Monday, November 24, 2008

A little bit of Peppermint tea and a whole lot of Jesus makes my morning! :-)

Yesterday was not a good day at all. I was in so much pain. I don't know why that happens all of a sudden.

Today, our middle daughter turns 20!! I can't believe it! I hope I'm at least able to take her out for dinner tonight. I don't feel well but I made some peppermint tea and made time for the Lord and it always gives me such comfort when starting out my matter how bad!

The Lord has been so good to me. Even with the incredible pain and things I've had to go through, I just keep thanking him. I know it could get even worse but I know that with all your prayers, that I'm getting through this.

Friday night I had company from work. I'm usually sitting around in my pjs but knowing they were coming, I left my clothes on from my visit from the hospital. It was so exciting to get to see them! Of course, they bestowed so many wonderful things/gifts upon us from the office, that I just don't know what to say anymore except the ususal, "thank you, thank you, thank you". Everyone has done so much to help me but more importantly my family who has to go through all this too! I thank you so much for the gifts and most importantly, the prayers. Steve was concerned that I kept them too long talking. I was just so excited to have them come over for company!

There isn't a day that goes by that someone doesn't do something for us...whether it be a kind word, card, dinner, some sort of gift....I feel on the days that I just want to melt away that I owe so much to so many that it keeps me going and helps me mentally to get through the pain.

This week, which we all know is Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. God has always blessed us so much that I love this time of the year to reflect on HIS goodness. I hope you feel the same way. No matter what we go through, there is always someone in a worse condition or has so many more needs that we have.

I know so many will be going out of town and on the roads. Please be careful and have a good week! I just pray that I can keep up enough energy to spend time with my family, which I enjoy so much. During this time, let's all be prayiful for those that don't have the blessings of family, food, and love during this time.

As always, love to all!! I truly mean it....


Cheri said...

I pray you have a wonderful and pain-free Thanksgiving!
Love and prayers,
Cheri Robinson
p.s. Happy Birthday, Kimberly!

Anonymous said...

Steve, Leah, Brandon, Kimberly, and Angela,

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Birthday, Kimberly!! Welcome to the adult world as your years as a teenager are over (Sorry for the reminder, mom!).

I hope on Thanksgiving that the laughter, fun, family, and food distract you from the pain and bless you all day.


P.S. Did Kimberly give you the pictures? If so, what did you think?

Pam Nixon said...

Yes, Leah we do pray for you at every church service..I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and you get a good, well deserved break from the pain.
Love, Pam Nixon
Happy Birthday, Kimberly :-)

Donna said...

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and a happy time with your family. Our prayers are with you.

Donna New

Kim Heine said...


We continue to lift you up in prayer. We wish you and all your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Tell everyone I said "Hello".

Lots of love,