Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

 Praising God for the beauty of spring.
 For my family and girls who are finding their way in the world.
 Thanking God for good friends and darling children of all kinds, shapes, sizes and personalities. Each one is as unique and spectacular as the beautiful flowers of spring.
 Thanking God for healing of relationships.

 Thanking God for my adorable brother and his godly wife who bless us all.
 Remembering sweet moments and hoping for more in the future. Missing these two who are out on their own. I love them.
 Thanking God for a bountiful harvest despite the bugs. A full pantry of pickles and salsa.
 I'm not sure if I am thankful for this....JUST KIDDING!! I am crazy about my puppy but not so crazy about muddy dog nose windows and cow pies in the garden. He's part large livestock. You already know I am nuts about this dog and after 3 years of waiting I am thankful.
 Ummmm yummy thankful for good food and the ability to eat! We have to be healthy to enjoy eating and it's something we take for granted. We have so much we struggle with our weight and there are those longing for a full tummy and those who are too ill to eat. For food we give THANKS!
 I give thanks for my family, for my baby girl who is now grown up and is calling me blessed. She is such a blessing to me. Such a little cutie she has grown up into an amazing woman.
 I don't know why this went the wrong direction just turn your head. It's too cute. Heather and Kayla when they were little and a fun Christmas picture which is coming right up. I am thankful that I stay home on black Friday and instead start decorating for Christmas. Not to mention enjoying leftovers.
 I'm very thankful that Jen and the children are here. I am surprised that I haven't taken hardly any pictures. I'll remedy that today.
 I am thankful for my garden and home.

This man. I don't even have words for how much I love him. I was fragile and broken when we married. Our 23 years together have defined who I am now. We make each other better, like iron sharpens iron so we have made each other better. I cannot imagine my world without him in it. I give thanks most of all for the day we said "I do." That day started this life. 10 years ago we came to this place and began making a home. We have so many memories here. So much life and love, so much to be grateful for.

I have been in the hospital trying to get some answers on the problems with my arm. I came home with more drugs and not to much in the way of answers. More tough decisions to make. But I am home today.We are going to Annette's for a big family Thanksgiving day. Jennifer made two dishes, cheese cake with cherries and looking back at better days I know that God will carry me through the future ones.  Today my heart is truly thankful. I am thankful for you too. For my blog buddies who have loved me, who write encouraging notes and comments, for those of you who gave so generously from your hearts to my daughter, for your friendship that is truly real.  I wish you my sweet friends a blessed day full of gratitude because it fills our hearts with joy. I wish you a blessed day with your families and friends. I wish you full tummies and fuller hearts. I wish you the best Thanksgiving day ever. I hope you take time today to reflect back on your year and all the many blessings you have had, and name them one by one. "Count your many blessings see what God has done."


Angela said...

Oh my beautiful sister, this post truly made me all teary eyed!! Oh my...what a blessed thank filled and God honoring post of counting the blessings and naming them one by one by one..I love ya..Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours sweet sis.

Laura~peach~ said...

awesome it all... hope you get to feeling better and get some answers!

Michelle said...

So great to take a moment and remember blessings!

Bluebird49 said...

Oh Sweetpea--I'm thankful to call you friend! I didn't know you had been in the hospital, and NOT coming home with more answers that you so desparately need.

You know you're in my prayers, along with Jimmy and the girls and of course, your special daughter and the children she brought to you this year! What a blessing! Goodness--it's such an unusual thing--to see happy endings and to be a small part of them--is a real blessing to me.

There is so much pain in the world, and in life--and I know I don''t count my blessings as much--not nearly as much--as I should. But I'm thankful for my family and friends, including you!

Paula said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving sweet one. I thoroughly enjoyed the pictures you shared. What a lovely family indeed. Praise God for you and the blessings in your life. Sorry to hear about the pain in your arm. I do hope you find answers soon. ((((Hugs))))

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful post...sending you many prayers and much light.

Kathy said...

Lovely post Karen D. I love your pictures. I hope that some answers to your continuing arm issues are found soon.

Chris H said...

{{{hugs}}} and I hope the cheescake and cheeries was super yummy.