Saturday, November 1, 2008

Thanksgiving in Our Novembers!

Over the last few days, the boys and I have been talking about how November seems to be a significant month in our lives time and time again.

Today is the 2 year anniversary of daddy's passing. We remain thankful in the midst of grief. And for those who have asked... Yes, I do believe some of my accepting about his passing is directly related to having been at death's door before myself. And there was a dream as well. The dream came a week before he passed. I know that makes some uncomfortable... I don't always understand that myself. My daddy loved God. He rec'd the ultimate healing!

Tomorrow ( and the 9th) - hubby is preaching at our current church. While he has preached other places before - this will be his first time to do so here. We remain thankful for how we see God working here in G-town. (ohhhh to those in our group - you'll have a sub filling in for us tomorrow as I will be with hubby.)

Sunday, November 16th, hubby will be ordained as a pastor. And while we believe he has already been ordained by God long ago now... we are thankful for this next step.

November 1998 is when I came down with a rare form of pneumonia and our lives were changed forever. No question - we are thankful that our family did not remain the same.

November 1999, having been ill for a year... I became paralyzed from the neck down. I spent the whole month in-between two hospitals. Muscular Dystrophy wouldn't be diagnosed until later... I did receive a miracle in being able to move again. The battle would continue for 5 years. Again..... I cannot begin to tell you how thankful we remain for that time in our lives as hard as they were.

November 2000, we spent Thanksgiving with my folks in Galveston. I was able to get around some with a cane. I looked like an old woman standing there at the edge of the water having to be covered from head to toe.. Daddy wanted me to be able to spend some time with the boys on the beach... playing in the sand. He always thought I would die first. He had already been diagnosed with Parkinson's and Diabetes a few years before that.

This is just some of why I am thankful as I sit here..... For while we may not always understand why things happen the way they do - I am thankful for God's amazing love. For that's what life's moments are all about.

4 comments:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Ho wow Camey! I am getting little bits and pieces of your illness and God's healing. I can't wait to hear the whole story. But what an awesome month this will be! You can be sure my prayers have been and will be with you and your hubby. Man, is God awesome or what? May November be one thankful moment after another for you.

Camey said...

Bill,

We know and feel your prayers! No words can express our gratitude for them.

Yes, God is awesome! Even if these other things weren't happening this month - that fact would remain. Even if I had not been physical healed....

And we are thankful for you too!

M. Steve Heartsill said...

I'm hoping and praying that this November will be the most memorable yet...God has a great month ahead for you guys...all of you...and only God can get the credit for all He about to do!

Bill (cycleguy) said...

I totally agree with Steve and he hit the nail on the head. Only He can get the credit for what He is going to do. I know your family will do that Camey. God will be praised to the rooftops I am sure.