I thank my God for every fond memory of you– Philippians 1: 3
One of my most valuable family possessions consists of the various memories we’ve created and share together as the Werner family. When we are together, I enjoy hearing the phrase “remember when …” as memories are about remembering when. We all desire for our children to grow up having wonderful memories to look back on and as mom’s we get to be the conductor of making beautiful memories.
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The Werner girls would say, “our family meal times and “high point/low point” game,” are some of their fondest memories along with family vacations and holiday traditions.
Wow! what a day. Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
My foot surgery was canceled today and rescheduled for tomorrow causing me to rethink my day. I decided to get a badly needed hair touch up (hahaha) knowing I wouldn’t be able to make my Tuesday appointment due to the change of events. As I was leaving the salon my doctors office called informing me the doctor had the flu plus an ear infection. Someone once said, ”If you can’t be thankful for what you receive, be thankful for what you escape.”
My surgery was being postpone till Tuesday I asked if the doctor was doing surgery on Monday as it would work best since my wonderful in-laws drove in 2/26 to help me get my footing. The doctor had a 4 hour surgery scheduled for Monday and couldn’t do another. So my time was set up for Tuesday afternoon. Two hours later they call again saying the Monday appointment canceled so they would be moving me to Monday. Needless to say today has been a roller coaster ride of fluctuating emotions with me trying to stay positive and know all things work together for good.
Some things I can be thankful for. 1) Jon returns home tomorrow at 8pm allowing us to enjoy the weekend together with my in laws. 2) I have had plenty of opportunities today to pray, practice patiences, trust, extend compassion for my doctor and his office staff, as well as being grateful for all things. 3) There are a few events I can attend this weekend. 4) Jon will be with me on Monday when I have my surgery. 5) My in laws are here. 6) I am able to learning how to use the crutches; 7) more time do read, relax, and do misc. plus 8) I was able to plant these beautiful terrariums which makes me happy.
I like what T.D. Jakes said, “That thing that is NOT coming to you may seem good. But either the timing is wrong, or from His position He can see that the future of it is bleak. I have always believed that people who thank God only for delivering them from what happened are just scraping the surface of praise. The real praise comes when you start thanking Him for what could have happened but didn’t because of His swift grace!
I am humbled and thank you Lord for knowing what is best for me and when.
The weeks leading up to Christmas found me teetering between fear and peace. One of my daughters was awaiting the results of a breast biopsy; my husband was scheduled for surgery to repair a separated shoulder that occurred earlier in the year, and that same week I was supposed to have a bilateral nerve block for chronic lower back pain. As the week progressed, however, I also began experiencing the most excruciating tooth and jaw pain. I went in for an emergency root canal and was sent home on antibiotics unable to eat on one side of my mouth, as there was an infection. Tragedy occupied the headline news.
John 16:33 “I have told you this so that in me you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
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