I am reminded again of how blessed I really am and how much I take for granted. As a sheltered American, I fail to realized how much I have been given. Father, forgive me for having an ungrateful attitude and continue to send me these reminders whenever I forget how blessed I truly am.
Ladies, please remember to pray for Anna, I know it must be tough to be a young woman living in a foreign country with no family nearby, especially during the holidays. It also sounds like protection from malaria and other sickness might be good things to pray about.
Anna, I hope you don't mind me using one of your blog photos...
Edited to add:
I received this e-mail from Anna's mom right after this post...
Hello "New Mom,"I am Polly, Anna & Mrs. Bonnie's mom. We were very thrilled to see you mentioning Anna on a recent blog entry. I emailed Anna right away so that she would check it out. Unfortunately, this afternoon we found out that she has malaria again. (She had it right before Christmas...it is unusual for her to get it so quickly since the last bout with it.) It may be a few days before she is well enough to get on the computer again. They have medication at the center for treating malaria. She's had it several times in the last couple of years.
So please, let's remember Anna in our prayers!