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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thankful Thursday

It's the end of October, can you believe it? Our trees are beginning to change color and the weather has been lovely. Today I want to stop and take a moment to reflect on some of the things I have to be thankful for the last several weeks.

  • Husband is back to work, although he was able to get quite a lot accomplished during the time he was home, he was very glad to get back to work.
  • Young son has found employment at a small bike shop where he lives. Biking is something he enjoys doing, so this job is a great fit and he will be able to continue to "gig" on the side.
  • Release from GI doctor, things have been stable, no longer need MRI's every six months...happy dance
  • Still getting peppers and tomatoes from the garden...we are just about done, will probably pick the last of the peppers this week.


  • Weekly phones calls from my sister
  • I say this all the time, but I can't over emphasis how thankful I am for my church and pastors and how the Word of God is faithfully preached every Sunday. We are just finishing up the book of Ephesians, don't you love how God can show you something different every time you read his Word, even though it may be a familiar book or passage. His Word is always fresh, always relevant.
  • Thankful that the car we thought  might need a fuel pump, only needed an inspection
  • Thankful for "Grandma Days" I had to miss a couple last month, makes me all the more thankful for them


  • Thankful that we are included in the other activities the children have, I have gotten to go to soccer games and a pep rally



  •  Pansies and chrysanthemums


  • Today marks the end of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it is the month that I celebrate three years of being cancer free...thankful!


11 comments:

Creations By Cindy said...

Happy Fall...Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debbie said...

Loved your list and I rejoice with you for all your blessings!

3 years for me too! praise God!

Camille said...

I enjoyed your list my friend. Rejoicing with you in God's Goodness! God is always Good. Always Faithful. How precious that you are in a church where His Word is preached in faithfulness...what a blessing! Yes, God's Word is always fresh...living...wonderful! Hugs, Camille

Sonja Goodson said...

What a full and wonderful list! Best of all... 3 years cancer free!!! Awesome!!! :)

Lea said...

Wow! that was a great "thankful list" with some big items on it. It always does our heart good to recount our many blessings. Happy weekend!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful gratitude list and I am so glad you are celebrating 3 years cancer free...

Cinnamon said...

So glad you popped over today. Thanks for leaving a comment about the "hand trees" They were soo fun and so easy. And not even the littlest bit messy.....all pluses in my eyes ;-)

I enjoyed visiting here today.

~Cinnamon

Stephanie said...

Your list is full of so many beautiful things to be thankful for and it was a joy to read it. And what a blessing to be cancer-free for 3 years!! Praise the Lord :) Have a lovely weekend. Hugs!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a delightful list of gratitudes. A grateful heart is one that finds the countless blessings of God in the seemingly mundane everyday life.

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NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Loved your heart of gratitude. Such a fine list-praising Him you are cancer free.
Hugs, Noreen

Ceil said...

Hi Maryann! Congratulations on your good health report, and your three year anniversary! I am sure it was a hard road, and you made it. I hope you will do a little something nice for yourself to celebrate.

I love being with the grandkids, so these photos are just precious. Congrats on the job for your husband! Was he unemployed? My husband is unemployed now for over a year. It stinks. But I know things will get better. I have faith, just like you did in yourself and your healing. You are such a great role model.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Ceil