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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Grace

Coffee of the Day - Pecan Pie



But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Yesterday David and I spent a few hours out and about enjoying the beautiful day after my hospital trip. It was pure joy to spend the day with my hunny bunny. (he rolls his eyes every time he hears that I call him that on my blog. tee hee!) Nothing spectacular happened - lunch out and a trip to our fave antique mall, but just spending the day with someone you love with all your heart & soul can bring joy in the most amazing ways. We finally had a chance to really talk about all that is going on in our lives. and as all of you know, communication is crucial in ANY relationship.

When we returned home, we had a surprise that threw us both for a loop. The family of one of Ryan's best friends gifted us in a most amazing way. Between this family and another family dear & close to us, we are now able to start paying toward our insurance deductible. The tears were flowing as we thanked God for providing through these kind & generous people. I told David how undeserving I felt for all that has been done for us. I truly don't deserve the outpouring of love all of you have bestowed. But you have done it anyhow, and it isn't stopping. As David and I talked it through, God reminded me, this is what grace is all about. In my weakness, He provides because of His unfathomable love. and He uses everyday people to show this love to each of us.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing God to use each of you. You can't possibly understand how much you have touched the hearts of each person in my family. If I don't tell you individually, know that your kindness does not go un-noticed. I see it. but most importantly, God sees it. and He smiles. :)

8 comments:

Cec said...

How nice that you and David got to spend the day out. Your generous friends confirm my faith in humanity and fly nicely in the face of this me, me, me society we find ourselves in these days. What a lovely gift for someone as deserving as you.

BTW, you will look girlie and even while you have the short or no hair, you will look great. My Mom looked so cute when she was bald - way better than when she wore the really, I mean really, bad wig - LOL.

Take care & big soft hugs!
Cec

Rhonda Miller said...

Sounds like you had a nice time with DH. What a lovely blessing to come home to. It never ceases to amaze me how loving and kind those around us can be during these trying times. We are never alone.

Chriss America Real said...

Hi,

I can't even imagine what you are going through, but as a person who had to watch my mother-in-law and father-in-law die from cancer, I am constantly looking for ways to raise money for cancer research. Right now, I am having a card contest to raise money for Relay for Life, the response has been overwhelming. If you would like to read more about it, please come to my blog. www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Hugs,

Chriss

Tracy said...

Still so wonderfully positive. :-) God tells us He won't put more on us than we can handle so He must think you're a pretty strong lady Jen. I know I do. I wish I was better with words and knew the right things to say to help lift you up. I'm so thankful that our crafting community is supporting and encouraging you and that you have wonderful friends that are there for you too. I pray for heaps of God's grace on you to help you through your treatment. Hugs!

Jennifer said...

Jennifer, keep looking to the Lord for strength! He is wonderful in His attention to all the details in our lives! Amazing! I am so glad to know that you share a wonderful relationship with your husband.
Love and Prayers,
Jennifer
ps. could I have your snail addy?

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Jen,
I am so happy that you and your "Hunny Bunny" had such a wonderful day together. Those days are surely a gift... I treasure all the time I share with my hunny bunny too!
I have been praying for you and stumbled upon a passage in Isaiah that might help you...
Isaiah 40 v 27-31. Please know how much you are loved and what a gift you have given to all of us who know you...
{{Hugs}}
Georgia

Cheryl said...

I was just popping by to see how you were doing! You are so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful family, friends, and neighbors. What a sweet surprise! Take care!

Mary J said...

Hi sweet Jennifer! Good things happen to good people and you are definitely in the good camp!! You are surrounded by wonderful caring people - I know you draw strength from them!

Thinking of you honey!

Hugs
Mary xxx