Moving On Up

Dad’s move to Crosby was a great move.  The first blessing in this move was being accepted in to Crosby’s program.  We were hoping dad would be here because that meant he was a little closer to home and made visits from family and friends just a little easier.  The lake near by and the opportunity to fish didn’t hurt either.  The move to Crosby was a good one and dad continued to receive the therapy he needed to help further his healing.

Here are a few of the blessings from this phase of the journey…

1.  Dad getting in to the program in Crosby.

2.  Dad’s friends Andy and Sue Cairns gave him a good ole fashion fish fry out in the pavilion on the property.  Dad’s favorite food is fish and this really made his day.  Not to mention just the sweet fellowship with his friends.

3.  Dad was a little closer to home and was able to visit home a time or two.

4.  My sister Abigail continued to take dad to all his medical appointments.  I’m thankful that she was able to play such a significant role in Dad’s recovery.

5.  My sister Rachel and her kids were able to visit dad at least twice a week while he was in Crosby.

6.  Dad enjoyed seeing his grandkids a little more during this time.

7.  Dad was picked up by his friends and brought to his favorite Bible study during the week.

8.  Dad was able to share the gospel with one of his therapists who is a mormon.  She has since said that she would like to come to church with him and hear more about Jesus.

9.  My brother Caleb was able to get my dad’s garden up and running.  It’s impressive that he put in two gardens this year.

10.  The love, support, and prayers from friends and family continued to greatly pour in.  We were so blessed that people continued to walk this long journey with us.

11.  Dad had a great team working with him and they helped us really understand how to get dad’s home ready for his return.

12.  Abigail and her husband took the time to prepare dad’s house for his arrival.

There really are so many blessings through all of this.  God is faithful!  The toughest times don’t seem as tough when we keep our eyes on Him.  I love knowing that God will never leave or forsake us.  It’s a promise we can cling to.  God will come through.  His timing does look a little different than our own but He also sees things from a different perspective.  His vantage point is much greater than yours and I can promise you that no matter what you are facing right now… God has a plan.  He will come through!  He will be faithful to you.

…because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  ~Hebrews 13:5

Dear Father God, I cling to this promise today.  May I rest in the comfort of your arms knowing that you are doing a marvelous work.  Nothing and no one can thwart the work of your hands.  You are God!  You are faithful!  And in that I continue to rejoice!

Rejoicing in the Lord’s Work,

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