Multitude Monday: August 9

Late, but not completely missed this week...I'm back with Multitude Monday - things I'm thankful for. I have to admit - this has been, the toughest week of my life, so finding things to be thankful for has been an effort this week. Not that there aren't things to be thankful for....but sometimes the good are overshadowed by the not-so-good. they are:

#81. I used to wonder, because I'm so laid-back as a rule, whether the "mother-bear" in me would come out if I needed it to. It will. And it did. I'm thankful that God built that into me without me even knowing it was there.

#82. I'm thankful for this place:
My kids all went to camp last week and came back talking non-stop about the fun they had. I LOVE that they had an awesome camp experience this year - especially because camp was such a highlight in my growing up years!

#83. I'm thankful for this guy:

He was a 6-week-old stray that the vet took in and he needed a home or he'd be put down....I'm guessing this is no coincidence especially this week. My friend's mom even got him dewormed and vaccinated for us - another huge blessing.
My kids have named him Wasabi.
I call him "therapy-cat."

#84. I'm thankful for Habakkuk. I never knew you obviously...but I really hope to meet you someday my friend. God's Words through you have done more to heal my heart than you'll ever know. "Look at the nations and watch and be amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe even if you were told" (1:5) and "the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay" (2:3)

#85. I'm thankful for this book:
Her story is not my story...but it profoundly touches something in me that wants desperately to make sure I'm OK even when everything around me seems not OK. I read the library's copy and then ordered my own copy and now my copy is dog-eared and highlighted to death.

That's it.
I'll work my way back up to 10/week next week, hopefully.



Monica said...

Hey Cathy,
I'm sorry this week has been tough. I've had some pretty rough spots in my life and could pin point several months as the toughest in my life. I would do almost anything to avoid going through that again. My heart breaks to know that you may be experiencing dark days (and weeks). For me, gratitude was HUGE is getting me to put one foot in front of the other. There was nothing big to really be thankful for, but the little things added up and when ever I'd start naming them and thanking God for them my perspective would shift and everything looked a little brighter. I could go on with this story, but I'll leave it at that for now. Hang in there, my friend.