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 know Mom will always love you....