He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Small Blessings

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am writing a post on blessings. Yes, we have so much to be thankful for this year. Joshua finished treatment. What a blessing. And while he relapsed, his bone marrow and spinal fluid were/are clear of leukemia. It's the small blessings. We have made it through 25 weeks of treatment and Joshua has remained leukemia as well as fever free. It's the small blessings. Adam and Noah are doing well. While Noah has pushed every button we have with his social phobias in school and sports, he has pushed through and is now enjoying every minute of karate. It's the small blessings. Adam has no sign of cancer and is smart as a whip. Another small blessing.

There are so many small blessings in our life. Other than the ones I've mentioned above, we are thankful for our friends this year. The old friends who have continued to be apart of our life and the new ones who have chosen to become a part of our journey. We are so thankful for you. Without your love and friendship, I don't know if Jeff and I would have been able to keep going. When Joshua relapsed, we could have fallen apart. Instead, we were lifted up by our friends and family. We have continued to lean on you for support, understanding and a loving hand. Yes my friends, these are the small blessings we continue to count.

You see, although our life is far from the norm and we could easily question God and the path that he has put us on, we are counting our blessings. We are enjoying life, living each day for what it's worth and thankful that God is a part of our life. We are thankful and blessed this holiday season. We pray that your families are as equally blessed and that you remember to look for and be thankful for those small blessings. Believe me, those are the ones that really count!


brenda said...

I thank God for Blessings for you, Jeff and other parents Like you and Jeff who can show us what you have to go through with a child daily, hourly, even minutely (if that's a word?) and still be so thankful and positive about what life is truly about. And, for sharing your life with all of us.