Wednesday, January 30, 2013


It has been a busy month, is it possible it's the end of January already? It has been a while since I have posted a a gratitude list, these are things I am thankful for.

  • Grandchildren.....All four grandchildren spent the night earlier this month, this is only the second time we have taken all four at the same time....they survived and so did we
  • Time spent with our youngest son while he was home on Christmas break. Brothers also got to spend time together while he was home
  • Son tuning niece's violin
  • Thankful for the women's ministry at our church, we will be starting a bible study in Colossians soon
  • For snow and spring like temperatures all in the same week...something for everyone
  • For those that are always willing to pray with me and help point me back to truth of scripture when I am tempted to despair
  • MRI I had earlier this month showed no changes, this is a good thing, I will have to repeat in 6 months....sigh....thankful that I have physicians that want to make sure all continues to be well 
  • Even though the MRI was done for the liver it also visualized the kidneys...which was helpful for the kidney doctor.... and the kidney stones I had last year... are gone!!! Thank you Lord!
  • Med changes that are agreeing with me, and nausea that I have been plagued with for months has subsided and I have actually been able to gain a few pounds
  • For quiet days, and for the ability to get some much needed chores done.
  • For a grand daughter who likes to cook things with me. I showed her how to bake bread the other day then she went home and baked some more with her mom

There is something about listing the things I have to be thankful for, helps me realize just how blessed I am. Helps stop the grumbling and complaining and that's a very good thing

But this I call to mind, and therefore have hope; The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:21-23


Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

This just warmed my soul...and your gratitude blessed me and made me list mine in my head. Thanks for posting...I am rejoicing with you over so many of these.

Debbie said...

I LOVED this post and your list! Praise God on the good medical reports! And that the nausea is gone! And those grands that are so cute are just the icing on the cake!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

All wonderful things to be oh so thankful for. Rejoicing with you!

Sandy said...

You have much to be grateful for...so does everyone if we just stop and think about it. Gratitude is life changing.
Your grandkids are just darling, as well as your son.
I'm grateful for all of your good reports regarding your health. God is our healer!

Camille said...

Beautiful list Maryann! Yaaayy...the MRI show stability...how wonderful! And...kidney stones??!! YUCKY!!! I'm so glad they are gone! Truly, listing out our thanks is a balm for the soul!

With Love,