Sunday, September 26, 2010

Praise and Thankfulness

I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. Psalm 7:17

I'm thankful that Cale came home safe and unharmed from Afghanistan.
I'm thankful for the time we had together from December 26, 2009-February 10, 2010 and how wonderfully perfect it was.
I'm thankful that I didn't get pregnant in January like we had been hoping.
I'm thankful that Cale is alive and has breath.
I'm thankful for the people that were there when the accident happened and that it wasn't in the middle of nowhere-and Cale wouldn't have made it.
I'm thankful that none of the surgery's went wrong.
I'm thankful for all my family and friends that were able to come visit the first few weeks.
I Praise God for the overwhelming peace he poured over me.
I'm thankful that I wasn't injured and was able to be by his side everyday so far.
I'm thankful that we were able to celebrate our 5 year anniversary (even though Cale slept through it!)
I praise God for holding me through all of my hard times, all the moments in ICU that I felt useless, all the times of feeling so alone.
I'm thankful for all of the amazing care that Cale has had through all of the hospitals we've been at.
I'm thankful for the blessing of Cale's medical expenses being paid through the Army.
I praise God for the supernatural strength that He's given me through this journey.
I'm thankful that Cale has sight out of his left eye. Even though we don't know how much, at least there is some vision!
I'm thankful that Cale has voice and can communicate with me.
I'm thankful that his first word was "stay" and not a swear word (which I've been told several times that it's very common to be that way)
I'm thankful that Cale is eating. Today he ate the most that he's eaten so far of real food and not just ice cream!
I praise God for the woman that He's molding me into through this.
I'm thankful for progress. Everyday there is progress!
I'm thankful that I have a room so close to Cale right now.
I praise God for the joy that Cale and I have through this that only comes from Him.
I'm thankful that Cale remembers me, loves me, and is able to express and show it.
I'm thankful that God blessed me with Amy and Katie. I treasure our friendship.
I'm thankful for laughter and playfulness with Cale.
I'm thankful for this blog and that I'm able to keep everyone updated and that God is using it as a tool for His glory.
I praise God that His love has been seen through Cale and through me. That even when the darkness and gloom threatened to hang out, His love shined brighter.
I praise God for knowing every detail of this journey and for all that He has done, is doing and is going to do in our lives.

There are so many more things that I am so thankful for and that I'm praising God for, but here's a small list :)



I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9:2

4 comments:

  1. You are such an encouragement through all of this. It's Christ in you that shines like nothing else and is simply...beautiful! I know it's Him giving you that ability and I know that you give that place of glory to Him alone...refreshing! Know that you are also so very precious to Him because it does however take a choice on your part to constantly praise Him and have a spirit of thankfulness flowing out of you while expressing it with your lips and words. Our words really do hold power!, and you do just that. God knows that's the hard part and He's moved by your faithfulness!

    May His grace and strength continue to uphold you through this. I'm continuing to praise Him with you and believe for that full recovery for Cale!

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  2. The Bensons9/27/10, 2:09 PM

    I'm so thankful for you and your friendship and your faithfulness to your husband and to God the Father and to always having a smile even in the storm and to keeping us updated even when you are exhausted. I am thankful for Kathleen Darling!!!!!
    LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!
    Jean

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  3. Heather Favret9/27/10, 3:31 PM

    A patient's family asked me about blogging last night... I told them about your blog & Cale & about how amazing it is that he is even alive, let alone progressing at such an amazing rate! Your faith touched a family last night! Thank You!

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  4. This is from my friend Emily:

    I saw a post of yours a long time ago about this couple .. since then I have been following her blog and thinking about and praying for them regularly. They are such a testament!

    Kristen :)

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