Friday, August 26, 2011

Blessings in the Midst of the Storm

friday favorite things | finding joy

In the midst of the storm in my life (my Dad's illness), the Lord has been gracious to bring to my mind many blessings.  I never want to get so caught up in my struggles that I cannot see His blessings. Those blessings are my  favorite things this Friday.

 Thinking about this little boy and girl that I get to call "Grand."  My little Princess is spending the day with me today and there's no doubt she will be a "spirit lifter" for me. I always have to take her out and "show her off" when I have her.  It's just a Grandmother's "right" isn't it? ~smile~ If the Lord's willing and the creeks don't rise (as my Grandmother use to say) we'll be heading to Dodge City to see our little Prince in two weeks.

My Dad's keen mind.  In spite of all that he has been through and the GBS taking over his body, he is still as alert as he can be.  He is able to communicate his needs and desires and make  conversation with us.  That is no small blessing!

Having precious friends that hold me up in prayer, offer me words of encouragement and are "there" when I need them. 

Driving into my driveway and seeing "home" after spending days inside a hospital and hotel room. There's just no place like home! 

I read this yesterday in my morning devotional and wanted to share it with you............"Only when you know you can't, will you find He can."  This has been proven to me over and over in these past weeks as I deal with my Dad's illness. What a precious truth!

I'm linking up with sweet Rachel over at Finding Joy.
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. I need to do this too! You have a beautiful home by the way.

  2. Love your perspective. Prayers for you and your family.

  3. Love your "favorite things"! And wowie - your house is just gorgeous, miss Lea!

    Have a lovely, fabulous, and relaxing weekend!

  4. i'm so happy you're home and that your dad is better. what a sweet blessing, indeed! i think spending the day with your grand lil' princess is exactly what the doctor ordered. : ) hope your time together was absolutely wonderful.

  5. Keeping your dad in my prayers. That is a beautiful list of things to be thankful for. ((HUGS))

  6. Grandchildren have a way of lifting us up no matter what, don't they?


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