Thursday, November 23, 2006

I am thankful for...

- good health. So many around me are fighting illness and disease, but for some reason God continues to bless me and my family with good health. And I am so thankful for that.

- my kids. The heart of a child is so innocent and beautiful. I learn from my children every day.

- my family. What a blessing to know you can't screw up bad enough to for them to turn their back on ya.

- friends. I have so many friends in so many places, and I am so thankful for them all. From my old high school buddies to friends I've made in recent years to friends in this blogosphere who encourage me all the time. I could not be more thankful for ya.

- My Uncle Troy. He has been diagnosed twice with cancer, but is relentlessly fighting the battle and really kicking it in the ass.

- My friend Mary Jane - who is presently just past the halfway point of 12 chemo sessions that followed her surgery to remove colon cancer. And she still shows up at the gym at 5:30 a.m. most mornings. And at church on Sunday mornings. And she wears a look about her daily, along with her smile, that says "I'm not going down with this." She's a warrior. And for her I am thankful.

- J.T. - I'm not sure how he puts up with me. Unless he considers it even exchange for me putting up with him.

- new opportunities - I wanna seize every one of them.

- my grandmother, Ma. She is still here, and she blesses me everytime I talk to her. I can't wait to have Thanksgiving dinner with her. I am also thankful for past Thanksgivings with her late husband and my grandfather, Pop. Those are sweet memories that I will be forever thankful.

- the Thanksgiving dinners of the past with my grandma, Eliza Jane, who is no longer here. I don't think there is another person in this world who has or ever will think I am as wonderful as she did.

- Jesus Christ - who knows my weaknesses, loves me anyways, and forgives my sins.

5 comments:

TriSaraTops said...

Beautiful post! Happy Thanksgiving!

Joe said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rachel said...

Happy Thanksgiving. It's great you appreciate the blessings in your life. I don't know how my husband puts up with me either.

Kate said...

A really lovely post. Reading all these thanksgiving posts is really making me give thanks too!

Papa Louie said...

Amen, sister! Well said!