Archive for February 13th, 2009

Thankful Thursday (on Friday)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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I’m writing this post on Friday, rather late on Friday even. Nevertheless, this is a Thankful Thursday post. I was too tired/too busy to post on the proper day. I was thankful then, though, so here you have my post, a dollar short and a day late:

I am thankful to the Lord for his kind provisions for our 22 year old son, who suffered a detached retina last week in his left eye. In the olden days, this was a way to become suddenly blind. Indeed, our son did become blind in that eye until skillful surgery was performed a couple days later.

The price of the surgery was $20,000. We were prepared to help pay this cost over perhaps a 10-year period, but the surgeons voted to pay our son’s bill. He had applied for financial assistance, since he just graduated from college and was not yet covered by health insurance. This was a wonderful blessing to him and to us.

I am thankful for the loving generosity our oldest son shows to his brothers and sisters. He paid for his two youngest sisters (ages 17 and 15) to attend the Seattle Symphony Orchestra performance last night at Benaroya Hall. Afterwards he treated them to dessert at a ritzy restaurant.

The girls traveled by Greyhound Bus to Seattle, then walked a mile to the concert hall. I’m thankful they were safe doing this. We had plotted out their walking route ahead of time using Google Maps. Our son confirmed that that part of Seattle was safe for pedestrians.


I am thankful that our daughter Laura and her husband Darren were able to purchase a home, and that their new home is only a couple of miles away from us. We’ll still get to see them and our grandson and granddaughter fairly often! Today they received the keys, so are ‘camping out’ in the house tonight, sleeping in sleeping bags, to initiate it.

I’m thankful my husband has work to support our family, and the health and strength to do the work.