Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thankful Thursday


It rocked us with a 5.4 magnitude. I am very thankful that we were spared of any injury or structural destruction. I am also thankful that the damages all around the county are solvable.
Remember my grandson, Joshua? Earlier he was diagnosed with some developmental speech problems and is currently undergoing speech therapy. The therapist instructed his parents to write down every word that he utters without any prompt. Yesterday, I almost shouted with glee when he said "Grannie, come," on his own. And not only once, but many times during the length of time that his brother, Jacob, and he were with hubby and me.
I am thankful that I am almost right when I said that his speech development is just slower than his brother's. I am sure he'll be more talkative than his Kuya (Big Brother) to make up for lost time.
I am thankful that I gave in to Patrick's invitation for hubby and me to come and join him and his group in their Bible Study night. The topic was on forgiveness. After the session I feel relieved with the thought that I had been enriched with the knowledge of what true forgiveness means and entails.
The session also taught me that the messages in the Bible are universal. It is just a matter of interpretation.
I am thankful that my three little boys have all grown up to be men: God loving, good husbands, great dads, responsible sons.

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15 comments:

Nancze said...

Hi Princess. What a joy to catch up with you. I do hope you are feeling well I fully understand about emotional highs and lows lately. What a thrill for you about Joshua! God truly blesses. I was thrilled to see your visit. I did a little game a friend tagged me with and I am tagging you. I hope it's ok. It's on my 7-30th post. It's ok if you don't want to do it though. I know it's a long time since I visit and I'm only posting weekly, but it makes for a more interesting post having some things to tell. lol. I'll always drop in though, hopefully more often. Love and ~hugs~

Lynn said...

Hi Girl,

We were shook up in Temecula. Where do you live.

Loved your list and your thankfulness. Have a great Thursday.

Denise said...

Praise God for keeping you safe in the earthquake. Great news about Joshua.

Kristi said...

I'm thankful that you are okay. I live in Texas but we were very concerned for all of you. Blessings to you!

Serendipity said...

Glad to hear you are safe from the earthquake. Happy to know Joshua is fine. Oh yes, I agree with you. He could ended up being the talkative one later on. That's what happened to my cousin too.

Pia said...

thank God you and your family were safe. God bless you.

Homesteader in Training said...

Wonderful things to be thankful for. My 3 year old isn't talking as soon or as well as his older brother did at this age either. But they are all different and we know he won't be 25 and unable to communicate lol. He was a breeze to potty train though. Just took one week and 2 accidents. I can't say that for my other 2 lol.
Blessings,
Kim

Nancie said...

Thank God for keeping you and family. Must be so lovely to see your little grandson called you! Thank God for helping him in his speech development. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Take care and God bless!

Tammy said...

Praise God for your grandbabies & the godly men your sons turned out to be. God is faithful...God is good!

Tammy
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/mominmi

Tänia said...

WOW! So much to be thankful for! I learned along time ago that I serve a God that is much more intelligent and has healing powers! When the medical team told us our little granddaughter was not going to make it, being born 12 weeks premature, and if she did, she would have all these problems, I turned it over to my Lord! And thankfully, at 5 years of age, she is right there with the rest of the girls! She has no abnormalities at all! PTL!

Thank you for sharing today!

Tänia of http://weirblessed.com/faithprints/?p=355

BP said...

Hi, You have a nice list. I'm glad you gained new things rom your Bible study.

Michele W. said...

What a sweet Thankful post. Thank you for sharing.

A happy heart at home said...

Praise the Lord for your safety, your grandson's words, and the blessing you received from the Bible study!

You wrote about your sons: I am thankful that my three little boys have all grown up to be men: God loving, good husbands, great dads, responsible sons.

That's wonderful! Another praise to our God!

~Susan

A happy heart at home said...

Praise the Lord for your safety, your grandson's words, and the blessing you received from the Bible study!

You wrote about your sons: I am thankful that my three little boys have all grown up to be men: God loving, good husbands, great dads, responsible sons.

That's wonderful! Another praise to our God!

~Susan

Colored Heart said...

I praise God for your safety. God's hand was with you and your family. I also thank God with you for your grandson, your "forgiveness" biblical encounter and for your family who are all walking in the Light. May the outpour of God's riches inspire you to live more for His glory. You are truly blessed sweet LOLA-GRANNIE! :)