If you've been reading LwL for a while, you'll know that 2012 hasn't been the best year for me. And, not just because I wasn't physically able this year, to bake/decorate birthday cakes for most of my family!
Between work being slow at the beginning of the year, and being unable to work much over the last four (4) months, it hasn't been the best year for me, financially.
Physically, it hasn't been the best year, either.
Feeling ill during the beginning of the year, didn't help. Then, becoming violently ill at the beginning of September, which led me to having the first (1st) of two (2) surgeries.
Of course, with not healing properly from the September surgery, it was unfortunate, but necessary for me to have the second (2nd) surgery, on December 20th. On short notice!
While I still have stitches, a drainage tube and pain from time to time, I am grateful that God helped me through the initial excrutiating pain I experienced, immediately after surgery. And, I am grateful for the two (2) nurses who gave me advice on how to cope with the pain, by using increased amounts of Ibuprofen. May God bless each of you.
I must say that all in all, I am grateful that 2012 is coming to an end!
Even so, I am thankful to all who were supportive of me, this year. Especially, for those who prayed for healing for me. Thank you. May God bless each of you.
I am grateful to each of you, who have been reading and following Life with Lynnie. For caring about me, and praying for me. May God bless each of you.
In addition, I must say that I am thankful to all who came to my side, in providing meals for me, when I wasn't able to do so for myself. For this, I will be eternally grateful.
You know who you are. I thought about listing names/initials, but decided to not do this, in case I accidentally left someone out. May God bless each of you.
Of course, I am grateful to both my daughters and their families, for the loving support and help I've received from them. Especially, since I couldn't drive myself for most of the last four (4) months.May God bless each of you.
God commanded us to be thankful in all things, but it isn't always easy. Especially, when a person feels they are suffering.
Still, I thought of 1 Chronicles 29:13, "Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name."
In reflection, I can say that while 2012 was a rather stressful and difficult year, God has truly blessed me. And, for this, I am grateful.
I thank You, Lord for helping me through. And, I praise You... in all things. Hopefully, you will also, my friend.
So, to each of you
that God will bless you
throughout 2013, and always!
Happy New Year!
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