Saturday, November 12, 2011

He Calms The Storm

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Thank you for the kind words about my children and my computer meltdown.  As I was pinning this morning, (And we all know what "pinning" is, right?  Isn't it amazing, how a word can take on new meaning and enter our lexicon?!) I came across this photo and memories hit me like a ton of bricks.  


I believe the sentiment in the statement because I have lived it.

November has, historically, been a heavy hitter for me.  In a November 20 years ago, I found out that my baby girl would not survive her February birth.  In a November 10 years past, I was told that multiple sclerosis would be a constant companion.  In both instances, God did not calm the storm...but He did hide me under the shadow of His wing, singing songs of deliverance over me ~Zephaniah 3:17~.  

This November, as I contemplate Thanksgiving, I am overwhelmed with gratitude... for the promise that I will see Sara again, for the four blessings who call me mommy, for legs that still walk and eyes that still see.  

Are you feeling thankful today?

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for this reminder. There is so much to be thankful for each and every day. For me this month, I am thankful that my mother's may not be as bad as we had all thought.

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  2. Here is my story... I tore my MCL filming my class at our Conco de Mayo celebration. Because of that tear I limped in pain from May to July when I had the procedure to fix it. After the procedure I had lots of problems and continued to limp in pain. I thought part of this was normal. In September something happened and I was in so much pain and swelling I left work crying in pain. I had to call in to work because I could not even walk. I struggled each minute of each day for every single step I took. There were days my leg would not move from the gas to the break in my car. I had to have several injections in my knee and it was discovered it might be a nerve that was upset during the procedure. I have been in pain for months and gave up everything except for blogging which really saved my sanity. One night when the pain was so bad I prayed. I told God I can do no more and take no more. I simply just gave in. I told God this problem was just bigger than me. I guess God knew I have never in my life just given in on anything and just admitting that I could take no more were the hardest words to mutter even to God. The next morning I woke up and walked out of bed and for the first time I woke up without crying or limping in pain. My knee is not perfect but it is almost perfect and it is on it's way. I think of this as my personal Thanksgiving story and it reminds me that sometimes you just have to give it up... to God.

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  3. Thank you for your testimony. I am glad to read that you are comforted by Our Father even in the middle of a storm. We all have much to be thankful for. Thanksgiving can be very hard for me because I lost my own father 3 years ago this December. He loved Thanksgiving and always did most of the cooking at my home for our family. It was such a special time for me. Now Thanksgiving isn't the same without him, but I am hopeful that I will see him again in Heaven. Blessings to you and yours!

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  4. This is beautiful! I totally feel for you. I am so glad for God's promise that you WILL see your baby girl again AND that you are walking and seeing. Happy Thanksgiving every day!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  5. Your story is such a great testimony. It does seem like when things go array, we lean on him more. It is great to know and "meet" such great Christian friends through blogging!! Oh what a great day when we will be able to see our loved ones once again. I lost my mom almost 7 years ago this December. God does provide comfort. Blessings~
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  6. Chrissy,
    Thank you for a touching post. My daughter's diagnosis of MS this year has proven to be a blessing - tho a long and painful journey. I am moved by your faith and heart. Hugs. Sally

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  7. As I was reading the scripture, then reading your post, I was thinking "this is just for me---thank you Lord!" Then reading the comments realized afresh how big our God is--He can put so many people at the right place at the right time so that we all can receive the word we need--and all for different reasons!

    I have been very thankful for the past week and a half---the first relatively pain-free days I have had since Christmas. I have been hit with a bad case of fibromyalgia, and it has been a serious struggle to just get up in the morning, and I have wondered how I'm going to be able to continue working. This past week it has seemed that my myriad of doctors have finally gotten the combination of medicines right, and I have been SO much better--almost my 'old self'. I cleaned and cleaned this weekend, having not been able to do that for months and months. Then, today...I came home to find out that my insurance refuses to cover my medication as well as several of the lab tests I had to have done. Very disheartening. I TRULY needed reminding of this truth... thank you for posting!

    Liesl
    http://wildworldofkindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  8. Brethren, walk with me through the journey of simple, stupid faith. It works to 'just Belive' even when you cannot tell right from left. May God open our eyes to understand that Jesus paid it ALL on Calvary; it is Finiished!!!

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