BOUQUET OF THANKS & PRAISE

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Praising the Lord that our dear daughter-in-law is healing from her unbelievable ordeal last weekend for which she had to stay in hospital 5 days. She was not in a private room, but in one with four other women. I didn’t realize we still had such units in some of our older hospitals. Most everywhere it is either private or semi-private. Melissa was so grateful not to have to be alone – waiting for tests and test results can be disheartening. Her hubby, our son, was with her almost the whole time. One of the other ladies in the room came over to pray specifically for Melissa! What a comfort and a blessing!!

Thankful for those who pay a kindness forward! Another lady was already being discharged, but because she had asked many questions and found out that Mel’s work permit has not yet been processed – some papers were misplaced - and our son has not found a job yet either after 4 months of being back here and sending out countless resumes, she wanted to give the two of them a gift! Mel gave her their home address and phone # so they could keep in touch. How surprised they were when the lady showed up at their home after Mel had been released to give them a wonderful financial gift. Tears of joy as you can  well imagine for God's provision even when we think we've been forgotten!

Thankful for our health care system – wonderful doctors, nurses, and all other care and professional staff! Can’t imagine how much a hospital stay, as well as doctor’s and procedure fees like this one, would have cost elsewhere, but the family will not be charged a penny.

Thankful that God will provide a job - in His good timing. Mel has had several offers, but they could not hire her until her work permit comes through. Ken's main focus is still in working hard to finish his Ph.D. dissertation, but any part-time job would certainly help. Some won't hire as he is over-qualified!

Thankful for a great night’s sleep! After weeks of sinus issues, and after dental work last Thursday where I’ve had to pop extra pain pills during the night – last night I didn’t need extra pain meds and slept through! More dental work this Thursday though.

Very special worship services with great messages yesterday at the long-term care centre – English in the morning and German in the afternoon. The residents – and I – simply love the old hymns – even with our not so perfect voices – singing to the glory of God! For the afternoon service, the pastor and a resident both brought their violins and played along! Fantastic accompaniment.



Praise God from whom all blessings flow! 
Praise Him all creatures here below. 
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts. 
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost! 

Have a wonderful week that draws you
closer to the Lord!

22 comments:

Linda said...

So thankful that your daughter-in-law is on the mend. What a wonderful story...I love it that God blessed them with a generous financial gift from a new friend.

So glad God takes care of us. It is so good to share these stories of provision to encourage others!

God is good all the time!

Thanks Karin!

Love, Linda

ellen b. said...

So glad your DIL is healing and home. What a wonderful blessing from the other woman at the hospital. God will provide and I hope it is soon.
Have a great week Karin.

Ginny said...

That other patient in the hospital must have been one of God's angels, isn't it wonderful how he throws people together at just the right moment to provide a need? I have had this happen in so many big ways, meeting up with someone who blessed me so much. I am so glad she is better. So sorry about your sinuses and the dental work, are thy related? Did you have to have a root canal or an extraction? I will be praying for your healing.

Marg said...

I can hear your heart...thanking and praising all at once. It's amazing on how some occasions find us overwhelmed with God's goodness.
When we Ask, Seek, Knock...we never know what we are going to get...but keep believing that all is in God's hands. It's so beautiful that she had a prayer for YOU!. Yes, God is Good.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

We do have so much to be thankful for.I praise God that your daughter-in-law is improving.I trust that God will provide the jobs which are perfectly suited for both of them.

Mari said...

Lots to be thankful for - and I'm so glad she is doing well.

Doris Sturm said...

Glad your DIL is better - praise God!

Shug said...

So glad that prayers are being answered for your daughter-in-law and for her healing...
What a Blessing to have someone (a stranger) step up and pray for you. This speaks very highly of this womans love for people and her trust in the Lord...
Always enjoy your post...You are a blessing in my life...
shug

Lady Dorothy said...

God is so good! So many wonderful blessings! I am very glad your daughter-in-law is doing well. Praying for your dental work. (I *hate* going to the dentist!)

Velvet Over Steel said...

Very thankful for your son and daughter-in-laws blessings they've received so far!!! They certainly deserved God's grace and the kindness of strangers!!! Esp. happy Mel is out of the hospital and getting better. I will keep praying for their job situations!

Have a wonderful week, Karin! & will be praying for you on Thursday esp. Hope the pain is minimal and you heal quickly again!!!

HUGS,
Coreen XOXO

Connie Barris said...

THAT is an AMAZING story of God's grace..... what a beautiful story.. thank you for sharing it... i can't wait to hear more....

blessings,

Jan said...

Great to read your post, Karin, sounds like your health system is similar to ours, and so many blessings for your family.
Trusting the dentist visit will go well.
With lvoe and hugs,
Jan

Glenda said...

A beautiful testimony to the God Who Provides!

Wendy said...

So happy your DIL is home and well once again! How sweet of that lady, a perfect stranger to help out in time of need. I love hearing stories like that. She truly is an angel.

Hope your upcoming dental work is over quickly with minimum pain.
Hugs

Mildred said...

Praising the Lord for your DIL's improvement and for the financial gift provided.
I will keep you in my prayers as you go for more dental work this week.
May God bless each of you.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Dear Karin,
I'm so happy to hear the good news. I'm glad Mel is doing well, and I pray for your son, I know he will find a job soon. Prayers are powerful, they are. That's why I want to encourage you to sign up for the A to Z challenge, and post those beautiful psalms. I'd love to read them every day.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your sweet note. You are a gem!

Doris

Marlene said...

Isn't it wonderful to have these things to be thankful for.

Karen said...

What wonderful blessings from Jehovah Jireh...

I LOVE violin music...I imagine this worship was a sweet sound to the Lord...

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Karin! I'm so very impressed. You knew it was a Tamora Rose!! My mother was born in Tamora, that's the reason I planted that specific species. You made my day.

Madi and Mom said...

Karin,
Thank you for visiting and your good wishes. I work at a University...once you are retired you are not allowed to return in a parttime position for 6 months. LOL
I expect by 6 months I'll be having way too much fun to even consider returning.
You have a beautiful blog.
Madi and Mom

Sandy said...

So much to be thankful for, isn't there. I always find your writings and comments so encouraging and uplifting. Thank you!

Mel said...

Thanks Mom for your post about the blessings that followed such a scary time for us!Still can't believe the gift from our new and unexpected friend. Can't talk about it without crying. We are humbled by your sacrifices too, in your willingness to always help us with the kids! They love their Oma and we love you too! Thank you again Mom, for being such a blessing to our family!