Sometime in our early marriage, Justin and I had a pastor speak truth into our relationship. He taught us we needed to be grateful for the life we have and give thanks for everything even when we can't find the positive in the situation. This is so key to understand, particularly with a sick spouse or a difficult life circumstance it is important to think positive because none of us deserve the life we have. Jesus died on a cross and took on all the pain and sin we deserve and he washed us clean...meaning there is eternal life for those who believe in Christ Jesus. For me, especially on hard days, I try to remember this verse in Ephesians 5:20: "And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ"
|Here is my dad in Miss Deon the Neon.|
Today, I have one huge thing to be thankful for! A new car that will keep me safe and will be a great little car to re-learn how to drive again in. I have not had my license taken away from me, instead I just listened to my body and knew that if there was a pedestrian, my brain signals would not make it to my foot in-order-to put on the breaks before hitting the poor person in the crosswalk.
I have driven occasional short distances over the past 1.5 years so it is exciting I am even thinking about driving again. Thank you so much to my Aunt Robin and Uncle Dave. Also, thank you Dave Rikalo and Justin for driving the car down from Seattle for me. Now when I feel safe to drive I will have a small car to do so in!