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.


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!