Thursday, November 8, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Flipping through channels last week, I ran across that WEtv show Crossing Over with John Edwards. Not quite sure about the programs's validity, however this particular episode was of keen interest. The host was speaking with a father in the audience who had lost his 4-year-old son to brain cancer 12 years prior. After speaking with the mother via on-air telephone, John asked why she wasn't there, and she said that it was more important for her husband to go because he still mired in unrelenting guilt & blame. John asked her why she didn't feel that way, what advice could she offer to other parents that go through this, and she simply said, "Always blessings, never losses."

That statement took everyone's breath away.

The courage to think & believe that is miraculous, isn't it? After suffering in the most emotionally painful way, this mother found her grace. Such trust & faith in God's goodness despite torrential pain. Even when The Plan doesn't make sense, isn't right, isn't fair, alas, we are still His. [big sigh] Working on understanding that.

A song was written about it, too. You can download that here.

Today I'm thankful for the blessings. What are you thankful for?

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