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So thankful!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I have so many things to be thankful for right now:
Last week my son was diagnosed as lactose intolerant. The poor kid has been sick for years and our old doctor just ignored my concerns. We found a new doctor who is really into nutrition. She made the diagnosis, I cut out all the dairy from his diet, and he is feeling a ton better. I have even lost a few pounds since I have also cut out dairy! emoticon
My husband was technically "saved" years ago but has not been walking with Christ. Well that has changed and he has grown so much in the last couple of weeks. He has stepped up as the leader of this family and I couldn't be happier. Well except that he has cut my book budget and spending emoticon But all to God's glory!
There's another significant area of change in my life that I can't say too much about yet. There's a few people I need to talk to face to face before I go public with it. Anyway, it was a scary change but I took a step of faith and it has resulted in immediate benefits to my family. This change has helped with my hubby's spiritual step and I think my daughter will be heading in the same direction.

I still have struggles but I'm beginning to look at them in a new light. They're truly minor in comparison to what some struggle with. For way too long, I would feel so much guilt over these struggles (sins) that i let them keep me away from God. Now I have turned my focus to God. He knows where I'm at and He will fix those things, in His own timing. He must have other things in mind for me right now.
I am very thankful for the opportunity to discuss this here on SP. I love having a place to write where i don't have to worry about judgement. I stayed away from SP for awhile because a bunch of people I know have recently joined. But I realized that those people don't really give me the time of day anyway, so they're not even reading these posts. There is one person who I know personally, who does read these posts but she is probably one of the nicest, most sincere, authentic people I know. She doesn't judge or condemn. I am very lucky that God introduced us because she has had a HUGE impact on my life and she's the reason I found SP in the first place. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Glad that you found out about the dairy! I know that a lot of doctor's are NOT fans of dairy, saying that baby calves only drink it when young and then stop, so why would we continue to drink it... I haven't totally given it up, but I do use Almond milk and have never really been a "milk" drinker anyways. I do like Greek yogurt, but I have read that a lot of people who are lactose intolerant and do ok with yogurt. Something about how it is processed...

That is awesome about your husband. And about the books... We have a great library emoticon . I use it all the time! But there are certain books that you just want to OWN, write in, highlight, mark 'em up! So I totally understand! I try to use Amazon for used books, a little cheaper than Family Christian Store (even with their coupons). I thought of you the other day when I ran into Goodwill real quick to see what books they had. NOTHING GOOD. I told Adam that I am about done with that Goodwill, lol. I go through spurts of finding good deals, then months of NOTHING... Then I take a break for a while, come back to it and find something cool, and the cycle starts all over again, lol!

Ok, you've got me curious about what you are doing... But I am sure that if it is already making positive changes, it is something good.

I love that you are seeing struggles in God's light. He is the only one who truly understands what we go through. Cling to Him!

You are so sweet, so honored to have you as a friend emoticon

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NELLIEC 4/2/2013 4:35PM

    What I like the most about being in a relationship with God is that He is with me all the time helping me with challenges and scarey things!

God bless you!!!

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