Friday, January 6, 2012



    noun /ˈgratəˌt(y)o͞od/ 

    1. The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation
    2. for and to return kindness
      • - she expressed her gratitude to the committee for
      • their support

      It's a new year, a clean slate. It's when we make
      new resolutions,or just add on to the list, things we didn't get
      accomplished in the previous years.

      As I grow older, it's the little things that matter most
      to me now.
      An anonymous note left on my doorstep (by a certain
      granddaughter next door),
      a call from a son to check on me or ask me to meet
      them for lunch, or my
      husband- starting my bath water so it will be ready when I

      Also, with age, I have learned I have so much to
      be grateful for. In August,
      we will have been married for 40 years. I still
      have both parents living;
      even though mom is in a nursing home with
      Altziemer's, I still get to see
      and speak with her. My father, almost 90, is
      independent, living on his own, still
      drives and sits with mom everyday with 65 plus years
      of marriage to their credit.
      I still enjoy lunch with my dad every
      Tuesday and Thursday. Those outings are
      precious to me.

      God has blessed us with 2 godly sons and daughter
      in laws. We have
      4 precious granddaughters that are healthy and teach
      us everyday about life.

      We have a roof over our head, food to eat, and my husband
      still has the same job as an agent for Farmer's
      Insurance for 38 years. Our health, though we have had
      our ups and downs, could be alot worse.

      We have wonderful family and friends. They have
      supported us through the good and the bad, and
      and they have laughed and cried with us. We know
      they are always a phone call away.

      We are especially grateful for a special friend this week.
      Pat and Robbie are dear friends of ours. Pat and I
      have been friends for almost 50 years and Robbie and
      Richard grew up in the same neighborhood, and have
      remained friends through out the years. Robbie has
      been on the transplant list for quite sometime now.
      After many trial runs to the hospital, minutes away
      from surgery, it would not be a match.
      This past Wednesday night, God blessed
      Robbie with his new liver. He is doing so well; he is already
      out of ICU and in a private room. They are talking about
      sending him home on Monday. I am thankful for
      donor's family; from their death, many
      lives were saved.

      When I saw this "gratitude journal" on "Papertreyink"
      I knew I had to
      make some. It's a small gift, but a way to count your
      and write down
      the things we are grateful for. I was honored to be able
      to give
      my first one to
      Pat and Robbie. I pray each time they look at it,
      they will
      remember it is a sign
      of God's love and many blessings.

      So I hope as you read this, know that I am grateful for
      you,whether you
      are family, friends, or a fellow blogger. I hope you stop
      and count your
      blessings,be grateful for all you have, and don't forget to
      share them
      with others.

1 comment:

  1. very fun little scrapbook - I love making these too. Found you via the girl creative. If you have time come check out my post - have a fabulous day