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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lazy kind of a day...good.

What a God! His road stretches straight and smooth. Every GOD-direction is road-tested. Everyone who runs toward him makes it. Psalm 18:30 (The Message)

Thank goodness for Saturdays! Right?!

We didn’t have anything planned for today…so we were lazy! We haven’t had one of those days in so long…way too long.

I did go to the Farmers Market with Cale’s mom this morning while Cale stayed with Dennis. Her and I never do anything just the two of us, because usually one of us is staying with Cale. It was a nice treat and a successful trip! We are loaded up on fruit and Cale loves fruit!

After Dennis and Kathy left, the whole day was open in front of us. I started to think about all the things we could go do, but my husband made it clear what he wanted to do-nap. So, we cuddled in bed and watched a movie. He ended up falling asleep and after a little bit, I got up and had some time with just me and the Lord. I was also able to sit outside and do nothing; just bask in the sun!

This evening we took Basil on a walk around the block. By the end of it Cale was really worn out and said that he wished he could teleport, but he did make it! Scratch our cat joined us for the whole walk! Haha! He followed right along. :)

Tonight Cale and I prayed together and one of the things he brought up and chose to pray for was loving Jesus. He prayed, “Dear God, we love you so much. I pray this for us, for me and Kathleen and everyone we know. Yes, so much. “

I just can’t get over how sweet his prayers are. They aren’t full of words just to make it sound pretty. They’re not all loaded up without desire. They are simple and straight from his heart-just the way prayers should be; from the heart.

I was interested to see what was going on last year today. I always enjoy going back and being reminded of how far Cale has come. I read this that I had written last July 23rd and was encouraged…and um, in total agreement still!

I'm not only thankful for how far Cale has come and how great he's doing. If I would have lost him the night of the accident, God would still be great. If Cale would have had to go to the nursing home and stay that way for life, God would still be a great God. With all of me I am very thankful that it hasn't happened that way, but today I was focused on how thankful I am that my life has gone the way it has. The accident could have shattered my life. I could have turned my back on God, I could have let myself go, and walked away from my marriage. God rescued me because before my mother held me for the first time as an infant, God loved me and He's never stopped. He has shown me His faithful, unconditional, constant love for me over and over again, and He opened His arms that night and held me, even when my husband wasn't able to. Oh what love the Father has for His children!

Here’s a picture from last year today…crazy huh? He’s doing SOOOO good!


  1. I remember our cat followed us on a walk. It is one of my sweetest memories of her. She kind of spoiled me in wanting another cat. :) I rejoice with you in how well Cale is doing. Father is good. Marion

  2. Marion, thank you for always leaving comments! You are such a blessing and I always look forward to reading your encouraging words!


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