Saturday, November 28, 2009

I am Thankful For --------

The Lord has given me much to be thankful for this year!!!

As you know my husband has many health issues. The Lord has walked every mile of these problems with me, most of the time he carried me along the path. I am so grateful he was able to retire early and we have saved enough to live off of until May. We then we be able to draw his retirement.

My Lord loves me and I so do not deserve all of the Blessings he bestows upon me. He is so good!!

My child ( my youngest daughter) is going through a rough time now. On Oct. 20 th her little girl was stillborn. The results showed she had a heart defect. This was in the early morning hours on the day my husband had his last surgery. This is and has been a very hard time for all of us. Please remember my daughter in your prayers. She is doing a wonderful job of caring for her other children. She is not finding the joy of the season this year and she has always loved Christmas!! I am thankful for my child and that I am able to be there when she needs me . I am thankful she was raised in a Christian home and is relaying upon God to see her through.

I am thankful that my older son has a good job now and is turning his life around. My younger son is working hard and is near as we can help him when he needs us.

I am thankful that we were able to gather at my 79 year old Mother's home for a good meal and an awesome time of fellowship.

I am thankful for each of you who have seen us through all the hard times of the past year and have lifted us up in prayer, sent me notes of encouragement, and have been by my side.


Have a Blessed week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 comments:

Kat said...

So much to be thankful for...even when there are things that are hard to bear. I pray your daughter will find joy in this special season soon.

Hugs!
Kat

Mary said...

Mary,

What a terrific thankful list. I am sorry your daughter had to go through the loss of her baby. I have added her to my prayer list.

If you wanted to be included in the book swap, be sure to let me know. I can still arrange it. If it was an oversight on my part, I apologize.

Blessings,
Mary

Jerri said...

I am sorry for your daughter's loss....She sounds like she has faith and a wonderful family to support her.

aBohemianMarket said...

Hi Mary:
My heart is with your daughter as she finds her Joy again for this miraculous season. HE is the reason.
I too am so very grateful and thankful for all that is in my life or that I am in others lives!!!
Peace & Love to you
carole

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Mary, I'm sorry to hear about your daughter losing her baby. That is so hard --anytime of the year. BUT-during the holidays, it becomes even harder. My prayers are with her --and your family.

YES--we all do have alot to be thankful for. God Bless you< Mary.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a lot to be thankful for! Sometimes it's good just need to sit down and make a list to realize how many blessings we have.
Blessings to you this Thanksgiving season.

My Vintage Studio said...

Mary,
I am so sorry to hear about your daughter's loss. I will include your family in my prayers. Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs, Sharon

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Mary,
I am so sorry to hear about your daughter losing her baby...of course I'll pray for her and you and your family.
God sure takes great care of us!
Warmly,
Deb :)

PEA said...

Dearest Mary,

So many wonderful things to be thankful for and yet so much heartache as well. Having lost a baby on Dec. 20, 1979, I can understand how your daughter is feeling about the upcoming holidays. Please know my prayers are with you and your family.

Mary, I need your address so that I can mail your Pay It Forward gift to you, I finally finished making a little something for my participants:-) xoxo

see you there! said...

What a great list you posted Mary and a wonderful reminder that I need to sit down and count my blessings too. I have many and I'm afraid I sometimes take that for granted.

You are my inspiration!

Darla

Jackie said...

What a wonderful list! I was sorry to read about your daughter's family's loss. I will remember them in my prayers.

God bless.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Dear Mary,

What a beautiful list. It is as you said, our God is so good to us. Oh my I could never imagine my life without Him, and His loving us so much is awesome!:o)

I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. I will most certainly keep her in my prayers. What a blessing to have a Mother who believes all things are possible with God. He is able to mend a broken heart. I know because time and time again He has mended mine. This time of the year and every since the moment my Dear Mother left us to be with Jesus my missing her cannot be explained. But through it all I experience joy, only a mighty God can do that. You are a real sweetie pie Mary. Thank you so much for sharing your heart.

Smiles...

Beverly

bluemuf said...

My dear sweet Mary,

You set a wonderful example for all of us. I will be adding your daughter to my prayer list. With Gods help and your strength all of you will find the joy of Chistmas.

Hugs Karen

Lallee said...

Mary, your daughter is in my prayers for God to comfort her in ways she cannot imagine at this time.
Hugs to all of you,
Lallee

jennifer said...

Isn't it a beautiful thing that in the face of surgeries and the loss of a child and concerns over employment and financial concerns we can STILL be thankful? It sounds like you have had a hard year but praise God you can see His hand and feel His peace. I will say a prayer for your family Mary.

Amy said...

So so sorry for your family's loss but so glad that there are so many blessings in your life!

-Amy
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