All is well with my soul. All may not be right with my world, but it’s well with my soul. Again, so, so thankful for the outpouring of love and support for our family this week. Makes a girl just shake her head in wonder. Even if I haven’t had the chance to respond to each of you, please know that I read your words, and I appreciate them so much. Thank you.
Some other things I’m thankful for:
Gabe’s been the recipient of many a massage and head rub in the past couple weeks. Funny, his love language was already physical touch (and that doesn’t include s-e-x, although… never mind), and it’s always had a calming effect on him, but now it’s off the charts.
I realized early on that I had two choices: 1.) resent all the time I was spending on “physical therapy” or 2.) count my blessings that God is a.) using me as a healing agent in my husband’s life and b.) giving me lots and lots (and lots) of opportunities to spend quiet time in prayer.
I mentioned the whole eat-through-our-freezers-and-cupboards deal. It’s just been awesome, and I’m determined to re-think how I shop/plan and prepare meals/eat from here on out.
And a little trip to the dentist that just blew my mind. Ava had a trampoline accident a month ago, and we’ve been to the dentist lots since then. Our dentist is an angel. Really truly. So good with the girls, and we always end up talking about deep stuff like faith and Cambodia and global issues and what have you. On Tuesday, he asked what was going on with us, and I just told him about Gabe’s anxiety and how God was getting us through it.
After Ava’s check-up, he asked her if she’d try out his new x-ray machine that everyone in the office was getting trained on. When she was done, he gave her a big hug and slipped her ten bucks. Then when the receptionist sweetly told me that I had a $189 balance on my account, he said, “No, she doesn’t.” She looked at him like what-the-what? and he motioned me out the door.
I know it’s waaaaay too early to be naming-and-claiming spring in Ohio, but today was gorgeous. 67 degrees and sunny. Ava and I walked around the block a bunch, and I took big sniffs of air and let the warmish-cool breeze waft over me, and I just felt peace. Spring is my most very favorite season. Spring. It’s even fun to say. Spring. Spring makes everything better.
Money for Cambodia and Thailand.
Thanks to you beautiful people buying scarves and purses and jewelry and all those other goodies we picked up on our trip, I was able to donate $120 to The Hard Places Community in Cambodia today and $300 to my sweet friend Faa’s ministry in Thailand. Talk about making my heart swell.
I’ll have one more chance for you to buy stuff in the weeks ahead as well as some adorable pleas from my daughters for you to sponsor them $1/mile for our Traffick Jam 2012 walk coming up in April. Details tomorrow! (if you can’t wait that long, let me know)
Thanks so much for being here and making my blog such a fun place to be.
What are you thankful for today?