So, if I didn’t do my math wrongly, I will be 28 years old in 2 weeks and 3 days (you can check my about page to see if I did my math correctly), and since I’m turning 28 I thought I would type the 28 things that I am thankful for.
As an Alagille Syndrome patient, these past 28 years have been nothing but a roller coaster ride of uPS and DOWns… Okay, I know people without Alagille Syndrome has ups and downs too, but when I say up and down I REALLY mean up and down, emotionally, physically, mentally, socially, spiritually… After going through so many, and different sorts of, seasons in my 28 years of life there are some specific things that I want to thank my Good Good Father for. So in no particular order, here I go.
Thanking God For The Most Basic Things In Life
For me, as a person living with a chronic condition, I have come to appreciate the most basic and simple things in life, things that we all may take for granted sometimes…
I’m thankful for my hips
and my legs, and even though they are flawed (more on this in another post), they have helped me walk all these years (and still walking).
I’m thankful for my 5 senses – feel, taste, smell, hear, and even my low(er) vision.
I’m thankful for my heart, despite its narrow artery it has been beating since the day I was born.
I’m thankful for my hands.
I’m thankful for a functioning brain that helps me think, learn, see, work, move, talk………. everyday.
I’m glad that I can wake up every morning
and get on with my day.
Thanking God For More Things
I’m glad I get to live in Australia (and call it my home).
I’m thankful for a new liver (est. 2006).
Thank God for family.
Thank God for my mum.
Thank God for friends.
Thanking God For His Awesomeness
Thank God for His agapa love.
and His readiness to forgive.
Thank God for giving me all of eternity with Him. What more could I ask for?
Thank God for His friendship/family-ship
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. -John 1:12
You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household… -Ephesians 2:19
Instead you received God’s spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him Abba Father. -Romans 8:15
I’m glad my identity is in Christ.
I’m glad that the Lord Listens When I Pray.
I’m glad that He has been with me since the day I was born (as He was also the one who created me).
I’m glad that He has a hope and a future for me.
For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11
I’m glad that I have a God who understands all of me.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empatize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace boldly with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. -Hebrews 4:15-16
Thank You Jesus for dying on the cross for a sinner like me
because of it the veil has been torn and I can have a personal relationship with You, every day and any day.
Thank You for 28 years of life God.