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-
Lisa (black sheep)
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.