Sunday, December 27, 2009

And lest you not forget...

Dear Erin-

This year has been one that I know you will forget in the future year.  The reason I know this is because...well you have forgotten the finer details of every year so far.  We aren't sure if it is becuase of the fast pace that you choose to run your life or an early bout of alzheimer's, but none the less writing some things down to remind yourself of 2009 is a good idea.

Don't ever forget the health of your children during this year.  How the doctor still doesn't know at least one of your children because they are so rarely unhealthy and how even if there were a medical necessity there was insurance to provide for those needs.  And never forget how your husband was able to find the medication necessary to take the pain away from his long term injury.  How he lost weight only because he was able to move again, and how even though he frustrates you at times - has been more active with the girls enjoying the pool and wrestling on the carpet with them without wincing in pain.

Please don't ever forget how you were blessed with more work than you needed at times.  Not only for yourself but for your husband as well.  For the different training opportunities that you both had to furthur your jobs and the many customers that you were blessed to have been brought your way.  This has not always been the case.  And in the grand scheme of things this has been a rather easy year financially.

Don't forget how you never had a vehicle in the shop.  There was never a need for major repair or accidents regarding a vehicle.

Don't forget how this year we didn't bury anyone in our family or group of friends and how at this very moment  you don't have to worry about a terminally ill friend or family member.

Don't forget how your children served those in need this year.  How our church provides opportunities for them to actually show others how God loves them through acts of kindness and serving.  Never forget how happy this made them and how proud you were that they were so wonderful towards others who were in need. 

Don't forget how God orchastrated the sale of a home and timing of Sean's settlement to show that even when Sean was in pain and we questioned His goodness, He had a plan.  This still remains something that you are in awe of this year.

God has been good, that is no doubt.  We don't deserve his goodness in our lives, marriage and family.  We are blessed beyond measure and give GOD the glory!

Praise Him in 2010!



andrea said...

what a beautiful perspective! God is so good!