Sometimes….okay, most all the time, the Lord completely blows me away with His goodness and love. It shouldn’t. I mean the Bible says He loves us….why do we forget?

Take this for instance: I was sick this week—yucky down in the bed–bathroom—sick. And my dear sweet man brought me drink (sprite), my Mama Doodle brought me better drink (ginger ale), and then my sweet man brought his lunch in from the “camp cafeteria”….are you gettin’ the picture…or should I say, are you smellin’ the smell??? To a sick person—this was –this was—okay, right now, the worse word for this can’t come to my brain, very possibly because it has left me! But it was bad. Trust me.

But what does the Lord do? He reminds me of the fact that I have Vick’s Vapor ointment—put it on a Q-Tip —and you get the picture. Even better than that—when my Mama Doodle brought me the drink, she brought a sweet gift from her sweet girl (who is far away in a distant land teaching children)….a softly scented candle—lightly scented of chocolate and vanilla. I knew that as soon as I was well, this candle would possibly be eaten. But right now, I just needed it to take the smell of cafeteria spaghetti from my nose!

And so it was. I took the lid off, set it on my bedside table and let the aroma fill my room. Of course, even the sweet smell could only be tolerated for a short period of time. After my next trip to the bathroom, the lid went back on. But it served the purpose. Smell obliterated.

BUT then today, as I was finishing the “getting ready” for work process…my sweet man, came to give me my morning hug…and he obliterated the smell of cafeteria spaghetti once again, when he held me close and prayed to our Father in heaven for strength to return to my body and protection over my day, and he blessed my day—-then wrapped it up with a sweet “I love you”. Girls, the make-up had to be “touched-up” because I became a puddle and you KNOW that is better than ANY present on this earth. And I told him so.

Thank you LORD for the kindness of others. For Your infinite love and mercy—for YOUR healing power—for I KNOW there were those precious ones praying! Thank You for forgiveness—for showing me DAILY that YOU love me always—and are always here for me.

For more thankfuls—random hearts—visit IRIS!

About Angie Knight

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22 responses to “Gratitude

  • Cheryl

    Angie,How awesome! You are so correct. Your man couldn’t have given you a better gift!Blessings!Cheryl

  • Laurel Wreath

    Hope you feel better soon girl!!

  • Denise

    Awwwwwwwwww how sweet……. A tender hearted man is the strongest man I know and a tender hearted man is the next best thing to the Father God……. I did not know a tenderhearted man until Dennis and oh my how they will warm your heart…….. I am so glad you are better and I am so glad that you had such wonderful caregivers around you!

  • eph2810

    Oh, I am glad that you are doing better. I should have checked in with you – I am so sorry. I just thought you needed some time away to regroup, so I didn’t think of not checking in when nothing popped up in my reader…please forgive me…I would have prayed for you getting better…((((hugs))))Iris

  • eph2810

    PS: Thank you for taking the time to share your grateful heart with us…Blessings to you and your precious family.

  • Denise

    Such a sweet gift from hubbys heart. I am praying for you dear.

  • Pia

    glad you’re doing better, angie. what a blessing to have your dear sweet man with you. God bless you more.

  • mamasmurf

    So glad that you are feeling better – God sent your man to keep you well – His love is with us forever!

  • lori

    Do you know how many women PRAY for men like yours??? What a blessing and I’d have been a puddle too!!You ARE the answered prayer…and you know it! I’m so glad you are back to your ol’ Angie self…you ARE sounding much better!!!Isn’t it funny how GOOD you feel after you are sick???Have a WONDERFUL Thursday….hugs!!lori

  • Gina's Public Diary

    I believe your husband is a keeper! I’m glad you’re better!

  • Darlene

    So glad you are feeling better.Have a fabulous day!Blessings,Darlene

  • Nise'

    You are too good with words.. I could almost smell the smell! LOLI am so glad that you are feeling better and bless that man of yours!

  • Kristi

    Wow! Fantastic list, thanks for sharing the blessings.

  • Susan

    Hey Angie,I’m so sorry you’ve been so sick. I pray you are getting much stronger, daily.What a beautiful testimony of your hubby and mom’s great love for you.Thanks for joining us today♥

  • Tracy

    What a precious, precious hubby you have. That would have made me Puddle, as well! Thank you so much for sharing this sweet blessing today! Tracy = )

  • Laurie Ann

    Bless your heart! I hope you’re feeling better and better. Those smells sure don’t help, but the thought and love behind the givers mean so much. Happy Thankful Thursday!

  • Susanne

    Isn’t it great to have our Lovin’ Man take care of us from time to time? You definitely have a lot to be thankful for!! Hope you are better soon!! 😉

  • Kim

    First, I’m so sorry you’ve been sick!Second…awe..what a sweet man.Third…hope you are feeling much ….much..better.Blessings friend.Kim~

  • southmsmomof4

    As the others have said…sorry to hear you have been sick. I pray to God that you are feeling better because this sounded like a bad sickness. Now what a great man you got there girl! Thank the Lord for a man who knows how to give the best kind of gift. I would of had to redo my make-up too 🙂Thanks for sharing.Be blessed,Stacy

  • Peculiar

    Angie,Though you were sick, this was just so precious. God is good, isn’t He? Boy, even when we’re sick, when we CHOOSE (that’s what you did) to focus on His goodness and the goodness He works through others, it changes our mood, mind, and perspective. I really enjoyed reading your post, and I pray that you feel better soon.

  • Mary

    Hope you’re feeling better soon. That candle sure sounds nice. Thanks for sharing. Blessings

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