Friday, May 20, 2005

Things that I'm thankful for!

I know I haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve been a bit discouraged and very tired. I have been thinking once again that I need to think of all the things that I have to be thankful for, there are so many area’s that I’m thankful it’s amazing once I get going. My precious Grandma, who died at the age of 93 in January of 2004 had many favorite scriptures which she lived her life by and the one that I remember her quoting last on her death bed was in Philippians 4:6 & 7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God: and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. The peace of God is something that I find needed in my life, without it I cannot find joy or contentment to go on this long journey I find myself on.

I thought I would make a list of things that I’m thankful for: First of all I’m so thankful for my Heavenly Father who gives me a reason to live, my wonderful husband Gordy which I’m so blessed to have a part of my life the last 22 years, Daniel who keeps our family in his prayers daily, Amy who is willing to lift some of the heavy burden I carry daily, Natalie who goes the extra mile to lighten my load, Isaiah who gives such wonderful hugs, Ezekiel who brings lightheartedness to our home, Luke who continues to amaze us with his healing process, Lily who lives up to her middle name and brings joy into our home. My parents who are always willing to help out around the home with meals, schooling and most importantly lots of continuous prayers going forth. My sister Cindy who comes over almost daily to help with Luke’s care, tutoring the girls in math and teaching Isaiah and Zeke to read and helps watch Lily when needed. Yoli who helps in so many ways, pulling out rose bushes, helping around the house and keeping Isaiah and Zeke when needed. My nurses who continue to lift some of the burden of Luke’s care off of me. Close family members and friends who have taken the financial burden of Luke’s many medical needs off our backs. Tiffany and Jodie, who have faithfully supported me and passed along vital information about Luke’s healing process. Our family, friends and faithful bloggers who continue to lift Luke and our family up to God in their prayers. I know that I’ve probably missed someone important and therefore apologize in advance for doing so and want to say THANK YOU to all of you!!

Once again I’ve made this way too long. Therefore I will close with this challenge to you today, why don’t you make a list of all those that you are thankful for, you’ll be amazed at how good you will fill once you’ve finished it. Thank you for your continued prayers for Luke, he continues to make slow process, please be praying specifically for him to gain some weight, that his excess secretions will go away, that he will not need to be put on oxygen at night, that he will sleep all night and that Gordy and I will begin to get more sleep and feel more rested and encouraged. Thank you once again in advance.

Love in Christ,

Luke’s Mommy Sue


Mommy_2 said...


I was sitting in a car last night with my sisters (Delnita and Dana). Delnita wanted us to hear some songs on a new CD she'd gotten. We listened to several awesome praise songs then Dana asked her to play "It Is Well". Right away, you came to my mind. The three of us sat in silence at first and just listened then we began singing in the three part harmony and tears welled up within me for you. I know you struggle, and I am praying earnestly that all will be well with your soul. I am attaching the song to my blog...

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But, Lord, 'tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.
---Horatio G. Spafford

I continue to pray for Luke's healing and your specific requests for him, and I am most sincerely praying for you and Gordy, for sweet rest and peace!

Love and many prayers,

Julie Ward said...

I wish I could be more useful to you Sue, I feel bad not being able to phycally do anything!!

Anonymous said...

Sue, Gordy and family

I just want you to know that I am thankful every day for all that God has done for not only your family, but our family! I don't love all of you very much and you are in my constant prayers.

Just a note, Max Turner who is almost 5, prays for little Lukie every time he prays. If someone forgets he will remind them to pray for him.

Love you and miss you all!!

Lori and Lonnie

Anonymous said...


In my previous note above, which I do not know how to delete. I wrote that I don't love you very much. I DO LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!, and you are all in our constant prayers.


Lori and Lonnie

Anonymous said...

Hi Gordy, Sue, and all-
You are forever in my prayers. I think about you all I know that it is a hard road that you are walking on. Some days the road is a smooth one and has not a rock, but, other days is covered in them. Just remember God does'nt give you more than you can handle. Be thankful for all of this life. I know that my brother taught our whole family compasion, patience, and Love without uttering a word. He was profoundly a special needs child. Life is good no matter what road you are on. God Bless you all and take care of each other. Yours in Christ. Mary

Teena said...

YOU are in my prayers! I am praying for all of you~ but especially for you Sue. I thank you for your "thankful" list. It so helps to list what we are thankful for. It helped me reading yours!

Also, for Luke~ for God to continue to heal him and for him to eat more.

so often I feel like my words are NOT enough but I do care and you are in my heart/mind~

our love,
your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Julie in NC said...

Thanks for sharing that with us. I had a big fit the other day and as I cooled down and thought about what I was doing ...I was at the point where I could chose to stop or....think that I had every right to act the way I was acting. I thougt about what Jesus was thinking about me and then your post came to my mind. Needless to say, I thought that it would be best for me and my family if I would ask them to forgive me and have a talk with Jesus too. Thanks so much for sharing that! I need to be more thankful for all that The Lord does for me and not about all that I want to happen.
Blessings and Love, Julie