Monday, November 17, 2008

Update and Being Thankful

Hi, I bet you're all wondering where I've been. Well life here has been very busy for me. The "stuff" with our daughter Becca has been getting better...thank you all for your prayers. You all would be very proud of me, yes I've been very consistent with her, and for NOW it's been better. There is power through prayer.

We are getting excited for Thanksgiving. We are going to my sister's house this year. It will be a bittersweet Thanksgiving for our family. This will be the first Thanksgiving without my Dad. Today actually is my parents wedding anniversary...I know it must be a very hard day for my mom. I spoke to her last night, she sounded ok. I usually have my parents over here for dinner on their wedding anniversary and make them a special meal. So it's kind of weird and sad not preparing a meal for them this year. But anyway, back to Thanksgiving. So, yes we're going to my sister's house this year for Thanksgiving, it should be very nice and relaxing for me. I haven't "done" Thanksgiving since Davey came some 4 1/2 years ago....no time....maybe next year I will prepare the Thanksgiving meal....if my sister lets me. Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. When you get some time list the things you are thankful for. Here is my list:

I am thankful for my wonderful hubby, he puts up with me, and really loves me after all these years!
I am thankful for my wonderful (sometimes) kids. They are true miracles in my life.
I am thankful for a giving, caring, and loving Mom and Dad.
I am thankful for my brother and his family and for my sister and her family, even though I hardly say it.
I am thankful for my hubby's family....after all these years, we are truly FAMILY!!!
I am thankful for my church family - you all have been such blessings to our family!
I am thankful for all my girlfriends...you know who you are - ok Paul, you too!
I am thankful for my little kitty Pongo...he sleeps with me every night, and is so cute!
I am thankful for my love of cooking, and sharing my cooking/meals with others.
I am thankful for the wisdom of my doctor who helped me get my diabetes back on track...and helping me feel so much better this year!
I am thankful for starting this blog almost one year ago....to get my thoughts out, and to journal my days.
And most of all....I am thankful to my Heavenly Father who knows me inside and out, who never gives up on me. And for HIS loving faithfulness to me, even when I don't deserve it!

A little on the "light/Liz" side....
I am thankful for great hair...I really mean this one!
I am thankful for a small nose!
I am thankful (I think) for being TALL - better tall than short!
I am thankful (not really) for big feet......I take that back, no I'm not thankful for having big feet!
I am thankful for being full-figured....well I would like to be thin...but I never will be!
I am thankful for my Dog (no not really, anyone want a dog?)
And what I am mostly thankful for.....and this is a tribute to my Dad....I am thankful for "having a big mouth".....as my father would say...."Lizabeth, you talk so loud"....This one is for you Daddy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

3 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

At least Daddy didn't say to you..."Lois, you walk so heavy, you're going to fall through the floor one day" that was awful! Count your blessings and you see how good life really is.

The Crazy Bus said...

And I'm Thankful that you're my friend!
Danielle

Sue said...

Good to see you blogging - I've missed your posts.