Monday, July 28, 2008

Count Your Blessings Monday

Here is an opportunity for you to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in your life. If you have a blog, please sign Mr. Linky below and post on your blog. Please link back to this blog and you may use the picture above. If you do not have a blog, leave a comment on this post telling us what you are thankful for and what you are counting as a blessing today. This is a way that we can encourage one another. Many of our blessings we will have pictures of and we can share those as well. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. They encourage others. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!

Today, I am thankful for being able to breath freely. I know several people with asthma and have known people with different illnesses or diseases that struggle for each breath. This morning, the air is a bit thick with humidity and I can feel it in my breathing. Yet, I am still able to breath freely and take large breaths.

In thanking the Lord for that, I also ask you to pray for Tricia. I have posted before about her and her Cystic Fibrosis. She got pregnant and they wanted her to end the pregnancy because it might kill her. She did everything in her power to help that baby along and did almost lose her life in the process. They also told her that if she did have this baby, she would probably not be able to ever gain back enough strength and health to have the double lung transplant she needed. Gwyneth was born as a micro-preemie in January of this year. Then in April, Tricia received her new lungs. Everything went great at first, but then as a side effect that can happen, she got a certain kind of lung cancer. It did not respond well to treatment and she is now having to take a more heavy duty treatment. She does not complain. She is a real champion. Pray for her. You can read more of their story over at Confessions of a CF Husband.