Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thankful thursday

Linking up with Dayle at Simple Pleasures

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough." Oprah Winfrey


This week has been uneventful....yet at the same time...pretty amazing. I'm grateful for so much....for so many things that fill my days with His best. Things like..... 

-I was supposed to have had a large kidney stone sitting in my kidney but when I went to the specialist...he took more x-rays....amazingly now it showed nothing...clear...no stone..I think it's b/c we prayed.....and He heard.
-good friends.....all week.....we got together with friends to have fun.... hike....relax.... Friend's I've known forever and newer friends that have recently come into our lives.
-having a hawk-eye kind of kid - my ten year old notices everything...things I wouldn't see if she wasn't hanging with me. The other night we came home after a looooong walk. It was dark and I never  noticed what was right next to us with it's tail up...My youngest shouted, 'skunk!'  Even though we were afraid of getting sprayed, we loved seeing him. 
-Summertime stuff you just can't do in winter.....like wilderness water rides...swimming in the lake....eating ice cream under the stars....smelling flowers in the dark.....and so much more
-His presence....knowing no matter what....He's there....always.

25 comments:

Debbie said...

My favorite this week is the hawk eyed kid. I love to be around people like that because they turn EVERYTHING into an adventure.

I'm glad you didn't get the "full" skunk adventure, though.

Cinner said...

Love that you are so positive, so glad about the kidney stone hon. I have heard they can be very painful. God heard you. Your 19 year old sounds fun. I have two nephews staying with me right now.
we are having lots of fun. God must of heard my prayers because I am starting to feel so much better. We all have so much to be grateful for. hugs. enjoy

Cami said...

AMEN! He is ALWAYS there and ALWAYS hears us.

Hallelujah for your healing!! HE IS SO GOOD! And faithful!!!

I'm following you now - visiting from Thankful Thursday :) -Hope ya follow back!

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life Life

Chatty Crone said...

I am so thankful there was no kidney stone - HOORAY! God is good. That is wonderful news Oprah.

RCUBEs said...

That is awesome sister that the stone vanished! The pain from it is no fun!

Love the way you point all the simplest things that give you joy back to the One Who deserves it all, our praises and thanks! Have a lovely Thursday and God bless and protect you always.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Sounds like you had a lovely week. So glad to hear that the kidney stone is gone. My brother-in-law frequently suffers from them. Hiking is one of my favorite things to do. Hubby walked tonite and came back looking like someone dumped a bucket of water on him. Very humid out there today. Have a wonderful rest of the day. Tammy

Ginny said...

Praise God for your healing! I have heard that a kidney stone is one of the worst pains there is. I hope you did not suffer much! Yes, I am enjoying the summer so much, but can you believe school starts in two weeks? Time flies the older we got. Glad you didn't get sprayed, yikes!

Michelle said...

Praise the Lord no kidney stones.
I have had my share of kidney stones and their not fun.

Oh my! A skunk close enough to spray.
Skunks are not my favorite animal.

Sounds like your having a fun summer.

Tea said...

I enjoyed reading your Thankful Thursday. Thanks for sharing Oprah's quote too.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

PTL (The Great Healer) for no kidney stone!

Glad the skunk situation turned out so well! :)

And love the summer things you named and you are so right - the Creator of all those things is always there with us and He wants us to enjoy his creation.

Blessings,
Tammy

Wanda's Wings said...

Praise God that He still can heal.

Just Be Real said...

I am very encouraged by this post Sarah. Especially your healing. You got to love that skunk. When I was young a bunch of us kids tormented a skunk in the yard and we paid for it. Blessings.

Christine said...

You summed it up perfectly,
"Summer time stuff you can't do in the winter.".
To me, that is a simple pleasure all in it's self.

Dayle said...

Wonderful news on the medical report. Yay, God!

And a real blessing, escaping the skunk's wrath. LOL! That would've been a bit stinky, I'd say.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is wonderful news on your kidney stone.
I love being thankful to Him.

Maria said...

Miracles...blessings - perfect pleasure.

Good news are always needed and embraced.

Maria :)

Teri Lynn said...

How wonderful for you that the k-stone disappeared! He is so generous, loving and gracious in our lives! And the skunk..... lol. One of my closest girlfriends growing up had one as a pet. Percival was his name... So, I guess I have a little soft spot for the critters ;O)

Barb said...

Hi Sarah,
So pleased your kidney stone has gone!!!!
I enjoyed reading about your week.
Glad that skunk recognised you as friendly...
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Finally Free said...

Just stopping by to give you a hug. So happy God healed your kidney.

Blessings,
Tammy

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Sarah,
I sure hope you will be alright and I'm so glad that the stone was gone!! I hope you're having a good summer!!
XO
Cindy

Southern Gal said...

Kidney stones are no fun. So glad it was gone. I love hawk-eyed kids, too. I had a couple of them myself.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Thank you Father for the healing!

Many years ago, I was walking outside with my oldest daughter (she's now 27 now) and noticed she was looking up. I looked up and saw what she saw, the sun shining through the leaves of the pecan tree, the breeze moving the branches and realized how pretty it was and how many times I had missed it until she made me stop and look.

Love the quote.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Great news a bout your kidney stone. God is awesome.

Ms.Daisy said...

So glad God heard your prayers and answered them...kidney stones are not a joke. So many things to be thankful for and I love coming by and seeing all of yours. Great skunk story!


~Jean

TheBlogWriter8 said...

Wow. You're a happy little one of God. It's infectious! How come I didn't know of the stone that was supposed to be? I ought to know!

xoxo