I will start out with a word of thanks to my hubby for suggesting that we take a little ride this morning and go see if we could find some of the elusive "Scrub Jays" in the woods. We rode over to the same place where we cut our Christmas tree this past December (click HERE for THAT story), as we knew this was a good place to see the Scrub Jays in their natural habitat. And sure enough, we found not just one, but two Scrub Jays flying around the scrubby trees and calling to us in a raspy voice.
Earlier this week some dear friends of ours were involved in an automobile accident...thankfully no one was hurt, but their vehicle was disabled and they needed a ride back home. We were thankful that we happened to be home when they called us, and that our schedule was clear so that we could go pick them up. Looking at their car, we rejoiced that our friend was able to steer the car out of the path of the oncoming truck enough so that the impact was not on the driver's door, but thankfully on the back passenger door...where no one was sitting. Also thankful that the side airbags deployed, cushioning our friend from injury. And also thankful that it wasn't our friend's fault!!! Now praying that they will be able to settle with the insurance company soon and be able to replace their car without much delay.
This truly made us all stop and give thanks to the Lord for His protection over our friends, as well as over all of us. We never know when we leave our homes in the morning if we will return home again safely.
Thankful also for the special ways the Lord answers long sought prayers in our lives...some that are "unspoken" prayers that can't really be talked about...but yet we wish to acknowledge that we recognize God's hand at work in some marvelous places and ways that will bring joy and happiness to others in the days and years to come.
Thankful for this lovely little "New Zealand Tea Tree" blossoming in the Secret Garden...it brings a smile to my face when I see these delightful little flowers blooming up at me!
Thankful for good friends, family, and good health, and for God's provision for our lives every day.