Thursday, January 15, 2009
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."
We have shared before about how God has blessed us through this journey. We decided to share some specifics. It's dangerous, because when we mention some of the people, we'll exclude others. But we thought you needed to know how blessed we are.
In no particular order, here are a few examples. Our friend Jim, in the midst of his own trials in his family, has let us borrow his car. It's a nice car that rides real smooth, so Tammy doesn't have to drive the milkshake machine on wheels. It's very strenuous to drive our little Toyota, and when energy is at such a premium, not having to fight the car makes a huge difference. His generosity is greatly appreciated.
David's DM, Ty, has a great knack for keeping things in perspective. When David is stressed about things going awry in the office, or the paycheck being lower than expected, Ty knows how to calm him down. He has become far more than a mentor or a supervisor in the three-plus years that David has worked with him. He is a close friend.
Our pastor, Brian, also has a humble way of encouraging. He has a great expression: "What's good is God; the rest is me." While we cannot possibly deny that God is the source of all good, we know that He has used Brian to encourage us and lift our spirits. His common sense advice when things look darkest has uncommon value to us. He is a gift to our family.
Our friend, Gerianne--Tammy's "wingman"--is the one who has organized the bone-marrow drive. That drive may or may not find the match for Tammy. But the energy Gerianne (pictured with Tammy) has put behind the drive, and all she has done to be there for Tammy at work and for both of us with her friendship, shows a love that is priceless.
We could go on. Every day, God blesses us in a new way, constantly reminding us that He is in control, that He loves us more than we can comprehend, and that He "is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine." (Ephesians 3:20)
We hope you have this same peace and blessing through whatever trials you have in your life.