Sunday, November 29, 2009

Did I forget to mention how intensely grateful I am for the incredible support we receive from those of you who have entered into our story and are helping us to bear our burdens? I am so thankful for your compassionate hearts.

A very special thanks to those of you who have shared your dreams, visions, and 'angelic encounters.'

I invite everyone to read the comments under the "Dreams" post. People continue to send in wonderful accounts. (Chills.) Please keep sending them in!

We had about 80 people for our Thanksgiving lunch/dinner. (At my sweet uncle's wonderful house, not here! Thank you, Aunt Harriet!) It was a historic gathering. People were there from as far away as England, Alaska, California, and Connecticut. Thankfully, we were able to spring my mother out of the hospital late Wednesday afternoon, so she was able to be there with all five of her siblings and their extended families. (We never get through the holidays without some drama.) All fourteen of my first cousins were there, 20 second cousins, James representing the next generation, and multiple in-laws, out-laws, significant others, and various other well-loved ones. We made a very diverse and lively (i.e. wild and crazy) group. There was guitar, mandolin, and piano playing. There were babies dancing...fireplaces roaring...children running, fighting, and sneaking goodies. Football in the den. (A 200-year-old log cabin attached to the house.) Lots and lots of hugging and laughing.

When the last group of relatives arrived, we gathered in the beautiful, spacious two-story great room for the blessing. After many whoops and whistles, everyone finally quieted down to pray. We formed a gigantic circle of love. Very unexpectedly, my uncle asked for us to lay hands on Katherine and pray for her healing. I could feel all of that concentrated love-energy pulsing into Katherine. The final guest arrived.

His presence filled the room and our very grateful hearts.


plilr said...

That sounds like an amazing Thanksgiving holiday, the likes of which I haven't seen since I was a small child (my extended family stopped gathering at some point and we never got it back). I'm so, so thankful that you were all able to get together and that Katherine was able to attend and partake!! What a difference a year makes. :)

Happy Holidays!!

Much love,


candycarrillo said...

Sounds like your best Thanksgiving (which I know to be your favorite holiday) yet! How I would've loved to have been a fly on the wall. Praying that the laying of hands even further enhanced the progression in Katherine's healing. We are all praying for her to be totally restored!

Erika said...

such a beautiful post. sounds like an amazing thanksgiving! (((hugs)))

Donna Hawkins said...

What a beautiful descriptive picture you gave us of that Thankful day! Prayers were extended for you, Katherine and your whole family across the miles! It brings us such joy to our hearts to know that you were celebrating so much this Thanksgiving! God is so good!

Kim Godawa said...

Wow, what an amazing image of God's people in action. God always gets the glory in your notes - despite the difficult time you may be going through. THanks for being such an encouragement to all of us.

I hope you post pictures of this event - as I long to see the country an beauty of that part of the world as well.
Praying for you,