Day -3: Gratitude

I’m grateful for a great many things in my life, but at this particular point here are a few things I’m especially grateful for.

I’m grateful for my salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ and 25+ years of solid biblical teaching from Springs church that has laid that firm foundation in God’s goodness, faithfulness, mercy and healing miracles.

I’m grateful for prayer. Both my ever deepening prayer life and the prayers of family, friends, and our extended church family who are praying for Shirley and I as we move through this journey.

I’m grateful for the extraordinary health care system we have in Canada and the excellent care I’ve received from CancerCare Manitoba, St. Boniface Hospital and Health Sciences Centre. Everyone has been so kind and compassionate well above and beyond their medical duties.

I’m grateful for all the extra special love and support I’m receiving during my own “special” 21+ day “lockdown” at HSC from so many people. I have received encouraging and supportive letters, card, texts, emails, phone calls, video messages, FaceTime calls, and special art work some of which I’ll share below.

Cards & Notes
Original Water colour art work…
… with meaningful song lyrics and scripture on the back of each

Hand made cards, stories, art work from all the Grandkids.

All of this and more was organized by Shirley into a special gift pack so that there would be new things every day to discover while I’m in hospital.

Special wishes and surprises for every day

I’m very grateful for Shirley. Shirley is the love of my life, kind, generous, supportive, encouraging, lifts me up when I’m down, makes me laugh and makes me cry (in a good way) and is as I like to say “you’re simply the best”. Love you so much.

My Family