Thursday, April 19, 2007

I am thankful today for Heather. What joy she has always brought to our blogging community; what an inspiration she remains even in the face of a medical crisis.

I am thankful for BooMama and her unfailing faithfulness to provide a venue for many to bless those who need us! As BooMama says, "Internets"'re the best!
I am always thankful to have found 5 Minutes for Mom. These two women continually bring us the best....that is to be found in our blogging community! Today, they are bringing a little contest fun! Head on over and sign up to win a 9" Philips Digital Photo Frame! WOO-HOO!
I am thankful for the phone calls exchanged this week, with my, yet unmet, but God-given freind Dawn. Despite any distance of geography or face-to-face-connections, this friendship is personally real and very much appreciated!
I am thankful for all of the support I felt as each of you left comments this week. You have put wings on the Word of God as I have felt comforted and strengthened! And I am in AWE of how God takes our pain and uses it for His purpose!!!! Yes, Michele, His love for us is simply amazing!
I am thankful for the Spring Day we are having! In fact, I may even break out the Spring Cleaning Bucket; this "I-find-very-little fulfillment-whilst-cleaning-Mama" is feeling inspired! I may just start with my spray bottle of windex and a roll of paper towels and tackle the glass on my front door. I'm tired of looking at the paw-prints that my two little rug-rats leave every time they go out and come in! OOPS! In keeping with the theme of TT, I'm thankful for every little pawprint and nose-smudge!
I am so thankful to know Jesus. In the midst of current events, my heart aches for the Virginia Tech families who have suffered such a deep, cutting loss. Not surprisingly, if you read my blog at all, my heart aches, most especially, for the family of the shooter. I have only heard said that they were a "quiet, hardworking family who went to church." I am praying that they will be "guarded" with "the peace that transcends all understanding;" a peace only found in God through Jesus Christ. In the midst of this unimaginable tragedy, may God bless all of the families, students and staff with His unexplainable love!

I am thankful that within this week of so much pain and loss, we have learned once again the truth of God's Word:

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21

Heather is our shining example of what an overcomer really looks like! Even BooMama's "internets" have shown once again, what overcoming looks like~! We have great examples blogging friends! Maybe we should dedicate a few posts to the "overcomers" we each know strengthen our resolve as we face many painful issues in each of our lives. I am thankful we never have to face this pain alone--He is always with us!


Barb said...

I'm thankful for each of these, too. Even the wet-nose and paw prints all over my patio door. How sad and quiet my house would be if little Chelsea wasn't running around making messes for me.

Wonderful list and my thoughts and prayers are still with you and your family.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dear Diane,

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful list. You are such an inspiration . I have read some of your heartfelt lovely posts and kind comments to others through this fund raiser for Heather. Thank you. Thanks for sharing this post. I am keeping your son in my prayers from your post the other day. It is so great to have good friends to call. I am glad you have that.Wonderful list. May the Lord bless you this week and always.

In his endless love,

Angel ( Angel Mama Pearls of Wisdom)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful post. Thanks for sharing this. I, too, am thankful for the fingerprints on the glass (although I was wishing the other day that it would take longer than two minutes for them to return after I clean them). :) Have a wonderful Thursday!

Linda said...

These Thankful Thursday posts just make my heart sing. I know you have had such a difficult week, but you have still found much to be thankful for. I've been praying for you Diane. You bless me.
My husband is my overcomer, as he deals with one health problem after another never losing his faith or his love for the Lord.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful list Diane! Your two little rug-rats are SO cute!

By the grace of God ... said...

Wonderful list ... thank you!
On my lunchtime prayer/walk -- your son was lifted up to the Lord again. He loves our children more than we ever can. Blessings!!

Nise' said...

I enjoy Thursday so much! The thankful posts inspire such encouragement, comfort, and hope!

groovyoldlady said...

I'm thankful for all my new blogging buddies. I'm also thankful to be blessed with a sense of humor and the ability to make the occasional odd person laugh.

I'm thankful to know that there is nothing new under the sun and what ever "ugly" we (or our loved ones) go through is no surprise at all to our Father.

Beckie said...

God is so good to all of us. Thanks for all your prayers for our family too.

Bunches of blessings to you!!!

Cheryl said...

I just wanted you to know how blessed I am by the post you left on "Notes from the Trenches." That God of Heather's shone through your words.

How awesome that it is a living, breathing word that still changes lives through the like of us all.

May you be blessed abundantly today!

Mommy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I really enjoyed reading your list.:)

Denise said...

I love your thankful list. Thanks for visiting my blog, your kind words really touched my heart, bless you.

Dawn said...

I love this list. I love that we got to talk this week. Can't wait to meet face to face.

We have so much to be thankful for, in the midst of so much tragedy and sadness - as Sema wrote today, "It Is Well With My Soul."

I too have been thinking so much of the young man's parents - what sadness for hard working paremts who came to America for better opportunities, most likely. So sad!!

Sharon said...

Thank you for sharing. God is good all the time and sometimes we get to be a part of it. Heather--we thank God for her life and her testimony.

Sharon Lynne said...

Thanks for your encouraging comment on my post.

I, too, think of the shooter's family.

Painful experiences have a way of carving a compassion into us for lost kids, and hurting parents.

eph2810 said...

Thank you for sharing your thankfulness with us this week, Diane...

Yes, BooMama is an inspiration to all of us. So are Janice, Susan and of course Heather.

Blessings to you and yours today and always.

C. H. Green said...

Didn't know I had been away to miss this many posts, but I'm glad I'm catching up...I hope things are better. Still in prayer for Heather and for your MIP. Love ya lady!