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Thankfulness: Day 16

Today I am thankful for my brother’s daughters – my nieces Allyson and Jessica. Now that they are older and can communicate with me on their own, I am hoping to get to know them better. What I do know already is that they are beautiful, sweet, intelligent and caring girls. I am truly grateful […]

Thankfulness: Day 15

I am thankful for my sister’s daughters – Anna, Alexa, Micah and Lizzie. They are all beautiful girls with a great sense of humor and very smart but with unique personalities. They are a joy to be around and I love them dearly!

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed in your emotions about something that […]

Thankfulness: Day 14

Today I am thankful for music. I have music on when I am in the car, have it playing when I work on my computer and generally have some song bouncing around my head all the time. I wake in the morning to “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven so I have “Joyful, Joyful, we adore […]

Thankfulness: Day 13

Today I am thankful to be alive! It was one year ago today that I had major surgery – a hysterectomy and removal of my gall bladder. I survived both and, with God’s gracious blessing, the surgery removed all traces cancer. I am so thankful that the cancer was caught and that the gall bladder […]

Thankfulness: Day 12

Today I am thankful for my oldest nephew, Joshua. Tomorrow is his 20th birthday and I can’t believe he has been a part of our lives for two decades. He has brought joy, laughter and love to all of us and I am truly grateful to be his aunt.

I am now an aunt eight […]

Thankfulness: Day 11

Day 11 of Thankfulness: Today I specifically want to thank those in my family who didn’t let the thought of serving just pass through their head…like it did for me. So, Thank you, Dad, Aunt Midred, Uncle Pete, Uncle Rusty, Uncle Harold, Cousins – Mark, Greg, David, my brother, Ted, and anyone else I may […]

Thankfulness: Day 10

Day 10 of Thankfulness: I know I am a day early but, with the congregation at the second service singing “America the Beautiful” ringing through the church, I just want to say I am thankful for our veterans. They sacrifice so much just so we can feel safe. Thank you to every one of […]

Thankfulness: Day 9

Today I am thankful for the night sky in all it’s glory. I am privileged to leave for work at 4:00 am on many mornings and the sky at that hour is so beautiful! The stars are shining in abundance and it makes me pause in wonder and awe every time I […]

Thankfulness: Day 8

I am thankful my 1999 Ford Windstar minivan is still running. It seems to keep chugging along despite the numerous things wrong with it. I am grateful that it gets me to where I am going in a mostly reliable manner.

Before I was let go from my job in March of 2011, […]

Thankfulness: Day 7

Day 7 of Thankfulness (was too busy yesterday to post): I am thankful for my friend, Donna, and her wonderful husband, Bill. They are both kind, considerate and feed me wonderful meals! I am truly grateful for them in so many ways!

Donna has very graciously helped me move twice now. Not only does she […]