Blessings from God


Thursday, I worked in one of our rehabilitation facilities.  It was like any other day.  My boss sent me in to take care of a quick fix and I ended up finishing my day there.  On my way out of the rehab there was a woman walking into the facility with a family member.  They looked like they just arrived and were being dropped off by medical transport.  This got me thinking about Victoria and her days in the hospital.

As I was walking out to my car I had some trouble holding back the tears.  They started out as tears of sorrow for what my beautiful daughter had been through but they ended up a reminder of the blessings that God has given my family.  Aside from the obvious, that my daughter survived her accident and can not only walk but play a little softball as well, many other blessings came to mind.

When I needed to be available for her, I had enough time off to stay with her and enough money in savings to buy food, medicine, pay a few hospital copays and outfit her with the orthotic devices she required to get through each day.  My then fiancé, now husband was amazingly supportive of myself and my daughter.  Both of my parents were able to come and spend a little time with me in the hospital so I could take bathroom and food breaks.  It helped tremendously  knowing someone would be there if the doctor came in or, if Victoria needed something.

Not long before this, I realized that while I was a single mom, God provided the money I needed to support my girls, pay off by bills and pay for medical needs.  Then, when the money was no longer needed He took it away.  Sometimes, being blessed with just enough, doesn’t seem like a blessing when you’re going through the tough stuff but when I look back it’s easy to see that God gave me what I needed when I needed it.

God has blessed me with two wonderful young daughters, two amazing sons and the best husband a woman could ask for.   My wonderful friends, family and coworkers have served as my support and prayer partners for the past few years.  I thank God for all of you and the many blessings He’s given me.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11