December 12, 2018

Holding On... to Gratitude

Once again my family and I find ourselves in a holding pattern - waiting to hear if Grant will receive another year of CAP-C services (Community Alternatives Program for Children).

It is easy for my mind to drift to the many "what ifs"... What if we don't get approved again - how will we provide all things Grant needs? What if we have to stop all his therapies? What if we aren't able to afford all his medication? What if? What if? WHAT IF?!???

My thoughts swirl quickly out of control as I look down on our situation. But then the still, small voice stops me and reminds me to combat my fears by looking up - away from our situation and towards the God who provides. Jehovah Jireh.

With a deep breath, I invade my fear with blessings. We have SO MUCH to be thankful for... God provided before CAP-C and He WILL provide again (through the program or another way).

So, let me count my blessings through pictures - my Ebenezer stones...

I am thankful for...

~ silly boys with bright smiles

~ a sweet puppy who happily joins in the fun

 ~ a handy husband who tackles home projects (even if it is just before getting a lot of out-of-town company) :-)

~ thoughtful, selfless in-laws who drop everything to care for the boys so we can get work done

~ bodies that can move and play

~ family to spend time with

~ plenty of food to eat

~ the ability to smell and savor food :-)

~ companionship

~ messy faces and belly-deep laughter

~ joy beyond technology

~ loved ones who get on their knees to help and serve

~ for accomplishments

~ fresh air

~ the beauty God displays in nature

You wouldn't know it by watching the men play sand volleyball, but it was COLD on Thanksgiving Day. I'm still shaking my head over that sight. 
~ helping hands

~ traditions and memories in the making

~ brotherly love

~ my family

~ a warm home and snuggles

~ the ability to read and worship

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Fall Film Photos

          ~ by HIS grace & for HIS glory,
             Karen Mayes


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