Williams Family Thanksgiving 2005
v January 11 th - Praise the Lord for getting us through our second year of marriage. This year is a double praise! Today I was released from the hospital after 6 weeks of bed rest. Our marriage grew so much over the past 3 months. John was such a servant leader as he changed my bedpan and prayed me through a long, lonely and trying time. Our marriage is such a blessing and was a testimony to many of the nurses and staff.
v John is back in school finishing his Bachelor's degree. As of summer 2005 John had completed his AA degree and is taking classes to complete his 4-year criminal justice degree in hopes of getting his Masters in teaching.
v Thank you Jesus for the delivery of a beautiful and perfectly healthy baby boy. John Andrew Williams was born on 1/24/05 after a lot of complications. Thank you Lord for your hand of protection over our finances and for providing great insurance that covered most of the $60,000-$70,000 in hospital expenses.
v Praise is to God for allowing us to raise our son in a home of our own. Thank you Lord for financial provision and allowing us to keep our home.
v Praise the Lord for providing a wonderful job that allows Melissa to work from home and watch Drew at the same time. What a huge blessing!
v Thank you Lord for providing Melissa the opportunity to invest into the life of a single mother. Through that investment a long-term friendship has been established! We can already see that the Lord has great plans for Shannon and Jonathan.
v Lord thank you so much for moving Melissa's mother from Beaverton Oregon to Texas . It is such a blessing having her live only a mile away. Thank you also for providing her financial provision and a means to provide her future income. Thank you also for her new job as a teacher's assistant at a local elementary school.
v Thank you for the recent Bible Study needs in our church. John has stepped up to teach a bible study two Thursday's a month.
v Praise that John and Melissa have both drawn closer to you Lord this year. Thank you for shaping John to be a godly and strong leader in our home. He us such a great model to our little man Drew. Thank you Lord for making the transition to motherhood easy for Melissa. You have given her such a peace and desire to be more like you on a daily basis. The study "The Miracle of Life Change" has produced a growing time for our family. Our vision is to glorify You with our lives, thank you for easing us into this vision. I pray that this coming year will shape and mold our character to be even more like You.
v We thank you Lord for your hand of protection and mercy that has surrounded our home this year. Thank you for protecting our home and allowing us to raise this little boy! What an awesome privilege to be given a child that you created. I pray that al our hearts would slowly be refined by fire and that our sole desire would be the pursuit of Holiness, set apart for You our Lord, ready to do your will .