Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Having just passed the Easter holiday, I am humbled by the magnitude of what Jesus did for us. So, this Thankful Thursday, I will begin with that thought.

I am also thankful for progress for friends listed in a recent prayer post. Ray (the little boy with Autism auffering from a belly ailment) is doing better. They have identified the bacteria in the infection, inserted a drain and put him on the correct combination of antibiotics. Hopefully, he will be coming home soon. On an additionally gracious note, Ray's illness has afforded me the opportunity to be home more and though I would never want that to happen this way, I am grateful for the extra time with my family.

Leanna, who fell while visiting relatioves many miles away, had her hip surgery. She is very sore and had some tough days, but she has been released from the hospital and is resting at her family's home and receiving therapy. We hope she will be well enough to fly back home shortly.

I am beyond thankful that spring is on the horizon. Though it has been a mild, rather mellow winter, it feels long and the birds chirping and budding flowers are welcome niceties to otherwise dreary days.

I am thankful to have plans tonight to see my wonderful friend, Mary. We do not get nearly enough time together anymore and I am excited to catch up with her.

I am thankful God chose to have me, literally, run into an old friend. We needed to see one another and spend the time together that we did. It was a time of healing and clarity.

I realized this morning that I had never posted pictures from Easter, so I will throw some of them in today:) My nephew graduates from high school in June, so I appreciate any time we get to spend with him, knowing that life will change for their whole family this August.

Palm Sunday Dinner

My nephew and his girlfriend

Looking for Easter Eggs

Easter Morning (the girls follow a trail of eggs to their baskets)

Emily and Horton Easter Morning

Hannah's new buddy

Images of Easter Day

Our Grown Up Girl!

Have a happy weekend!


Sheri said...

What a great post! So glad to hear that Ray and Leanna are doing better, and that you've had some extra time with your family. What a blessing. Love all the Easter pictures. What a great idea to leave a trail of eggs to the girls' baskets! They look just precious in their Easter dresses. Have fun with your friend Mary tonight.

Don and Lisa Osborn said...


Thank you for sharing the way the Lord blesses you and answers prayer. I am thankful for the progress that has been made.

The pictures from Easter weekend are all so wonderful.

I am glad you and Mary will steal some time together this evening. Wish it could be us...Anyhow, enjoy being with her and celebrating your friendship.

Much love on this Thursday,

redmaryjanes said...

What a wonderful the post. The girls were beautiful for Easter.
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Stefanie said...

So many blessing to be thankful for this week! Thanks so much for sharing, you always remind me of the things that are really important :)
Hugs from here to there!

Linette said...

What wonderful blessings this week! Your Easter pictures are great. The girls are sooo pretty in their dresses. I really wished we lived closer so we could have Mom's night out too. :)


i love a post that is all about thanksgiving ... it puts everyday life in such perspective when we just thank Him for all His blessings in our life ... love the pictures and i appreciate all your prayers for my SIL ... God does amazing things to us during the adoption journey ...

Jake and Taryn said...

God is so good!! I love all of your Easter pictures! The girls look so always! :)

Kate said...

Oh what nice pictures from a happy Easter! I was so glad to read your post and see that many pryers have indeed been answered.

YOur girls are lovely in their Easter finery! I especially love the picture of Hannah with her yellow duck...just precious!

prechrswife said...

Sweet post, and wonderful pictures! Your girls look adorable. :-)

Dawn said...

I love your Easter post...the girls look so cute. As always am humbled by your Thursday happy to hear all your friends are doing well.

2China4Ayla said...

Beautiful post and photos!

mommy24treasures said...

thank you for the update on Ray. He is in my thougthts and prayers since your last post on him.
Your pics are lovely Heather. Thank you once again for a beautiful Thankful thursday post.

Sharon Sloan said...

Beautiful pictures and so fun to see! :)

Thankful and humble hearts lead us into the presence of God! How amazing He is!

Denise C said...

Love these praise reports!!! God is so Faithful!

I must tell you these Easier Pictures are absolutely precious! Both of your girls are beautiful!

What a neat idea to leave a trail of eggs leading to their baskets!!! You are such a creative and fun Mommy!!!

Blessings to you sweet friend!

Lori said...

The girls looks so beautiful in their Easter dresses!


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