Thankful Thursday

Thursday, September 18, 2008
Please direct your prayers to this family.  I have learned of them through the loving community of blogging and Chinese adoption.  This family recently met their daughter Susannah in China only to find that she is very ill and hospitalized.  They need lots of prayers for her health, their strength and some logistics in getting her to better health care in the US.  Please lift them up at this very difficult time.

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This week I am thankful for...

~ the help and love of friends and family.  So many people have extended their kindness to our family this week. Thank you Lisa and Diana, Tessa and Leslie and everyone else who has helped us (I know I am forgetting people and I don't have much internet time). Thank you for the prayers and wishes and calls and e-mails. We have been displaced for about a week now and although we are all getting crabby, I realize our problems are so small compared to what many people endure every single day.

~ I am thankful that God is in our hearts and He has protected us and reminded us of all of our blessings.

~I am thankful for my incredible husband.  He is so much stronger than me and when I am weak, he just takes over.  He has taken over a lot this week.

~I am thankful for the health of our family.  In reading this blog from an amazingly strong woman, you realize just how precious life is. Lisa's fight with cancer (two different kinds), her courage and willingness to share her story have blessed me this week.  I know she will save a life or change some outlooks by doing so.  She has changed me.

P.S.  I am receiving e-mails but for some reason I cannot send them.  I have drafted several to respond to people but on my friend's internet connection, I cannot send them.  Sorry.  Call me if you need something right away.

27 comments:

  1. I still am praying for you all!!!

    Debbie

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  2. Kim, So hapy that you can find a thankful heart in ther midst of what seems like darkness!!

    hugs,
    Sara

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  3. I am praying for you as well as Suzzanah and her family!

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  4. You're still in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you can get home soon!!!

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  5. We all should hold our families a little tighter today. Lovely post, you gracious thing you!

    have a good day.

    Lea
    xo

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  6. hope all is going ok for your sweet family!

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  7. I am just now sitting down to catch up -and I am amazed at your resolve to lift others up before yourself! I will continue to pray for all of you and hope that things turn around quickly. I know that it gets discouraging but remaining positive really does help. Hang in there.
    Ladybug hugs,
    ;D

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  8. I have read about this family over the last two days and just can't imagine the pain they are in.....words cannot describe what they are going through.

    Kim, I cannot explain what it means to me to be included in your "Thankful Thursday"....I got your comment on my blackberry this morning as I was driving up the pa turnpike and it brought tears to me eyes!

    Thank you for helping me spread the word and advocate early detection....and thank you for your many blessings.

    As always I will continue to keep your family in my prayers and hope that you will find some normalcy in your lives and the new city....you could write a book with what you have all experienced these last few months!

    With many thanks and much gratitude,

    Lisa

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  9. Girl, it would wear me down to move, be in an apartment and then have to move out, live in suitcases and eat out of coolers. Your doing awesome!!
    I have thought a lot about you. Hopefully each day will get a bit easier. PRAYING things looks up with house and school for the boys!

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  10. So thankful you are all safe and well.... yes, we have much to be thankful for!!!!! We will all come together in the Name of Jesus and pray precious little Susannah home!
    Love you friend,
    Daleea

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  11. Kim,
    Our home (in Memorial) just got power so we now have AC (hooray) and TV, internet, phone and so on. If you and your family need relief please let us help you! We are one in the body of Christ. :)
    Michelle
    www.JourneytoLily.com

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  12. Still praying for you all. I am thankful also for all the people who have helped you through this difficult time. I am praying for Leslie and her family too. We do have a lot to be thankful for don't we?
    Sharon

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  13. Thinking of you...
    Love ya girly..
    Hope all goes well and you are home soon..
    HUGS...

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  14. I am praying for you and your family my friend.
    You are on my mind.

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  15. My prayers are with this cute family and this special little girl.

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  16. I found out about this family a few days ago.....lifting them up in prayer....

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  17. You cross my mind all the time, Kim...and I always say a little prayer when ya do.
    (Glad you are still choosing to give thanks!)
    Hugs!

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  18. I think that there has been a miracle. It sounds like little Susannah is going to be ok. Prayer is so powerful.

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  19. Kim, I am praying for you daily, and I hope you are hanging in there. love you!!! C

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  20. I just wanted to pop on over and say hello. I'm thinking about you and hoping you are hanging in there?

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  21. I continue to hold your family in prayer. You all have certainly been through too much lately!

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  22. I just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts!

    Michelle

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  23. Hope that you are enjoying time with old friends. Hope you are back soon and that a home is waiting for you. Hugs to all!

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  24. Just for saying that I'm praying for you each day, Kim.

    Belén.

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  25. Your in my thoughts are prayers. Hope you can go home soon :)

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  26. Yes they are an amazing family. I hope they come home soon!

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  27. Hi Kim! You haven't posted and I wanted to see if you were okay! Thinking of you ver y often!!

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Thank you for your kindness.