Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Taking stock...

As I sit here this morning, in my own home, with my Sweet Hubby sleeping on the sofa next to me I feel the need to take a moment and count the blessings of the past week. Indulge me?

These are in no particular order, just noted as they come to mind...

I am grateful for blood donors. Unknown faces who truly give the gift of life. My Sweet Hubby was a blood donor. Full circle.

I am grateful for a hospital that allows family to stay 24/7 with their loved one.

I am grateful for a nurse named Catherine who made sure my Sweet Hubby got his blood transfusions quickly and efficiently. And who showed such great compassion...truly above and beyond.

I am grateful that my Sweet Hubby was assigned room 316. It was a hug from above!
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."
John 3:16
I am grateful for my friends who brought me coffee, green tea, food...because they knew I was not leaving my Sweet Hubby's side.

I am grateful to our church...we had wonderful pastoral support and we appreciated the visits and prayers so much.

I am grateful to our Sunday School teacher, Bruce, and his wife Sandy for their visit, prayers and daily emails.

I am grateful to our Sunday School class for keeping us in prayer.

I am grateful to friends who are willing to drive hundreds of miles just to spend 5 minutes with my Sweet Hubby.

I am grateful to our youngest son who as he was preparing to leave on vacation, changed plans upon receiving my phone call Friday morning, drove 2 hours and met us at the oncologist's office. Then spent the weekend in the hospital with us.

I am grateful to my parents for loving us so well and so deeply.

I am grateful for wi-fi in the hospital that allowed me to stay somewhat connected.

I am grateful that we live in a country where my Sweet Hubby and I could continue our daily Bible study even while in the hospital. And could speak to others about our faith in God.

And last but certainly not least...I am beyond grateful that I can gaze upon the face of my Sweet Hubby right this very minute. Thank you Lord, for prayers answered.


Unknown said...

It's a wonderful thing, counting our blessings. No matter how bad things appear, there are always things to be grateful for, and you certainly expressed that in your blog this morning. I am so thankful that your sweet hubby is back at home... there is no place like home.
You have both been constantly in our prayers and loving thoughts. (I hope that you can feel the love even from afar). It is very difficult to be so far away when all you want to do is be where you are. You are all loved so much.

Gigi said...

Thanks J...yes, of course we can feel the love! Always!

Tamela's Place said...

Each time i read your posts Gigi, they are such a blessing to me. You continue to praise the Lord even in the Storms of life. It really touches my heart. Me and my husband are keeping you and your hubby in our prayers, we will continue to believe God for the healing touch that your husband needs. In Christ Jesus Name and In His love... Tamela

Gigi said...

Loving the prayers Tamela - we can never have enough of those!

We are here to glorify our Maker...and we love to praise and honor Him! Nothing, including cancer, changes that!

Thank you for being a blessing to me with your blog and your comments here...

jeleasure said...

Thank you for sharing your attitude with us, Gigi. In much less difficult situations than yours, I can be a real selfish person about my discomfort.
I needed to read this, today.

La Bella Cooks said...
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Marlene said... grateful that Steve is home and resting without those hourly nursing checks throughout the night (what a blessing Catherine was!!) Many blessings that you have makes me sit back and think of all the little things I take for granted each and everyday and that I should give God the praise he deserves for the many little blessings I receive each and everyday. Much love....M

Darlene said...

A heart warming post.

I think we all need to stop more often and count our blessings. God gives us soooooo much.

Love and prayers.