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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Today I'm Thankful For...

Hello dear friends~ I hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day.

Today, I'm feeling very thankful for the many blessings in my life. 

January was a hard month! My hubby had some health issues and has just returned to work. My oldest son also was having some health issues and he will have to have surgery in May.
And my DIL suffered a miscarriage.

Yet, through it all, we've seen God working and we've seen answers to prayer.

The day before Valentines Day, I had an appointment with my surgeon concerning the results of my surgery which I also had in January. Many of you might remember that I had asked for prayer.
I am happy to report that my doctor had good news for me; I don't have cancer. Everything was benign.

Now, after a year of tests, biopsies, and surgery, I am ready to get on with my life.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by. - Oatman

Today is a new day and I thank God that my future as well as my family's is in His hands.  Whatever our circumstances, we can trust God to take care of them.

"Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you." - Psalm 55:22

Because God cares about us, we can leave our cares with Him.

I will be joining Charlotte at Spiritual Sundays. Please stop by and visit her and all the inspirational posts others have to offer.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. I am so happy to hear that your test results are good! Thank the Lord...

  2. Not an easy time for your family. Very happy that your test results are good. Prayers for all.

  3. I am pleased your test results show you are healthy, and I said a prayer for health for your family.

  4. God bless you and yours, I'm happy for you, my father past away in October for a cancer, I have been praiing so much, but his destiny wasn't to go on with us.
    Big hugs!

  5. Such happy news about your surgery results! Praise the Lord - and glad to know your hubby is back to work. Ed was out of work, too, for 10 weeks and just after going back he had to have a skin eruption removed. They got it all and he is clear. The Lord being Lord in it all.

    I am sorry to hear of your DIL loss of the baby - and your son's upcoming surgery. May the Lord continue to be the great healer in all your lives . . .

    Joy in the Journey!

  6. You really do have the deepest faith and the best positive upbeat attitude, Sandi.

    It is inspirational to me - I am having a really high stress and way-too-busy-to-do-anything-I-really-want-to-do kind of week, and your post touhed my heart, thanks so much.

    Big hugs,


  7. Life is certainly never without challenges and tests to our Faith but God is faithful.
    Grateful that you have had good news regarding your health and so sorry to hear the news of your DIL..that is painful!
    Pray the health of your husband and son will be as blessed as your good news. Will pray for you and your family in our daily rosary.

    ~Sylvia Faye

  8. A very difficult month indeed. I am glad you had some good news. A very sad time for your DIL and son.

  9. So happy on your results and glad that everyone else is mending or will be soon.
    No matter how heavy our cross is, there are those who have ones that we could not begin to pick up. God is good.
    Blessings to you- Tete

  10. Hi Sandi,
    I am so glad you stopped by - I have missed you so much! Thank you for your kind words my dear friend - you always know what to say!
    Have a blessed day!

  11. I'm sorry you had such a tough January, I hope things improve from here on.I feel for you DIL.

  12. Hello Sandi
    I am happy for you my friend that your results show you do not have cancer. So many things happening with your family though, I'm sending prayers for all.

  13. Oh, praise the Lord for a good report. Answer to prayer, Sandi! I'm so thrilled for you and ask God to heal your family now.

  14. Hey PEI lady....can you hear me cheering. Prayer works. His promises are totally true. And I'm so thankful you're cancer- free. Praying for your family and your dil. Tons of hugs.

  15. January was not a good month for my family either! My father died tragically after a car accident! But God has been good even in the valley! So glad I have Him to lean on in these times!
    So sorry to hear about all those things! We serve a caring God as well who is familiar with our griefs and sorrows. And He's always got a listening ear no matter what time of day or night!
    Glad to hear that your test results came back clear!

  16. Oh Sandi - I'm so happy to hear you are clear of cancer! That's something to be truly thankful for - Praise the Lord!!
    Your dear family has gone through a rough patch lately - my heartfelt prayers are with you all.
    May Christ gently comfort you over losing such a precious little life, and may He graciously heal your beloved and husband and son!
    love and hugs..Trish

  17. I am so pleased you are now well Sandy,and that your family are alright,although not a pleasant experience to go through especially a miscarriage. Prayer is always so comforting.
    xx jeanetteann

  18. Sandi,
    I am so happy to hear that your tests turned out okay! And you and your family will be in my prayers.
    I am trying to resolve my own health issues and one test leads to another and another and another.....


  19. So glad that all your test results were good. It is hard going when so many things happen in your life at once. Blessings and peace to your family and you.

  20. Reading your post brought tears to my eyes. I'm so glad you've had the arms of our everlating Father to hold you during your difficult times. I'm happy that your Dr.
    appointment brought great news. God still has many purposes for you to fulfill. Blessings!

  21. I'm so glad you got good results from your surgery Sandi. And, I'm sorry for your daughter-in-law's loss. You've had a rough year and yet you continue to praise God. May He continue to bless you and yours with good health. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Blessings and hugs, Pamela

  22. I'm so happy for your good report and pray God's blessings on you and your family.
    At first I thought the Pink Saturday was the post you had linked on S.S. and then I realized it was this one.
    Thank you for sharing on Spiritual Sundays.

  23. It certainly has been a rough winter. Everything you and the folks leaving comments has said about God's faithfulness is true.

    I was finally able to breathe a sigh of release a bit ago. Instead of wise words I have cheerful pictures for you. Stop by for some joy.

  24. Hello Sandi,
    How good that Jan. is over.
    Happy for your good health news. My heart goes out to your dil & son. This happened to my dil & son too. It affects the whole families.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia
    p.s I like your pretty blog....

  25. God bless you and your family. You have really been in the desert! But praise God for His faithfulness.

  26. Oh joy! Such good news. Your January sounds trying. I'm praying for your DIL--how heartbreaking. I'm sure your momma-heart is hurting for your son and daughter-in-law as well as hurting for the lost grandchild, too.

  27. It is hard sometimes, but glad to see you are giving God the glory.

  28. Lovely post...and so uplifting even when you have been tried to the max. I needed your inspiration, thank you.

  29. Sorry for the burdens on your heart lately but I am joyful for your good news. The Lord heals our spirit.

  30. What an answer to prayer indeed! I have just seen this post. God is good! All the time! The fervent prayer....avails much! I am sorry about the other issues, especially the miscarriage, but will rejoice with you that there are blessings as well as difficult issues, and a renewed vision for fulfilling God's purpose with your life.


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