Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

God is so faithful! And, I love sharing his faithfulness with you....my faithful readers. I have been sleeping in my own bed every night now. There are moments that I wish he were beside me...but God is so good to be there beside me.

To share another answer to prayer.....I was getting ready to take a shower Tuesday night, I let the water run for a minute before I got in and when I stuck my foot in....I thought it would freeze!!! I waited a little bit longer, knew no one else had taken a shower yet, turned it all the way to hot.....ta da!!! No hot water. I called Jay and he and Mark came over and looked at it. It was shot. History. But Mark volunteered to put it in, all I would have to do is buy one. Friends, I had hot water by the next afternoon! And he got a great deal on one...a bigger one!!!! I was so happy. I appreciate him doing that for me.

Something I am learning more and more....well it started in a devotion.....that I am not to let unexpected shake me up. The devotion said that "He is the same....." so when unexpected, unwanted things come into our lives that we are to rest in Him and know that he is still at work in our lives. That we are okay. So when the water heater went out, yeah, I kind of started letting it bother me, then I remembered....its okay...it isn't the end of the world. Focus on what God wants me to learn out of this. I believe there is a lesson in everything. Focus. I did. And it was alright. I was alright. I slept fine that night. Knowing it was in God's hands.

Then Wednesday night Rach had a softball game. And she made an awesome play! Caught a grounder to second backhanded, ran to second and threw it to first. Had there not already been 2 outs she would have made a double play. Now, mind you, this is the little girl that John and I used to get a chuckle from because she loved softball so much, but we just didn't think she had it in her!!! She so surprised everyone! I told her I knew that daddy saw that and his mouth was still hanging open from surprise! Awesome play!!!!

Tonight we went to Isaac's baseball tournament in Piedmont. We were down 4-2. We were struggling a bit and Isaac got up to bat, hit a grounder, hard to short stop....short stop bobbled it, and he made it to first. It seemed that that was the turning point for the game. One after another the guys were hitting great hits, or the pitcher was walking them. We were coming into home base one after another. We ended up winning 8-4!!!! I told him that he just made the team know they could do it!!!


I just want to mention a thank you to Western Lawns. They are doing a fabulous job on my lawn. It looks so good. More than I imagine. Thank you so much.

Also, I just found out that they have set up a trust fund for my kids as SNU. A scholarship fund. It is called the 'Griffis Children Educational Trust Fund.' I don't know too much about it, but if you are interested in donating you can mail a check to SNU at 6729 NW 39th Expwy, Bethany, OK 73008. Your donations will be divided equally among each of the kids' accounts, and can be used by the kids for any college's costs and not just SNU. If you have any questions call David Long. I consider that an answer to prayer. I couldn't imagine, or even dream of sending my kids there if they hadn't set that up. Thank you SNU and all who donate.

I want to also thank all of you who support me, who are wrapped around my life and my family. Who have taken me under your wings and helped me through this journey. It is because of you, and the help of our Lord, that I am where I am. I will survive because of the love and prayers that you give to me.

Thanks again...I love you all,
Saundra

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Saun (sb)

You're sounding chipper today. That's great!

Anonymous said...

Saundra,
I'm glad today was a good day, and may you have many more.
Love and Prayers.

Anonymous said...

You are sounding so much stronger, with God's help and some rest in a real bed. You are doing great. Still praying for you and the children. Pat Mc

Anonymous said...

It is awesome to watch the day by day growth you're experiencing. It would seem that "hope" has become more than just a nice word to you. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that your countenance has been much brighter in the last month. When I see you, you just carry yourself in a more "hopeful" posture. It's great to see!

Anonymous said...

Reading about your progress makes me want to sing, "Our God is an Awesome God, He reigns over heaven and earth..."

Rejoicing in the ways God is transforming you into the person He wants you to be. You are growing so much in Him, it is exciting to read about.

Praise the Lord!

Todd said...

Hi Saundra,
Just wanted to tell you how proud I am of you and to hopefully make you smile. Just "rescued" a terrier mutt that is already named Benji and looks like the Disney dog. First day worked out well - I think we have a keeper. Reminded me of your dog ... Love and good thoughts to you and your family -