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Monday, November 30, 2009

A Month of Thanksgiving: Day Thirty-Part 1

This morning as I stood packing Andy's lunch for work I couldn't help thinking of how thankful I am for my ordinary life. This day ahead of me could have looked very different. I could have been fasting in preparation for my radioactive iodine treatment. I would not have been packing my husband's lunch because he would have been getting ready to take me to Nuclear Medicine at the hospital. My good friends, Kim and Carol, would have been preparing food to bring to my family for the next few days since I would have been unsafe to handle food for others. I would have prepared the sofa sleeper since I would have been unsafe to sleep with my husband...and Charlie. And Charlie! As Kim mentioned yesterday at church, Charlie would have been in for a rough week! Andy will tell you that he's a mama's boy and anybody who knows us very well knows that to be very true. In fact, he's pretty much glued to me as much as possible. And I would have had to stay separate from him for his own safety. That would have broken his heart...and mine!

But God in His mercy intervened for all of us.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.~Jeremiah 29:11

Now, that would have been just as true had I been on my way for the Iodine-131 treatment...but I am so thankful to Him that I'm not.

Share your thanksgiving and bless us all at Rebecca Writes. Today is the last day! But I'm cheating and posting one more this afternoon. I don't think Rebecca will mind!

6 comments:

Lisa notes... said...

Yay for ordinary!!! I'm SO thankful with you, Dorothy. Enjoy your extraordinary "ordinary" days this week.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

My eyes are filled with tears--again!--with praise and thanksgiving for the goodness and mercies of God!

Ordinary? Yes and no. Like Lisa said, extraordinary ordinary days. . .

Kim said...

I like ordinary. Ordinary is where we see the extraordinary, I think!

I'll look forward to coming back later for your other offering!

Ann said...

Joining in thankfulness for those daily gifts from God .

Willow said...

So thankful with you, Dorothy!

Lisa writes... said...

I too am thankful for ordinary and totally agree with Kim (from ON): it's in the ordinary we best see the Extraordinary, the Treasure in the jar of clay! Praising God with you--He is faithful and worthy of our worship!