by adustyframe ~ May 30th, 2008

I was listening to Christian radio the other day and heard the speaker say this,

“How many blessings do we miss out on today because we weren’t thankful for the blessings we received yesterday?”

I don’t know, but it’s surely something good to ponder.

I try to always count my blessings, but I know that I miss some. I’m sure that I probably complain about a few of them too!

Lee’s dad gave him money for gas the other day. That of course is a wonderful help.

Some of my blessings are in the victories that Lee is having and changes made in his heart.

Pastor and I were talking the other day and he said to me,

“Lee is frustrated by his rules but he told me, ‘If this is what I have to do to glorify God then that’s what I have to do.'”

Wow! Talk about “bless my heart”. That did it for sure.

It’s also been a blessing to me that he’s been more open and honest with me than he’s ever been. We’ve been able to openly communicate about many things and it’s so refreshing.

Oh! and another big blessing was that Lee was given permission to come to the house to fix my car. It cost a whopping $13 to buy the part and he had it fixed in less than an hour.  I’ve had so many crazy things go wrong with that car, and I’ve never had it fixed in less than a day.  Lee was happy to be able to finally help me with something and I was thankful he could help me.

He also mowed the lawn, changed light bulbs, and cleaned up some things for me.

God is good. We just have to get through this probation. He has 3 years of probation. I told him today, “You have 156 weeks of probation and we only have 153 1/2 to go!”


3 Thoughts Shared to Blessings

  1. Susan

    Dear Lizzie, What a blessing he was able to come home for a while – I hope it was a comfort to him to be able to do some things for you. I am praying his probation would be drastically shortened, didn’t know it was 3 years. You’re doing great, keep looking up. Love, Susan

  2. Jen

    Does that mean he has to stay in this new place for three years, or does he still get to come “home-home” sometime soon, yet still be on parole?

    How is it going with the whole james visitation thing?…wait… was James home when Lee came over the other day?

    No James was not home. We don’t know how long he will stay in the new place. It could possibly be long term. It’s up to probation & parole.

  3. TransitionGirl

    thats so great that he got to come home and help out! i bet its so reassuring to both of you. 🙂 Like Susan said, I do pray that the probation will be cut short. Keep marching on, knowing that the Lord is already ahead of you.

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