Psalm 67:1-2 says, May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us.
My Mom looked for ways God was blessing her even in the midst of having terminal cancer.
To share with you how Mom looked for blessings, this picture was taken the day we found out Mom had stage 4 gastric cancer. Mom asked someone to take this picture of us. At the time, a picture was the last thing I was in the mood for, but now I’m so glad I have it!
After we left Mom’s doctors appointment my brother, and sister and I took Mom to lunch. Then my sister and I took Mom to Lifeway Bookstore so she could get some thank you cards to send to people.
After we got home, Mom said, “This has been the best day! I had so much fun!”
I quickly replied, “Mom you just found out you have stage 4 gastric cancer. Not the best day!” We laughed, but Mom looked for the blessings.
Over the next 7 weeks of her life, Mom found blessings everywhere. Cards from friends and loved ones were blessings. The sun shining was a blessing. When people brought food for us to eat that was a blessing.
Everyday Mom found something that caused her to see blessings. I can’t begin to tell you how that has changed my life. And not just mine, but our whole family.
We cherish the moments we’re together more than ever! Just yesterday, we spent time as a family at the pumpkin patch. My sweet Daddy and Janet had been planning this for weeks and Dad was so excited for us to spend some quality time together. And I’m reminded that that is a blessing!
And in case you’ve never met this little blessing, (and if you’ve been reading my blog for long you know I’m CRAZY over him) Colt Allen is our grandchild and my husband and I think he’s one of the best blessings the Lord has ever given us! 🙂
So today, let me encourage you to start looking for the blessings because they are ALL AROUND YOU!
Do you ever look for blessings during difficult seasons of your life?