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Monday, November 23, 2015

Gratefulness + An Update

Happy already-Monday-of-Thanksgiving-week! It's so hard to believe that 2015 is tying up its loose ends and will be hitting the road here soon to allow 2016 to make its grand entrance. Are ya'll ready?
 
With Thanksgiving in the air, there really is so much to be grateful for:
 
I'm so thankful that Hunter and I have the ability to provide food and shelter for our little family.
 
I'm thankful for our rowdy pups that keep us on our toes and frustrate us about 50% of the time.

I'm so sooo thankful for our parents who were tremendous helpers his past weekend in our youth's yard sale.
 
I'm thankful for sweet friends who really know how to rally around us and love on us.
 
I'm thankful for our ministry with teenagers - life is always exciting with them!
 
I'm thankful for our sweet Savior, who really has no reason to love me but does so tremendously.
 
I'm thankful for prayers, because they are so powerful.
 
He really does adore his mother :)

Speaking of prayers, I want to share some news and some thank-you's. Last week, I asked for prayers on a vague topic that I would soon share when the time was right. Today is that time. A couple of weeks ago, we received the news that my sweet MIL has been diagnosed with early stages of bone marrow cancer. To say we were shocked is an understatement. We all fully believed that she had an auto-immune disease and were ready to hear the news for that.
 
Not so much for the other news.
 
Nonetheless, that is the news that was given and such is life. We wanted to share with our families first before I shared the news on here. With that, I want to ask for continued prayers - prayers that peace and strength will continue to surround us as we are only in the beginning stages of this battle. Please be in prayer for my MIL - she's one hell of a woman and so strong, so just pray for her. I love her like she's my own mother.

Thank you to all of those that have prayed, that have asked about her, that have made sure we're okay. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts - we are completely humbled by the love that people have shown towards her, and towards us. But more so for her... She's the fighter here!
 

A Grateful Heart with Ember Grey
 
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5 comments:

  1. Oh man, Kelly. I'll be praying for your MIL! I've seen God do powerful things with cancer!

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  2. Oh, Kel. Prayers! Continued prayers!!!

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  3. Loved reading about all the things that fill your heart with thanksgiving!! So sorry to hear about that unexpected news. I will be praying for your MIL and family!! *Hugs*

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear this, Kelly xx All the prayers x

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