Thursday, February 22, 2007
My friend, Annie, tagged me for this Thankful Meme. The idea is to write about three things you are thankful for! My first tag! How exciting! OK--here it goes:
- I will start the same as Annie--I am thankful for my family, first of all my husband. B. is the most amazing person I know. If you want something done and want it done right--he is your man. If you need someone to listen--he's your man. If you are in the hospital and need someone to visit--he's your man. If you are moving and need help--he's your man. If you need someone to coach a basketball team, he's your man. If you need someone to be a basketball referee, he's your man. If you need someone to play a part in the YMCA drama, he's your man. If you need someone to fly AF airplanes, he's your man--'cause he's the best! If you need someone to call you just to check on you, he's your man. If you need prayer, he's your man... Sound busy? He is, but he still manages to be an excellent, involved father and husband. I only whine occasionally (like last night) about his commitments! I am so blessed to have him--he's my man!
- My children give me more pleasure than I have ever known. K. gave me the joy of being a mother for the first time--it was thrilling and terrifying all at the same time. She is nearly 15 and is very much like her father. Not only does she look like him but she has many of his personality characteristics--including the "being there" ones. There have been many times when I have come home from town dreading all the work waiting for me and found that my daughter has already done it for me. Does a mom's heart good! I will miss her at school next year. A. and M. were blessings beyond all blessings. B. and I had just experienced the birth of our still-birth daughter, Kassidy, the year before and we were hurting. I remember thinking that getting pregnant again would be the only way I would heal. I even asked the Lord to give me twins and then I would have three children for three pregnancies. The Lord is faithful ,and even so, I was shocked to see two babies on the sonogram screen. The biggest "YES" that God has ever given me. M. is and has always been my sunshine--she lights up a place---ask anyone. A. is more compassionate and caring and cautious than anyone. He is a rock and I am proud of him.
- The third thing I am thankful for is my health. My mom died of cancer 20 years ago. I am approaching the age my mom was when she passed away and it makes me so aware of what a blessing good health is. There are people all around--I've been reading a few blogs written by or for very sick people --who are hurting--dying--and still trusting God. I feel so much for them--pray for them. Thank you Lord for your blessings on me!