Day 3 Project GRAPEful

Project GRAPEful

Grape News LogoSharing Day 3 of Grape Stuff’s Project GRAPEful:

Project GRAPEful continues…Recap:

We aim to bless our readers who, for the most part, have had a very difficult year in 2015.  For the next 21 days until Thanksgiving day, we will be sharing inspiring stories and things we are “GRAPEful” for.  We pray these tidbits bless you and that you and your family will find peace and strength each day.  (Aside from being able to enter to win prizes which you can read more about by clicking the link above.)

About six months ago, I innocently stretched my right arm up as I awoke from what I call sleep-nap.  That’s the time of night one is supposed to sleep, but I’m quite contrary so I take a series of naps instead.  I heard a loud crack followed by intense pain. Over the months, the pain changed, radiated and my range of motion got smaller.  We have had no health insurance since my dh lost his job nine months ago so getting treatment was a problem. 

I’m GRAPEful to my new church here in Indy, for connecting me with a church member who has connections in the medical community and got me in for some xrays.  Though I do have frozen shoulder, and probably tore a tendon or ligament, I do not have any fractures!  The dr gave me some exercises it’s now safe for me to do that will increase my range of motion and lessen the pain over time. 

So today, I’m thankful for my church family for taking the time to help me and for working out the financial details so I could be seen!  In addition, I’m thankful for the dr who cleared his schedule that week and took an hour with me to help me regain the use of my arm! 

What are your struggles and what are you thankful for today?  Please share as a comment down below this post. And please share this post with your Facebook family and other social media friends to inspire them to come and share their own as well.  We’ll be praying for each person listed below.


Here’s what will be awarded for the contest so far:

1. The most inspirational story

2. The person who shared our blog posts the most

3. The most insightful thing gained from doing this project

Prizes will include:

GGB Main Pix


Grape Grill Buddy BBQ Grill Mats





Art of Eloquence Prize Packages