A Month of Thanks

Just what is it you are thankful for?  How often do we take time out of our busy lives to acknowledge the things we are thankful for?  If it is people, do we let them know that we are glad they are in our lives?  If it is things, do we thank God for those blessings?  My friend Cat proposed on Facebook that her friends take this month and post daily something her friends are thankful for.  I asked her if it was ok for me to use this idea on my blog and she agreed.  If you would like to include what you are thankful for, please feel free to comment.  Maybe your responses will stir others to realize all the things there are to give thanks for.

Nov. 1

I said I was thankful for my family.


Today I am thankful for my extended family, including my in-laws. Even though we may at times get on each others nerves we know we can count on each other.

Nov. 3

I am thankful for my disability, even the pain that comes with it.  Due to my disability I have had to slow down immensly which gives me the opportunity to spend more quality time with my family.  I have grown closer to the Lord and my prayers have become more intentional.  Not being able to just get up and do what I want when I want has made me appreciate the times when I am able to get into the sewing room and create.  The pain itself reminds me that I am human and God is in control.  If it weren’t for the pain I would easily hurt myself;  I am more careful , because the pain reminds me not to over do it.

Nov. 4

I am thankful for all my friends both far and near; the ones I make today and the ones I’ve known for years and years.  I thank you all for; sticking by me, getting to know me, not judging me, and being patient with me.  I also thank you for letting me get to know you and learn from you and about you.

Nov. 5

I am thankful for our pastor and church family.  Our pastor helps us to better understand the Bible and listens when we need to talk.  Our church family is so loving and supportive.  Life would be so much harder without these wonderful people in our lives.

Nov. 6
Today I am thankful that my leg stopped hurting, after two days, enough for me to get out with my husband and go get some school books. Even though I was only an hour in the store, I am thankful for every hour. I think being in the condition I am in it helps me to pay more attention and see even more than I did before of even the little things I am thankful for.

Nov. 7

I am thankful for my husband. He has always been there for me. He encourages me and gives me strength. He takes care of me; which I can tell you sometimes is a whole lot. He wakes up in the middle of the night when I call out for a heating pad. He tries to follow God’s leading and is a man of prayer, a great and caring dad.

Nov. 8

I am thankful for my mom.  She taught me to make my own decisions and that I had choices in this world.  Thanks to her I am a happy stay a home mom who homeschools.  My mother on the other hand has worked outside the home most of my life.  I choose a different route, because I felt God calling me to.  Thanks mom for the courage to stand up and take this road.

Nov. 9

I am thankful for my dad. He taught me to trust God and brought me up with knowledge of Him. Often he took my brother and I for bike rides and when it came to trick or treating, dad took us all over the place; we had a pillow case full of candy. When we were young he would get down on the floor and play with us: legos, match box cars & the like. Thanks dad for being dad.

Nov. 10

I am thankful for my oldest daughter.  She has always tried her best to be helpful and understanding.  When I had my two surgeries back to back she helped take care of me.  Now that I am disabled she helps take care of me and our home.  She is continuing to mature and grow in the Lord.  Thank you for all you do.

Nov. 11

I am thankful for all those men and women who have fought and worked to keep us free, both then and now. When I see a man or woman in the service I stop and say thank you.

Nov. 12

I am thankful that my husband and I have been willing and able to help family, friends, and even strangers with what we have been called to do.

Nov. 13

I am thankful for the home that the Lord blessed us with us after 17 years of marriage.  We spent all of our years doing what we felt the Lord calling us to do helping our family, moving back and forth to the Caribbean, getting rid of most everything we owned 5 times as we moved down there and back.  Even when we were here in the states we lived some with family.  Now we have been here several years and are still working on making it a home that will serve us and our guest well.

Nov. 14

I am thankful for all the furniture that the Lord has blessed us with over this past year.  Our home is really starting to take shape.  Even though we now have more furniture I don’t want to clutter our home things.  If we find that we have more furniture than needed we will be putting it aside for when our brother moves into his home with his family.  We believe in blessing others as we have been blessed.

Nov. 15

I am thankful for the neighborhood I live in.  If something seems out of the ordinary you can be sure a neighbor will make sure that everything is ok.  If help is noticeably needed someone will come over and help you out.  In the middle of the night if there is an emergency a neighbor can be counted on to take you to the hospital or whatever needs to be done.  When we bought this house we felt God planted us here and we have seen proof of this in the years we have lived here.

Nov. 16

I was in a wreck last month and the impact of the other car was right at my hip.  I am thankful that my insurance approved my MRI.  I am also thankful that I didn’t pass out while in there.  With my disability I’ve had several, but the last two have been more difficult with me getting really dizzy feeling while inside there.

Nov. 17

I am thankful for my great friend who has helped me learn more about blogging and html.  Without you my blog wouldn’t exist today; thank you so much.

Nov. 18

Today I am thankful for my orthopedist.  Today I went to get the results of my MRI.  I had to have one due to the hit and run we were in last month.  I have been seeing this dr. since before I had my first spinal surgery.  He is wonderful.  He will not tell me I need surgery unless it is the only option.  Today I was told he wants me to have an epidural, because I am having some problems due to spinal issues.  If the epidural doesn’t work then we will most likely be looking at another surgery.  I am thankful that he is so knowledgeable and that surgery isn’t the first thing he wants to do.  He has never chosen that as a first option for me.

Nov. 19

I am thankful that we get together with Buzzards family at least once a month.  His family is important to me because he is important.  His parents are getting along in age, but still going strong.  One day they will not be around and I know this will be hard on Buzzard, so while we can I want to enjoy the happiness they bring to my husband’s life.  My in-laws and I are close, so they bring happiness to me too.

Nov. 20

I am thankfukl for my beautician.  Today I went to her for a trim, because I wanted to let it grow out.  I showed her the hairstyle I hoped to achieve. She was honest with me and told me it wouldn’t work with my type of hair without a lot of work.  She knows with my disability I am not able to spend a lot of time on my hair.  She told me it would be best at this time in my life for her to keep cutting it short.  I really like the fact that she cuts it so that the back doesn’t look masculine and whenever I make an appointment she makes time for me, since I am forty-five minutes away.

Nov. 21

I am thankful that my children get along well most of the time and enjoy spending time together.

Nov. 22

I am thankful for my friend encouraging me to start this blog.  It is wonderful getting to share my thoughts and goings ons with all of you out there in cyberspace.

Nov. 23

I am thankful for the new Dr. I met today.  She was so patient, kind, and gentle.  Thanks to her I am more assured as to what is going on with my health and am able to get some test that I need to have done.

Nov. 24

I am thankful that I don’t have to cook for today.   I am not able any more to cook huge meals.  My family on the other hand can and they enjoy doing it too.  I am also thankful that we can celebrate together finally after many years of being away from Buzzard’s family.



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