Wednesday, October 27, 2010

So very thankful!

I Am Thankful

I am thankful for everything I have experienced
In this life of mine
For in all I have found
That in His Word-the answers I find

I am thankful for all the tears I have cried
For they have taught me to appreciate laughter
They have given me the ability to see the
The joy that comes after

Through my tears I have come to know
His Holy Spirit in my life
How He is always there
And comforts through the strife

I am thankful for the storms I have encountered
Knowing that the rainbow is at the end
Realization that they are only temporal
That with time all will mend

I have learned that I don’t need to be strong
For Yahshua supplies the strength for me
He shoulders my burdens
Regardless of what the circumstance may be

I am thankful for all the relationships
For the good and yes, for the bad
For they have given life to my emotions
An appreciation of what I have had

My most valuable relationship
Is that with Yahweh, my Father
I know that I can trust Him
As I can trust no other

I am thankful for the pain I have known
It has given a compassion for the suffering
An ability to reach out to others
An appreciation of little things

I understand the greatness of Yahshuas love
And the pain He has suffered for me
How He endured all things
So that I could be set free

I am thankful for the hunger and thirst
That I have had to go through
I appreciate having food before me
And sharing it with others too

He has given himself as my food and drink
To make sure that I was fed
His Blood shed for my drink
And His Body broken for my bread

Most of all, I am thankful for His Grace
For the provisions that it brings
How it has provided for
Me in all things
-Kathleen Shelton Poulson

I am so very thankful for how far Cale has come and for how much the Lord has done! Today was a busy non-stop day from 8:30am-8pm for Cale. He had therapies 9:30am-3:45pm with only a break for lunch. After therapies were over, I took Cale to a dentist appointment that lasted almost three hours! As soon as we got back from that, we went straight to Bingo! He was so tired and the day was so full, but he kept pushing on and did it with a great attitude! I'm so proud of him! My post http://caledarling.blogspot.com/2010/02/update-kathleen_28.html I had written that Cale yawned for the first time...wow. That was such a big deal. I remember Kathy and I being so weirded out when it happened, wondering if that was a good thing, normal, what was it? haha! I am so thankful for so many things! I read this poem and it seemed to fit with how my heart was feeling all day :)

On Saturday, TJ is coming up and is going to take some pictures of me and Cale. Please be praying that we will have dry skies! It's supposed to rain, and the place we have picked out is outside!

3 comments:

  1. Kathleen,Thankfullness is always a choice and you have chosen wisely! May God bless you abundantly as you wait on him, May your days be full of laughter and the fruit of the relationship you have shared with Caleb. May you take these times of Grace and store them in your heart and like Mary ponder them. Many blessings to you and Caleb as you pass through this time. You are an encouragement to many - praying for Sun ;)Reenie

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  2. My Friend, The gal just above, said everything just right. Blessings and a hug, Marion

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  3. Reenie does it again. She has such a way to say things that just say so much more than the words themselves. God bless you girl, let the Son continue to shine. Julie H

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