Wednesday, November 21, 2007



          I was thinking of all I have to be thankful for today.  I just want to say a Big thank you to everyone who has giving us so much support.  It means so much.  I have so much to be thankful for.  So for starters.

1.  I am thankful work gave me tonight off.  No I can't afford it, but am grateful to have tomorrow with my family.  Rick will be tickled I am cooking after all.

2.  I am thankful I am not the type of person who can stay down for long.  I just can't help.  I usually am cheerful.  Even when everything looks like it is going wrong I still can't stay on the low end for long.

3.  I am grateful my MIL is not in pain.  Her last days seen comfortable which was her goal and ours.

4.  I am grateful my brother who I have not spoken to for over a year called today and my sister is doing well.

5.  I am grateful Zoey is doing better.

6.  I am grateful for pain free days.

7.  I am grateful for my bike and the many wonderful days it has given me.

8.  I am grateful to my youngest son who kissed me this morning and told me he loved me.  Out of the blue.  Even though he lives here we seldom see each other due to our jobs.  He has always been a joy to me.

9.  I am grateful to my wonderful grandchildren who I got to talk to on our web cam and make faces at.  Technology is a wonderful thing.  I am old enough it still amazes me.

10.  I am grateful for each and everyday as they are all a blessing and not to be counted on.

11.  And I am grateful for my husband.  He drives me as nuts as I probably drive him and we still love each other.  He has always helped me though the bad times and I hope I am helping him also.

     So to everyone.  Happy Thanksgiving.  Its a wonderful thing.


A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing

We're slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, I'd like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what I'm thankful for

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I'm thankful right now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they'll ever possibly know

Thankful Lord, that You've blessed me beyond measure
Thankful that in my heart lives life's greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place
And I'm ever so grateful for Your unending grace

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You've provided
And bless each and every person invited

--Scott Wesemann


jckfrstross said...

Happy Thankgiving:)


madcobug said...

Good entry Julie, I am glad that you are going to be off to spend this last Thanksgiving with Rick with his Mom. Glad that Zoey is doing much better. Glad that you are feeling much better with your back. Hugs, Helen

kirkbyj05 said...

This was such a positive entry and a thoughtful one too Julie.

I am thankful every day to God for allowing me to waken up, put two feet on the floor, and then make the most of the new day He has given me.

I wish you Joy and happiness today, even though the worst is yet to come, we must be so thankful that God has allowed Betty comfort and no fear in her passing.  Thanks to you and Rick.
God Bless you and your family. I'm so glad you are feeling better in yourself too.  No pain today...that's wonderful news!!!!

Thanks to your boss for making this day possible.

Happy Thanksgiving!

With lots of love

Jeanie  xxx

lisita15 said...

Hi.. I just wanted to drop by and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!!! Lisa

nightmaremom said...

Happy Turkey Day my friend

rbrown6172 said...

a wonderful list of things for which you are thankful.  sometimes it hellps to spell it out.  :)  happy thanksgiving julie.  God bless you!

cacklinrosie101 said...

Really, that's all that counts is our blessings.  Love that tag on top.  I'm so glad you are off and cooking.  Hope you and Rick and family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!   Chris

xxroxymamaxx said...

I love your thankfuls and the wonderful poem!!  Happy Thanksgiving. : )  love, Shelly