I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton
With the utmost sincerity I thank all of my followers today. 400, and going. I have found a true form of self expression inside WP. I have much respect for so many of the people I follow, and their creative attributes either in writing or photography. I as well have gained some genuine friendships.
With all that said I am grateful I have a safe platform to be me. For this I say THANK YOU! God bless you all…
So I got the call that my final, and my last breast cancer surgery is a go for Monday the 21st of this month. With that came tears because reality hit. This is it, it is finally happening. Of course whenever anyone is put under there is also a little bit of nervous anxiety.
We have so much to be in laud to our loving father God for. I will be in 100% self quarantine starting tomorrow after I Covid test. This weekend we had 3 separate little Christmas’s with those who are near, and dearest to us. Two people each night beginning Friday. How blessed we are to have these beautiful people in our lives.
We had strict orders that no food was to be exchanged or eaten at any given get together. We gathered, and we did everything according to my surgeons orders. We had a couple pictures with masks off, but it was for milliseconds.
I am all done with everything Christmas, I am ready to be locked down. I really kept it simple, and stress free. We were so blessed to be able to give this year, and that my husbands job has been essential. God is so present, and I know on the day of my surgery He will be right at my side. He is the Ultimate surgeon. He gave me an incredible surgeon who I trust fully. I feel confident everything will go as planned.
The biggest struggle I am having is that my husband has to drop me off, and say goodbye at the car. That one cuts a little, but I know it could be so much worse. It has been for so many people.
So I will continue to spiritually ready myself. I will be praying lots, reading, staying connected to friends/family, and the one thing that allows me to do all this is my AA meetings. So I will be Zooming a lot too. A gift in, and of itself.
Here is a sneak peak at a couple of our early Christmas pictures. My husband’s best friend of well over 40 years dates my best friend of over 25 years. He thought it would be super funny to come out to our car to make sure we didn’t forget anything (while spraying unknown fart spray all over our car). 🤢 Almost 55, and these two are like little boys when we get them together.
Psalm 35:28 My tongue will proclaim your righteousness, your praises all day long.
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Legendary is my Lord, and savior. The Bible is translated in all languages. There are more copies of Bibles than any other book in the world. Jesus is legendary.
As I look up at my Nativity scene, and think of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus, it is such a beautiful sight. To only be able to have been there. I can’t imagine the anticipation the wisemen felt following the star to Bethlehem carrying gifts from afar, in greet of baby Jesus.
From Genesis to Revelation we get to read all of the stories of a man who brings salvation, and hope to the lost. Who does miracles in the lives of many, and who hears our prayers. Legendary in every way.
I will stay close to the legend, as I know this is where I find my peace. I can be still, and know that He is God. I can call upon in Him in my quiet times of prayer. He is always there. Here on earth we fail as humans, we let others down. We will never meet all of another’s expectations nor will they meet ours. There is one who all power, and that one is God! He has all authority, and He will never fail us! We just have to have faith. Even as small as a mustard seed, if that is all we can muster for now. It is enough, see where that takes us. Jesus changes lives! He has mine!
We woke with so much to be grateful for today, so from our house in Spokane Washington Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have many laughs, and heartfelt memories!
May your house be filled with love, and tummies filled with yummies. I love being part of WP. Thought I would stop in, and say thank you for the little reprieve I find inside in here daily. I have made some genuine friendships inside here, and I am so blessed.
So be blessed today! I will enter his gates with Thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter His gates with Praise! 🙏🏻🦃🍽🍁
Psalm 9:1. I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; …
You are not in want of me only when my heart is riddled with confliction
You are not in want of me only with the countless times my soul is not at peace, and I find no rest
You are in want of me for songs of praise from the most trivial of a moment to the most agonizing of breaths, you want ALL of me
You are in want of ALL of me lifting my hands in awe, and thanksgiving for even if when my lot is not what I thought or had hoped it to be, sing
You are in want of ALL of me, death to my own self that I can be filled with you, and then you can pour yourself in me
You are in want of ALL of me being child like in my prayer, bringing forth things I would not think you care of
You are in want of ALL of me understanding that I am not of my own, you are my dwelling place. Seeking your face
You are not in want of just a partial cup of me, you want my cup to overflow with YOU…filled to the brim. Seeping from its essence YOU!
I am reminded of this today, as I step out in faith praying for a family member with mental illness (with no hope for life), friends with Covid, mine and my husband’s soon move, my surgery fast approaching, and the weather so cold I kind of loathe. I get to bring it all to you, lay it down at your feet. Find rest at the cross, get lost in your presence! Prayer, it takes me to the throne room with you
Lord take ALL of me!!
Psalm 73:6 My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever
A miracle inside me, creation upon conception. My perception at 22 was this is odd(there is a tiny human inside me). It felt more like an alien life form, when you kicked from within. How grand our creators plan. Creation!
My belly moves from within. I was phat, P-H-A-T! Tiny imprints feet, and hands. Tightly wrapped upon my heart. From that very moment, the start. Creation!
You both had names from the get go. No she/he. It was Brie Faith, and Elias Kenneth. My blood runs through you. Creation!
Nine months inside my womb. Held dear to you. You ate what I ate. I was given broccoli upon the news (ewe)! I took very good care of you. Nurturing the tiny peoples you were inside of me. Creation!
You were chosen by the Lord to be attached to me by umbilical cord. Creation from the moment of conception. I could feel you. My waistline felt you too. All sorts of Ice Cream I could dish. No one told me different back then. I gained 15 pounds in 1 month. Too much junk. They apparently have education on that now. Oh well I was like a weeble wobble, tap my shoulder and I might have toppled over. Short, and jolly pregnant with you. Creation!
You were chosen for me, and I was chosen for you. My blood runs through you. Creation!
What began the change of life at the young age of 22. Can’t believe Brie Faith you are coming on 24 in 22 days, and little Eli just turned 22. Eeek. Creation!
Can’t get back any years, so I marvel in the miracle that you began as these tiny creations upon conception. That in but a moment, was the beginning of the miracle that you both are today. Conception is such a beautiful thing. For that moment I would not change a thing. Creation!
Pee on stick to convince the rest, my life test had already begun. For tiny fetus dependant on me resided within in me. Proof of life you got it, it turned blue. The day our lives changed forever grand. I stand in awe at creations hand. Creation!
You were chosen for me, and I was chosen for you. Your blood runs through me. Put the broccoli down, it makes me gag. I am certain they are wanting ice cream.
9 months later, bursting blinded by the light to be part of the world. Life outside of the womb. Mom was right there to nurture you. Tear stained face (me), perfect face (you). What was you, and the tiny person you became at the instant of conception. 22 months separate each birth.
You were chosen for me, and I was chosen for you. My blood runs through you. Creation!!
I love you both unconditionally, from the moment of conception a love no one can take. Creation!
Psalm 127:3. “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” The Good News: Children are rewards from God, so we must follow his word to truly cherish his gifts. …