A little more than a year ago I began posting a Thankful Thursday post each week. I saw the idea on another blog where they were doing that for the month of November leading up to Thanksgiving. I have since discovered that there is a linking party each week called Thankful Thursday. But I like the idea because I thought it would tune my thinking into gratitude. After all there really is so much to be thankful for and I wanted to give credit to the Lord for all He has and continues to do for me. I think I can do this for another year. I may not always get my post written in a timely way, but my thoughts have definitely been more in tune with thankfulness.
This week I am thankful for a couple of specific things. First of all, I am thankful for the safe travel our family had to and back from New York last week. We put in a lot of miles! Wesley drove from Tennessee to North Carolina. He hooked up with Kenny and Becky there and they drove to Brooklyn together. On their return trip they stopped in at Washington D.C. Then all back in their places, safe and sound. Thank you Lord!
Wally and I had booked our tickets to fly into Newark, NJ this time. We had a straight through flight. HIs Mom was to fly in from Tulsa and get right on the plane with us. But early in the day I had a phone call from Southwest telling me Gramsies flight would be an hour late and she would miss the flight with us to NY. Southwest had secured a spot for her in a flight to St. Louis and then onto Newark is she could make it in time. Now how often does an airline do that, much less on the busiest travel day of the year! Grams made it with seven minutes to spare! Of all my experiences flying into and out of New York, this busy time of the year was the smoothest of all.
The second thing I am thankful for is that my Mom heads for home on Saturday! She still is not able to bear weight on the leg for six more weeks. And she has some tough days ahead yet, but I am so thankful for her healing, progress and the Lord’s watch care over her since her fall!
Here she is in one of therapy sessions the first week at rehab. She walked fifteen feet that day. She has to do a step-hop kind of maneuver since she can step on the left leg at all. She has since had the immobilizer (that big black thing) and 35 staples removed from the leg.
“…in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
I Thessalonians 5:18