Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thankful Thursday (Link up #7) ... special edition....

Thankful Thursday

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.

Obituary photo of Michael Dwayne "Mike"  Vincent, Louisville, KY

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!


  1. It's the difficult times when we definitely need to hold on to all that we have to be thankful for. I'll add your add to my prayer list.

  2. There are many blessings to be found among lingering illnesses and deaths if we are willing to see them. God is always there.

    Continuing to lift your family in prayer. May the Lord give you all strength for the days ahead and his unending peace.

    Praying, too, for your dad's complete recovery.

  3. I love your heart...and I'm sorry it's hurting. Praying for your dad today. Love and hugs...

  4. Continuing to pray for all of the Vincents.

  5. I've always found that in times of illnesses/death is also when we realize how loved and supported we really are. If only we could all live this way every day. Prayers for you all and for your dad today!

  6. Praise Jesus, the battle over death is already won. As much as I'm thankful Michael knew the Lord, this post just makes my heart hurt. I'm praying so hard for you, Ricky and the family. Also praying for your dad today! Stay strong, my friend!

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss and thinking of you and your family during this time! xo, Biana

  8. Continuing to pray for your family and will be thinking of your dad. May your faith in our Lord be a comfort in your loss and be your strength to carry on.

  9. I am so sorry again, my friend. Thinking of you and your family (and your dad!) today. Hugs oxox

  10. Continuing to pray for you all and your family, hugs to you <3

  11. What precious words Rebecca JO :-)
    I will continue to pray for all, and add your daddy on that list.

    Hugs and love,


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