This is more of a personal post today. I always get a bit sappy, reflective and sentimental around this time of year...so bare with me. Plus- I've been sick for over a week and have had allot of time on my hands to watch the world scurry by as I observed and took time to appreciated all that I often am to busy to give thanks for.
Good health, wonderful family, friends and neighbors, food to eat, a place to call home, a car to drive, a bed to rest my head, a God who loves me!!! The list is endless!
Being sick really stinks, but the blessing is that it forced me to slow down and stop flat in my tracks and step off the merry go round for a bit. Man I needed that! Life just gets so dang hectic with all the little things...going here, going there...it adds up even when we try to ward against it. There are things to do , people to see, places to go!
Remembrance: I want to share a bit about what it is I am thankful for and the journey or remembrance I've been on recently. I was reflecting on where we've been and where we are now. Life sure has it's twists and turns and for us the ride has never been boring. In fact it has at times been like a roller coaster that seemed to have no end. It's had it's drops and turns where I felt like I had to hold on for dear life with every ounce of strength that I had. Our last real roller coaster ride began prior to moving to Oregon a year and a half ago. We made our transition from all that and whom we hold dear in Washington to move to Oregon. God has met us here in many ways and leads us on in Life and Ministry by trial and error and often bumps, bruises sometimes tears and utter frustration!
Women are referred to Bambinos by the local Resource Center, police department and by word of mouth. The gal who founded Bambinos is driven and compassionate. The two of us have just clicked and it just feels like a God Thing! I am so excited to get connected with Beth and see what the Lord wants to do through this ministry. I have already been blessed to have had the opportunity to deliver items to two different families in need. My heart breaks and longs to encourage those who need a hand up in life...sometimes it is just the little things that make a big difference and give someone Hope. More than anything this ministry is an avenue of Grace to show families that people care and God's compassion has no boundaries. I am humbled and so grateful for Gods provision and Love.
Wishing you a day of Thanks and Giving...