Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Have a BLESSED and a Happy Thanksgiving!! Safe Travels, also!

Thanksgiving is the time of year, when we finally take a break to sit down and really count the blessings we have.  So many times during the year we might think we have been tried and tested too many times...but when we actually take the time to think about our blessings...we realize there are many. 

I'm thankful for my family, for my 4 children, Cherie, Jonathan, Heather & Brandon.  I'm thankful for my grandchildren, Joseph, Kaylee, Jaiden & Kaitlyn.  I'm thankful for my husband Ricky, and for our dog Killer and our cat Lacy, and our beautiful ducks.   I'm truly blessed to still have my beloved Dad with us at the age of 90.  He has been through the ringer this year, with breaking his shoulder, and then the emergency surgery afterward...but we STILL have him :)  I'm also thankful for my biological Mom, whom I was blessed to have located in the 1980s after searching for her and finding her.  I'm truly blessed to have many brothers and sisters, also, in my life.  David, Allen, James Jr. and James Sr., My sisters Mary Ann, Phyllis, and Mary.  My brothers in Virginia, William, Roger, Kenny, Mike, Randy...and my beloved brother James (Nookie) whom I lost in October at the age of 40.  He will truly be missed, and we are still grieving over the loss of him.  There are numerous friends to be thankful for...I'll name just a few, ..Cindy Lou, Priscilla, Johnny Ruth, Helen, Elizabeth Kerley, Kathy Johnson & John, Brandy Knight, Pamela Newell & Richard, Pam Thrasher, Knightgale, Krista, Joy McCoy,  Elizabeth Church, Jean Young, Becky Hall, Ruth Bailey,  Miss Ellie (and her son Warren whom passed away unexpectedly recently)  Vickie Barnhill (and her mom Irene whom we lost this year...I miss her very much)...Carla & Deb,  Richard & Dolores Gould, Sarah Price, Sharon & Jerry,  Demetra Vick,   Debbie Bales, Linda Cummins,  Debbie Toman Mason, Debbie Selvage, Debbie Dickens, Sheila Roberts, Barbie, Carrie, Carey, Donna Dellinger, Donna Stutts, Betsy, Belva, Sandy & Teri Sanborn, (pray for their mother who is seriously ill), Paula, Claire, Beth Ann Snyder and her parents Calvin & Betty, Our good friend Alan Agin (and his wife Linda, whom we lost last year...and I'll miss forever)......and the list goes on and on.  I want to wish all of you a blessed Thanksgiving, full of God's richest blessings on your families...May you realize how important life is to you and be happy for it.  God Bless you all...and to my beloved kids...you know Mom will always love you....

4 comments:

Don said...

I'm blessed.......and you, dear reader, are also.

Yes, I have problems just as everyone does, nevertheless, I'm blessed.

When I was 9 years old I had rheumatic fever, missed most my third grade classes and was thus not promoted to the 4th grade with my classmates. I'm blessed because within the first 6 weeks of the next school year I was promoted to the 4th grade because I was blessed by being able to do much of the third grade schoolwork while at home in bed.

Our family doctor said that I had been left with an enlarged heart from my illness and likely wouldn't live to reach my 50th birthday. I celebrated my 77th birthday on April 29, 2010. I'm blessed.

I've lived for over half of my life with crucial pain in the lumbar area of my back. Two invasive surgeries failed to alleviate the pain which has grown progressively worse over the years. Today I must use a crutch just to walk around. I'm unable to do many of the chores that daily need to be done when one owns a home. Yet I'm blessed by just being able to hobble around and look at all that needs to be done that I'm no longer able to do. Having rheumatism in several of my joints now further hinders me....yet I feel blessed.

In the mid 1980s cancer was discovered in my prostate gland. Options at that time were not nearly as many as they are today. I opted to have my prostate removed. The surgery left me, someone who had always enjoyed sex, almost totally impotent. Yet, I feel blessed to even be alive this many years later.

I'm further blessed because several years ago someone convinced me that even at my advanced age I could, and should, learn how to use a computer, become involved in politics, and establish a website which that gentleman still pays for at www.doctoriq.com because he believes in and supports what I try to do there.

More blessings came my way once I was on the internet where I met other people around the world through their websites or blogs. Thanks to today's technology I've become acquainted with several of them. They bless me with their caring and informative correspondences with me.

I've been blessed in many other ways that I haven't mentioned.

In closing, let me say that YOU are also blessed in many ways. Accept your blessings, dwell on them, and enjoy them. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS EVERY DAY and be thankful for them.

Don said...

I'm blessed.......and you, dear reader, are also.

Yes, I have problems just as everyone does, nevertheless, I'm blessed.

When I was 9 years old I had rheumatic fever, missed most my third grade classes and was thus not promoted to the 4th grade with my classmates. I'm blessed because within the first 6 weeks of the next school year I was promoted to the 4th grade because I was blessed by being able to do much of the third grade schoolwork while at home in bed.

Our family doctor said that I had been left with an enlarged heart from my illness and likely wouldn't live to reach my 50th birthday. I celebrated my 77th birthday on April 29, 2010. I'm blessed.

I've lived for over half of my life with crucial pain in the lumbar area of my back. Two invasive surgeries failed to alleviate the pain which has grown progressively worse over the years. Today I must use a crutch just to walk around. I'm unable to do many of the chores that daily need to be done when one owns a home. Yet I'm blessed by just being able to hobble around and look at all that needs to be done that I'm no longer able to do. Having rheumatism in several of my joints now further hinders me....yet I feel blessed.

In the mid 1980s cancer was discovered in my prostate gland. Options at that time were not nearly as many as they are today. I opted to have my prostate removed. The surgery left me, someone who had always enjoyed sex, almost totally impotent. Yet, I feel blessed to even be alive this many years later.

I'm further blessed because several years ago someone convinced me that even at my advanced age I could, and should, learn how to use a computer, become involved in politics, and establish a website which that gentleman still pays for at www.doctoriq.com because he believes in and supports what I try to do there.

More blessings came my way once I was on the internet where I met other people around the world through their websites or blogs. Thanks to today's technology I've become acquainted with several of them. They bless me with their caring and informative correspondences with me.

I've been blessed in many other ways that I haven't mentioned.

In closing, let me say that YOU are also blessed in many ways. Accept your blessings, dwell on them, and enjoy them. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS EVERY DAY and be thankful for them.

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Don...I'd like to say that I am also blessed, for knowing you. Thank you so much for your dear friendship.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Thanks Deb.... We ALL do have alot to be thankful for, don't we? Hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Betsy