Monday, January 15, 2007

God's Blessings

I'm sure people will wonder what blessings we could have in our situation. We have had so many, we see the hand of God working every day in our lives.

When Ron was first diagnosed they were searching for a neurosurgeon who could operate on Ron (remember this was over Christmas), we were so fortunate they found one in Kelowna...instead of say Vancouver. We have family here as I stated in my first post, my brother also lives close by and I've gotten to spend a great amount of time with him and his family.

We found our motel with a great affordable rate, it is close to the cancer centre and it even has an indoor pool with makes our daughter Michaela so so so happy!! Oh yeah and it is a really nice place too...full kitchen, separate bedroom...all the comforts of home.

A big one for us is after we cashed in an RRSP we had a bit of extra money and I was able to get a belated Christmas new laptop!! It was a great price and we are thrilled with it...oh and it gives me the ability to blog again!!

I'm not working and can spend all the time we need by my husband's side, his dad and step mom are retired and have been close by the whole time (when the weather is better they are bringing their motor home here).

My family is amazing, I'm the youngest of 8 children and I love them all so much and they have all been the best friends I could ever ask for. My sisters went in a cleaned up my house and have taken down my Christmas decorations...and even packed some extra stuff to send down to us (packing and doing laundry at midnight you tend to forget a few things). My big brother and his wife drove our van here so we'd be able to have our wheels (and I can even drive around here...okay I've gotten lost a few times) it is so nice to have a little piece of home with us. My sister has taken charge of our beloved Dixie Cat...she assures me that she is taking very good care of her. My sister and her husband who live on Vancouver Island surprised us with a visit and my BIL who is an elder in their church was able to anoint Ron with oil and pray over him...they have been such a great spiritual support for us.

We have had such support from our close friends with words of encouragement, prayers and even care packages (thanks Laura). Our home church has also been such a support to us, on elder has a brother who pastors a church close by and he has visited us, they have even offered to send our pastor down to spend some time with touching.

As you can see we have so many blessings that I can't even list them all, we are strong in the Spirit and know that we are loved.

God is good and has blessed us in many ways that we can't even see, we will be finding a church to attend while we are here and know that God will continue to bless us. Most importantly He has given us the strength to get through this time together as a family, we have been strong through the stress and positive during times when we could have given up. We are all weak but our strength comes from God who we lean on every minute of the day!!


apronstrings said...

Annie, I have prayed for you and your family, and will continue to keep you in prayer.

Heather said...

Remember this, prayer changes things. Add me to your list of prayer warriors!

warpie said...

Annie, I've been praying since the day Laura mentioned your need on her blog. Count me in to keep your family lifted up before the throne of God.