I debated posting anything .... but its in sad times of loosing my brother in law, I think its more of a reason to keep searching for things to be thankful for.
& while some of these may feel heavy & sad, I am still thankful...
So I went ahead & put the link up for anyone to join in...
What I'm thankful for this week:
... Michael's family.... he was always surrounded by someone keeping him company. I hate the idea of people being alone in the hospital when bad news is surrounding them. Support is key.
... Nurses & doctors. Michael had some really good people who took time to take care of him. More important, they were kind to him. Kindness matters.
... Caring people. The comments we all received yesterday on Facebook & emails & all sorts of ways technology allows - it touched my heart. I know it had to touch the whole family.
... my husband. Ricky never gave up hope for Michael in the hospital. He always said, "He's going to make it out of here"... I know things don't always turn out how we think they will, or how we think they SHOULD... but the attitude of hope that he has makes me love him even more every day.
... Offering people. People who offer to help in any way they can... means so much.
... Bible Study. I'm studying Hebrews & just read the day before Michael died how Satan uses the fear of death to hold control over us. I am so glad that the day before Michael left this world, I was reminded that Jesus has won the battle over death.
... A Savior. I am so thankful for a Savior that offers hope in despair... & I'm so thankful that Michael knew that Savior.
... Knowing Michael. I am thankful that I was able to marry into this family & have Michael become my own family member. & anyone who has siblings knows that its usually a complicated relationship that involves stupid arguments ( a lot of them over basketball games when you live in Louisville, Kentucky) but in the end, you know you love your sibling. That's how it was with Michael. I am thankful to have known him & had him in my life.
Please pray today for my dad as well... we're at the hospital today as he has a colon resection ... he will be spending the next few days in the hospital recovering.
I'm going to claim healing & health already! I'm THANKFUL for a easy recovery for my dad!