Thankful In April

April is coming to a close and it seems to have been a long month. This month has been filled with stress, because of my husband’s cancer diagnosis. But, I must look back at all the good things that happened this month. Focusing on the blessings is helpful and it’s the right thing to do.

April has been a beautiful month. Living in the mid-west is lovely and I love all the seasons here. We get a full-length Spring. It’s been mild and even cold a few days. We enjoyed a gorgeous April snow, even though it only lasted a few hours. The slow and gradual break-out of grass, leaves, and flowers makes me want to look out the window every morning.

This month was my vaccine month. (April 24-30 is also World Vaccination Week). I was able to safely receive both of my vaccines this month. Getting my Fauci-Ouchie has me prepared to feel safer going forward. I am desperate to visit my brand-new grandson, and being vaccinated will protect me if I end up flying or staying in hotels. If I travel with my husband for cancer treatments, we’ll either fly or stay in hotels.

“It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.” – Anonymous

April brought me to the pain medicine doctor who ordered my MRI of the back. Since he discovered pinched nerves going to the legs, he doubled my medication and it’s helping. Although I would rather not take so many pills, I’m grateful for the relief!

April was the due date of my grandson, but he came in March. I’m thankful that he is now almost 9 pounds and doing well. He is a cute one and I can’t wait to hold him. I’ve discovered that being a grandmother is a super-wonderful thing and I am eager to spend more time with my other grandchild, too!

What good things have happened in your life in April? I hope that we can all count our blessings today and everyday. When things are hard and days are full of bad news, I’m going to try and think a little more about what I’m thankful for.

I Thess. 5:18 – In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you

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