It's time for Thankful Thursday. I've neglected this for a while, mainly because I wondered if anyone was interested. Then I decided I need to express my gratitude for all the blessings in my life--regardless of whether or not it makes for good reading material. Thanks, Laura, for hounding me!
I am extremely grateful for good friends--some I didn't even know I had. The outpouring of love and support I felt yesterday has almost overwhelmed me. I've read your comments here and on Facebook over and over again. If words can hug, you all succeeded! I went to the cemetery yesterday and sat for about half an hour. I cleaned the stone and left her some balloons and a small gift. I've never felt such peace being there. A lot of that had to do with your kind words and the strength they gave me.
I'm thankful for the rain we had last night. My poor flowers were looking peaked (as my grandmother would say). They're much happier today.
I am more than grateful for my testimony of Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice. It's because of his example that you all reached out to me yesterday. It's because of his willingness to give his life that I am certain I will be with Shana again. The knowledge that I can live with my Heavenly Father forever, as well as my dear sweet husband and our precious children and grandchildren, gives me power to overcome the aggravations and anxieties of life. It's that knowledge that keeps me going each day--and in the right direction!
This next thing is hard to put into words. I've actually started this paragraph three times and erased it each time. I'm not thankful that all my children and grandchildren now live so far away and can't visit very often. But I am thankful that I don't have to clean house every day. Since it's just me and Darrell, the house stays fairly clean. Other than laundry and dishes, my time is my own--to read, watch old movies, spend way too much time on the computer, or work on some of my DIY projects. Do I miss having to sweep the kitchen floor two or three times a day? Do I miss fingerprints on the french doors? Do I miss toys everywhere? YES! Just not all the time. ;-)
Are you thankful today? Think about it, then tell me here.