Posted by shirley on 7/22/2017, 8:11 am, in reply to "Sat Grats - whatcha thankful for ?"
Hello friends, have missed you all so much. |
this new condo...truly simplifies my life. Everything I need pretty much is in house - mail, beautiful laundry facility, exercise room, library, snack room with change machine, crushed ice machine, party room, pool. This is a high rise condo community situated on a hill, very secluded in my favorite part of Chattanooga. There are 95 units here but you'd think it was a small place because the folks are so sweet and friendly. There's a lot to do here if I want to get involved, or very quiet and peaceful if I just want to be alone. I am going to join a Bible study here and have met a lot of other residents already and everyone is so friendly. My condo is finally put together for the most part and I love being here. My patio needs some furniture but right now it is TOO hot to sit out there anyway, so that can wait. I have wanted to live here for years and am grateful to now have my home here. God has been so good to me.
My house selling the first day at $10,000 over the asking price, then this perfect-for-me 1 bedroom condo on the 1st floor coming open and everything falling into place, down to all the help I had packing and unpacking, moving and staying with a dear friend for a month while my stuff was in storage. God's hand has never been so obvious to me. So thankful for every providential detail.
My sweet family...and all their help.
Finally joining this church I have been attending for 19 months now. Ready to be "all in" now.
In some ways, the last 6 months have been the hardest months of my life, but God has truly used this time for the good and has taught me so much. So grateful that with God, nothing is wasted...he can redeem anything that comes and bring good. He is so faithful.
I miss my dad so much, every day but I am so grateful he is home with Jesus and mom, and out of the suffering he had to endure the last month of his life.
That my care-giving days are over and I can relax and see what God has for me now. I had no idea it would be 10 years...but it truly was a labor of love and I would not change anything. Krista told me years ago that when dad was gone, I would be grateful for every thing I did, no matter how hard or long. Sweet friend, your advice was a Godsend. I am not left with regrets but a sense of gratitude that I spent this time loving on the 2 folks that meant the world to me. So thank you, Krista. There were many times when I was tired and weary and wanted to let someone else take over their care, but your words kept coming back to me, and I didn't give up. Thankful.
All of you. Starting my day with a gratitude list for years now has been a task I don't want to miss or take for granted. It is a sweet way to start my day on a positive note, with a great group of sweet friends. I love you.
Grateful to be back.