They say that when it rains, it pours, and it seems to be true. Sometimes it's big things, sometimes it's small ones. For me lately, it's been a lot of little things. Our eleven year old Yorkie's health is fading fast, and we probably won't have her much longer. The stress of college is about to start again. My dad was just diagnosed with high blood pressure, high choloestoral, high triglicerides, and borderline diabetes - not to mention my concerns about my parents spiritual health. And tomorrow (Thursday) I have a meeting that may bring bad, though not unexpected, news about my job.
You may be wondering where the "thankful" part comes in. Here it is - God is faithful. I've got some stressful things going on in my life right now, but I feel an overwhelming sense of God's peace. He has never let me go, and He won't stop holding me now.
We've been through some hard times in the almost 10 years we've been married, but God has always been there. We've been through the flood (literally) and through the valley of the shadow of death. We've been betrayed by close friends. We've had times when we didn't know where our next paycheck was coming from. We faced the possibility of having a child with a life changing illness. (He's perfectly healthy.) In times like those, I've been driven to my knees - and He has always been waiting for me there.
I'm so thankful for my Savior, my Daddy, and His faithful, unfailing love. I'm so glad that I am His daughter and that I am firmly and safely wrapped in His arms.
UPDATE: Thank you all for the sweet comments! I ended up getting some good news on several fronts today...God is so good! Things are already looking up.