Friday, May 6, 2011

Food for Thought Friday: Thankful for Your Health

As I have been in fervent prayer for my sister over the past few days, I have realized that I need to be more thankful for my health. My sweet sister, Tammie, had surgery on Wednesday. They removed 1/3 of her colon and parts of her large and small intestines because of a blockage (her intestines were fused together). She has a 8-10 inch cut and staples and is in a LOT of pain. On top of it all, the also has really bad arthritis in her neck and back.  She hasn't been able to take the arthritis medicine for over a month (and won't be able to for another month because it could interfere with her healing from this surgery) and is having terrible muscle spasms as a result. They are unable to treat her for her arthritis because they are treating her for her surgery/Chron's.  Bless her heart...She is just the sweetest person, and it's heartbreaking knowing how much pain she is suffering through right now. Thank you for the prayers, and please keep them coming.

My "Food for Thought" this week...I want to encourage you to think about the last time you truly and meaningfully thanked the Lord for your health. There is so much in this life we take for granted, and this is definitely one of them.  Give Him thanks...

...Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. -Ephesians 5:20

1 comment:

Kae* said...

I thought of that same thing this week when I was having a negative day, that I need to realize how healthy I am, and that is a blessing. I will keep praying for your family, you and of course your sister.