While writing this week’s #ThoughtofThanks I’m reminded of the true reason behind starting this weekly routine. God laid an idea on my heart to encourage others to see “it’s completely possible to find something to be thankful for no matter your circumstances.” Even in the worst moments, God has graciously blessed ALL of us with multiple reasons to be thankful. How different would this world look if we adorned ourselves with an attitude of gratitude each morning? Regardless of how imperfect or perfect life seems we must be thankful.

After a week that felt NEVER ending– full of extra puking, amplified pain, extreme fatigue & heightened misery from a deeply broken body, I’m praising God for the happiness He brought this weekend. The sunshine brightened my spirit, a dear friend surprised me with colorful flowers, my best friend stopped in for a cherished visit, my fiancé got me out of the house for a little shopping & time of togetherness. 

My BFF, Erin. Fun fact: right now we are bith engaged & serving as each other’s MOH!

I made it to church Sunday morning & had QT with my 2 big brothers whom I adore. Also, my mom & aunt spent Sunday afternoon assembling wedding invitations for the big day in less than 2 months (excited squeal!)

 What an amazing support system I have been undeservingly blessed with!

Through this pain, through the suffering that weighs heavy every minute of the day, I’m able to smile because my God reveals beauty & joy & meaning that come from His perfect love. He has a plan to turn every bit of this nightmare into something gloriously beautiful. How can I not give thanks?!

What are you thankful for today? Share with me in a comment below or using social media with the tags #ThoughtofThanks and #SWB 💕
Through the power of His love, 



3 thoughts on “#ThoughtofThanks

  1. I am thankful that your family crossed my path when I was hired at Lincoln Trail Elementary. I was offered more that one job when I was hired and I prayed about the decision. I believe God directed me to take the position at LT. Mallory, you are such an inspiration to us all. You look absolutely beautiful. God’s love shines through you.

    I can’t wait to meet your future husband. Your picture/invitation is stuck in our kitchen cabinet door along with all of the Dr. Appt. cards we have. I can’t help but smile every time I look at your invitation.

    Debby Couch

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  2. You don’t know me, but I came across your Instagram account by a total accident (which led me to your amazing and beautifully written blog!) and I truly admire your optimism and strength! I have gone through a similar illness. My pancreas, spleen, stomach, gallbladder and 20% of my small intestines have been removed. I can’t eat without throwing up and getting extreme pain and nausea (I’m completely dependent on i.v nutrition). I know a bit what you are going through.
    It truly helps, reading about your experience. I’m pretty much an unique case in my country (I’m from Iceland), and I was the first Icelander to go through a TP/AIT (I had the surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota). It really helps to know that there is someone out there who has gone through something similar and knows how awful those symptoms can get.
    I honestly cried when I read your post “food is overrated”, I know exactly how that feels!

    Thank you for sharing your experience! You truly are an inspiration ❤


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