So I figured an ongoing list of blessings would be a good place to start. For as many times as the bad things and hard times get me down and make me sad, God has truly been good to us.
~ Friends. They are our family. They have seen us through some downright dreadful things happen to us this past year and we COULD NOT have made it through it without them.
~ Our church family. Our church has rallied around is this last year. We've met some phenomenal people who have helped us to grow, who have prayed for us, who have provided meals for us...the list goes on and on. We even have some wonderfully sweet people driving us to an from church and Wednesday night activities as our transmission is out on our truck.
~ A running/working vehicle. Even if it is just one and even if that one won't fit the whole family. One is better than none, right? It still gets Todd to and from work. We're able to run our errands and get half the crew to church on Sunday.
~ Good health. Aside from little viruses, we are all in good health. Well, that doesn't count Todd's back issues, but THAT is a work in progess.
~ Todd's job. It isn't fancy but it pays the bills and put food on the table. Todd works hard and provides for his family. I am so proud of him.
~ Young Living Oils. These oils have made the grief process tolerable/manageable. They have cut cold times down to a minimum, tamed Aspergers tantrums, shrunken Todd's heel spur, relieved pain in his ankles and back, soothed burns, cut out coughs, stopped grumbly tummies, gotten me off of prescription anti-depressants, allowed me to relax and sleep. Oh man, the list goes on.
~ Truth and honesty. It takes a real friend to lovingly tell you what you need to work on and what you need to cut out. It takes a real friend to pray you through your hard times.
~ The bible. So much wisdom and love is within it's texts.
~ Family. As hard as this one is for me, there are a *few* people in our families who truly love us and wish the best for us, without conditions. I have come to learn that family doesn't always mean blood, and I will leave it at that.