Some may know this story. I apologize if you've tired of it but I never tire of remembering God's faithfulness! My daughter was involved in a car accident, an accident in which many rescue workers on the scene believed would result in fatalities. But God spared my daughter and her friend. The road to recovery could have been much longer for these girls yet they both keep impressing their doctors with the strides that they have made.
On Friday, my daughter and I will be going to NYC, a trip neither of us have ever made. This trip was planned early last Spring, before the accident, by my mother who wanted to take my sister and I, along with our daughters, on a NYC Girl's Trip. I was excited last spring as we planned. Today I am OVERJOYED. I am going to enjoy the time spent with my daughter, my niece, my sister, my mother and my grandmother so much more than I would have before the accident as I now have a much deeper appreciate for life and the relationships of those in my life.
Four months ago, as my daughter lay in the hospital bed, intubated, hooked up to monitors and iv's, this trip was furthest from my mind. If I had even thought of the trip it was with doubt that we'd even make it to New York City as planned. On June 4th, I cared little for our NYC trip, I only wanted my child to be well. But as she's quickly progressed, this trip has become much anticipated. Something to look forward to when the calendar seemed filled only with doctor appointments.
|Breanna on her birthday, 8/5/2012 (two months after the accident)|
So you see, this trip is a really big deal to me. It's a time to celebrate. It's a time to spend with my daughter and I will cherish every minute of it. It is also a time to build and strengthen my relationship with the women in my family.
Today I am so thankful for life, for family and for a God who continues to shower down blessings during both the joyous days and the hard days....and I will thank God for ALL my days.
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18