters and sil's. Again, the song from yesterday resonates through my mind and heart-How Great Is Our God.
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.