Psalm 62:5-8

5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.

6 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

I woke up this morning to the words, “Nick needs to go to the bathroom,” and from that moment on the day has not stopped. Tim, Mom, and I got Nick cleaned up and moved downstairs to the new room and once I knew he was settled and comfortable and had had his medicine, I dove in to some much-needed tasks around the house. Mom spent the morning sitting with Nick. My oldest son (Erich) is home from college, and he hung out with them too, being such a great big brother and amazing nursing student all rolled into one! I am so thankful for his knowledge and his love!

Tim ran some errands while I purged our refrigerator, freezer, pantry, and some cupboards. It felt so good to get something productive done! I even pulled out our computer desk and untangled cords that have been driving me crazy for months!

We were suppose to be leaving tomorrow to spend Thanksgiving in Detroit with our dear friends Mike and Koren Furrey. Mike is a wide receiver for the Lions and we were going to be watching the Titans (Nick’s favorite team-sorry, Mike) play the Lions (Erich’s favorite team) on Thanksgiving Day with the Furreys.

Unfortunately Nick is just too weak for the trip. Our other boys would not go without Nick, so we will be spending Thanksgiving at home watching the game from our family room. It won’t be the same, but I just have to believe deep inside that God will bless Nick and our other boys in tremendous ways through this disappointment and their amazing spirits of understanding.

Ladies from our church are already blessing me and my mom by taking away the burden of preparing Thanksgiving and literally “delivering Thanksgiving” to us on Thursday morning. Wow! What a ministry of love. I want to remember this so that one day I can pay it forward to another family who is going through a hard time.

But, anyway, back to my day…….

because we are going to be here and the meal will be spread throughout my house, I just had to regroup in the kitchen. So I dug in, and as they say in our area of the United States, I “got-r-done.” Thank you, Lord.

I thought of all of you-Nick’s prayer warriors as I worked my way through the kitchen. I imagined all of the beautiful prayers going up for him, and I just KNEW that God was listening because Nick is stronger today than yesterday. His color looks good. He still has a sense of humor. He slept last night with NO Tylenol for pain! Amazing! I am so thankful.

So asI sat down here to write a note, I searched the Scripture for just the right verse and after searching through many different books for the words I felt matched my heart today, I came across one of my very favorites, circled and marked, jumping off the page at me as if it were saying,

“Remember me!?!? You memorized me one time while Nick was in his MRI! You needed me badly that day as the news wasn’t good. I’m still here! I’m still true! Your Rock hasn’t moved!”

So, as I stumble through life right now, trying to make sense of the uncertainty we face every minute, I am thankful that my toe ran smack dab into this Rock of Remembrance!

God planned this toe-stubbing. I just know it!!!

As you stumble through your day, I pray that you ram your toe into just the right Rock too! And I hope the impact is so strong that you notice and take a minute to reflect on the mighty Rock that never moves and that never changes.

Thankful for a Mighty Rock!