Dear God, show us the road
that you have chosen for us,
and give us the courage
to walk down it... Amen

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thank you...

The winner of my keepsake box ~give away~ is.....

from The Primitive Bucket...you should visit her lovely corner in blogland.


You have blessed us, O God, with the gift of friendship, the bonding of persons in a circle of love. We thank you for such a blessing: for friends who love us, who share our sorrows, who laugh with us in celebration, who bear our pain, who need us as we need them, who weep as we weep, who hold us when words fail, and who give us the freedom to be ourselves. Bless our friends with health, wholeness, life, and love. Amen.

I kindly thank each of you-

Pamela (beehindthyme)
Pam (basketsnprims)
Angie (simplethymeprimitives)
Harriet
Kimmie
Mountainview
Patti
Suzanne
Jill
Betzie
Debra Facer
Sharon
Tina
Jen
Mary
Lisa (black sheep)
Maggie
Elizabeth
Ter'e
Jackie
Lucia
Sher
Sherry
Deena
Trudy
Lori
Paula
Joleen
Virginia
Rondell
Wendy
Lana
Angie (quillysilly)
Lindanuts
for sharing your blessings...they are many!
And, another thank you to the sweet gals who posted my give away in their corner of blogland.
Yet another gratefulness...Deena encourages me, all of us in so many ways. Go over and visit her, and just say "Thank you".

Thank you all for the messages of concern about my headache. Just when I thought I was getting over it, yesterday afternoon, my cell phone rang...it's Cody, "Mom, I'm alright, but I've been in an accident". The call you never want, expect to receive. I ran to the barn, stopped in the middle of the road as Mark runs to the car. We make our way over toward the high school. The traffic situation there after school has always been a problem. All those "teenagers" trying to make their way through the "bottle neck"...at the same time. It's the most traveled, convenient route. I kept my cool, except for the complete shaking my body was going through-adrenaline???. I am most thankful no one was injured. The lady in front of him, slammed on the breaks to avoid the car in front of her. She was lucky, Cody was not. He said it was a horrible feeling, knowing it was going to happen, knowing there was nothing he could do to stop it. He veered to the right, to avoid her, which happens to be in the direction of the big concrete blocks on the bridge. He didn't hit the bridge. I know God had his hand on him. The damage was not bad to his little Ranger, but she was driving a "big" new Ford Expedition, so I'm guessing, it will cost a bit to fix hers. My biggest worry now, is, "what this will do to our already OUTRAGEOUS car insurance. I'm also most thankful the Officer working the accident happens to be a very dear friend of ours. Boy, he gave Cody a big lecture. One I think all kids should hear.
I think it didn't hit me until later, when I had time to really think about it. That bridge is very high. What if he'd gone over...the thought just kept picking my mind. I hate the accident happened, I'm just thankful God poured his Grace and Mercy on Cody.
Needless to say, I woke this morning with a splitting headache once again. Not to worry, I am still so very blessed. My pain will subside, there are so many who face pain each and every day.

6 comments:

Angie said...

Sherry, I am so glad Cody was spared any physical injury. I pray your insurance will not become uncontrolably out of reach. Congradulations to the winner! She has been blessed with a beautiful creation. I pray your headache will subside once again.
hugs, angie

theprimitivebucket said...

Sherri, Thank you , Thank you , Thank you!!! I am so honored to have been picked from the many sweet lades that entered!!! All of them have been blessed!!!

Thanks again,
Many blessings,
Joleen

Lori said...

Hey~~
I am glad that your son wasn't hurt! I know my kids are getting ready for the "driving stage"!! But Mom is putting on the brakes for now, so to speak! I am not ready for them to drive! Although I know my parents probably were not either! God's Hands are on your family! Keep the Enemy at a distance and bind him up in the name of Jesus! He owes you 10 fold now!

God Bless.....
Lori Hull

Suzanne said...

Oh goodness! So glad Cody was ok, but I'm sure the whole business didn't help with the headache.
Thank you for having a give away, and one that helped me focus on my many blessings.
Congratulations to Joleen!

SweetAnnee said...

Praying hard for you and all the family..
God is good..
love, deena

theprimitivebucket said...

Sherri, I have been trying to get on here to let you know I got my beautiful box on Sat and what a kind heart you have!! As soon as I opened the box and saw what you had added for my children I had tears!! What a wonderful soul you have, my son is thrilled with the Clone Trooper you sent, he played with it all evening and had another figurine that goes with that set, so Ash got into the action!! And the journal and note you sent for Ashley are just priceless and we will be filling that journal with lots of happy thoughts from now on!! And we all are sharing the candy!! And what a beautiful box and goodies with it. I am truly blessed to have found your blog and have been chosen as the winner!! I have won with your kindness and wonderful words.
Have a blessed day!!
JOleen