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Monday, November 15, 2010

RHOK's MckLinky Monday-"What I'm Thankful For"

First, thank you for your prayers.  We are slowly getting back to normal whatever that may be.  I'm still on a break from blogging but wanted to share in this week's The Real Housewives of Oklahoma's MckLinky Monday they are featuring "what I'm thankful for".  Perfect for this holiday season.  Like most people I am thankful for something everyday.  Like most people there are some days I can't think of anything to be thankful for (I suffer from the "oh, woe is me" syndrome).
For today I am thankful for inspirational quotes.  They always get you through a day, an hour or just a moment.  My sister's husband was in the hospital last year or maybe the year before, anyway, she picked up a card from the hospital.  On it was a daily blessing with this quote.  One day she gave it to me.  I love it.

"God is too good to be unkind, and He is too wise
to be mistaken.  And when we cannot trace
His hand, we must trust His heart."

On the back of the card was the following:
A remarkable woman once walked through the poorest sections of Dublin, Ireland and was moved by the suffering she saw around her.  As a person of compassion, she responded with intensity and tenderness to care for the sick and the poor.  her name was Catherine McAuley; she founded the Sisters of Mercy.  Her ministry still lives on through the work of thousands of Sisters across the world . . .

The Sisters came to Oklahoma to continue the work of Mercy in 1884, traveling by schooner across the prairie to Indian Territory. In 1904, they laid the cornerstone for Mount St. Mary's High School in Oklahoma City. In 1947, they began their healthcare ministry with the purchase of Oklahoma City General Hospital and renamed it Mercy Hospital.

Do you ever wonder about the paths your ancestors crossed?  I have Irish ancestry through my Friels and McFarland lines.  I wonder if they ever met Sister Catherine or her family in Ireland.

For more thankfulness check out RHOK
Be thankful today.
Territory Mom


♥Georgie♥ said...

I LOVE that quote! and the info on the back of the card wow...My daddy was at Mercy and it is a wonderful hospital! God Bless the Sisters!

I REALLY hope you like the sausage dressing...it is sooo yummy...Thanks for your visit I know you are on hiatus... Thinking of you!

Baloney said...

I have a lifetime passion for quotes. I may just have to start my own collection and make a scrapbook of them.
That is a GREAT one.
I had no idea that was where the name came from for Mercy Hospital. Loved the history lesson.
Amazing what a few people with a big heart can accomplish.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great post. I love the Spurgeon quote. I'm going to add it to my collection.

Mom Mayhem says: said...

Great quote! Yes,inpirational quotes are great to get through the rough times -Hope all is getting better for your family!

Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

That was so beautiful. I had my son had Mercy in OKC and never will forget the Sister that prayed with me before I had him, she knew that I was going through something major-well besides childbirth. Thanks for linking up today. Mrs. Hart

Prairiemaid said...

Love that quote and the information about Mercy Hospital in general.

Hope "normal" soon returns. Miss you!

Deborah Ann said...

The mercy of the sisters is so very precious! I'm a huge fan of Mother Theresa. What a different world this would be if everyone had such compassion on each other...