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Friday, April 26, 2013

"How To Express Gratitude"

I've tried to think all week of how to express my gratitude to those that took part in my home makeover.  The problem is, I don't know who all to thank and no one seems to know everyone that contributed behind the scenes with the financing.  I could send thank you notes to those I know that took part.  I'm always afraid when you start mentioning names or sending notes, someone will be left out.  I know the ones that helped did not do it for recognition but out of love.  The love was not only their own, but what God allowed them to give to glorify Him.  Thank you sometimes seems like such a small thing to say to those that bless your heart and haven given so much of themselves, whether financially, emotionally, physically or spiritually.

I do know the process started with Maegan Kufahl and from there the ideas of planning began with several ladies.  Sheena Ober and Maegan were the decorators and the two of them together transformed my house into a cozy warm home.  I have no idea how much time they put into the planning but I do know they spent 12 hours last Friday making the transformation into something amazing.  Thank you Maegan and Sheena for giving so much of yourselves when you already had plenty on your plate with your own lives.  Thank you to all those that stopped by to help move furniture.  Thank you to all those that stopped by to see the transformation taking place.  Thank you to all those that gave financially to help with the makeover and for those that have given toward a fund to help with other needs we may have.

I now have a hard time wanting to spend time in the other parts of my home.  I just want to sit in my main living area and stay there all day enjoying the beauty and quietness of God's peace and love.  I know a lot of time and thought when in to the makeover and there is no way that the before and after pictures do the rooms justice.

Psalms 30:11-12 "You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent.  O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!"  Because of God and my friends, family and others loving, caring and praying over me that has kept me from mourning or being depressed about the storm our family has been going through.  How can I not praise Him with all the goodness He has shown to me through others.  He uses others to bring Him all the glory.  Apart from Him, I could not have the hope and peace in my life.  He continues to renew my faith daily and I will forever give Him thanks!


"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."


  1. You have been so blessed by others showing their love to you in many ways. By loving you, they have also been blessed. God uses us as instruments in His hands in so many ways. There are times in all of our lives, when we have been on the receiving end of love shown in a myriad of ways. God's showers of blessings - never ending!