Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Linking with Cami Thankful Thursday

"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers" Tennessee Williams

Friends...those amazing people who stand with me....through the tough stuff....holding out their hand.....lifting their voice on my behalf.....

I grew up with no family. It's always been the kindness of strangers who helped me....many of them becoming the 'family' I ached for.

This week's been a roller coaster.. On Monday my decision - to fight back. I asked for a sign - if the two lawyers would do the whole court thing free...it'd be His sign to stay in the ring.....

They've been doing everything free....no charge...but lawsuits are time consuming and expensive. They told me they asked their firm if they could take this all the way for no charge....they were told YES.  My sign...to not give up....to fight back....to stay strong.

Kindness - something about it makes me feel like I can fly.  This week I'm thankful for......

-Kindness of strangers.....the two lawyers who for some reasons have decided to be in my corner. 
-Cyber buds....the other day when I felt like giving up...I came home and read the comments on my blog and facebook.....they  humbled me and made me determined to stand strong. You guys totally rock. Me?  I'm glad you all happened into my world and I in yours. 
-Friends....I have the best friends ever...people in my corner...who show me kindness and rally for my best. I can't imagine my life without them. 
-Someone expressed interest in sponsoring $5000 worth of my first book to give to women in prison. That is so cool. 
-And the absolute best....that He's my friend...His constant kindness gives me incredible courage. Everytime I think I can't....I feel His gentle touch.....and know.....I can. 

You guys make my world brighter. I hope I do the same for you....

17 comments:

Debbie said...

I'm so glad that you get to stay in the ring! I still can't believe you are going through this. This is exactly the kind of thing I think James is talking about in James 2:6 when he speaks of people dragging you into court. It's a sickness of some people to try to wear others out financially in the fight. I'm so glad that God has provided pro bono legal services for you. Praise Him for honest and decent lawyers!

Just Be Real said...

Nikki, I am so glad that the lawyer situation is going good. We are the Body of Christ. We share with each other our lives struggles and triumphs. I think it is a privilege the compassion we share as friends. Hugs to you dear one.

Debbie said...

Oh! Forgot to add the Yippi Skippi for the 5000 books in the prison. What a double portion. It' s a blessing for you and for them!

Nana Jul said...

WOW!! Astounding...AMAZING OUR GOD! Friends are like God's wonderful gift...And yes indeed...you are a great friend and you do the same for us!
God is so Good...and we are so blessed!
Love ya
Jul

Finally Free said...

So thankful for you, too. So many times I wanted to give up, too, during my health challenges. You would write something encouraging on my blog. Your words helped me hang on til the rough stuff was over. So thankful for you and our Amazing Father God!
Hugs,
Tammy

Cami said...

Oh Sarah. I love this post. I always love your posts though :)

I am glad you are staying "in the ring" Woohoo. Yes - never give up!! I am so glad things are working out for you - I hope things turn out how you deserve them to <3

That is amazing about the sponsorship...I am praying it works out!!

Thank you for the reminder about friends...friends are so important + so special :)

YOU make my world brighter...yes you sure do :)

Thank you for linking up!! ox

Aliene said...

The Lord always come through for us.
It might be finances, health or a special someone (like a lawyer)
Glad He knew and supplied your need.
God bless you, dear friend.

BelovedBomber said...

Thankful for good friends and God's leading and provision today! Thanks Nikki! Many blessings!

joy said...

That is really a good news. Good luck and remember God is with you and he sends people to help you:)

Chatty Crone said...

Girl - I just don't know or have the words to tell you how great I think this all is. And without your painful past - none of this would have been possible. Love you, sandie

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Awesome report...Praise God! Blessings on this journey as you see His hand at every corner

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nikki,
Praise the Lord! I'm so glad the lawyers are willing to stay in your corner, and for free. That's a God thing for sure!
I'm late visiting because I had company all day but I wanted to come by and see what you were posting for the day. As always, I'm blessed to read it. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Canada Day weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You have been so blessed with those attorneys. ((HUGS))

Denise said...

I am very blessed by your friendship, love you.

Mevely317 said...

God bless those lawyers for listening to their hearts ... and in turn, lifting yours!
Love you,
Myra

RCUBEs said...

I pray for patience for you to increase as you decided to battle against that man. Lawsuits are indeed time consuming. Not sure how lawyers are there but here, most offer free services. They just get some percentage if the case win in court. Rest is for the plaintiff.

But it's not about the money. It's about the principle and exposing the wrong things done. May the Lord strengthen you and guide you sister. Take care and God bless.

Karen said...

God bless you. I know God is using your testimony in ways you won't know until Heaven!