Thursday, November 8, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Though I have skipped Thursdays in the past because time was not of the essence, today I am thankful that although, I am down for the count with a major infection in my ears and sinuses and a touch of bronchitis to boot, it gives me some quiet time to reflect and be thankful.

We are thankful that Emily's friend, Amanda is home from the hospital and doing well. We are thinking of their family as they deal with the daily occurances of cystic fibrosis. Their courage and faith are awe-inspiring and our family is blessed by their spirit and friendship. We are praying that the PIC line can be removed by 11/14, so that Amanda can return to school and her friends:)

I am thankful for a sense of humor, we'd never get through the day without it!

I am thankful for my niece and her recent confirmation. Whenever a child grows in their faith, my heart is extra happy!

I am thankful for my mother, always there, always listening, always steadfast, she is a rock and a friend, how blessed that makes us.

I am thankful for my husband, who thought about teamwork this week and surprised me by doing the little things that were never even asked of him, it makes a big difference, honey. (I do think my looking sick and pitiful helped:)

I am thankful to Karen and Kate and our Thursday chats - I look forward to our time together and am grateful for our friendship.

I am thankful to be a mother and wife. I attended a baby shower last weekend for my friend Gerri's daughter in law, Christy. Christy looked beautiful, and this baby is answered prayer in every way. I sat there taking in all the pretty gifts and all the advice being doled out and realized how fortunate I am to be on this side of motherhood. I am grateful to my friends who inspire me, as we raise our families and learn by each others' sides. I am thankful to blog moms whom I've not even had the priviledge of meeting, but somehow speak to my heart any number of times during the chaos that is our week. Even when sick and feeling certainly not my best, those smiles, that sound, "Mommy", it just makes it okay. I am thankful to be a mother...


mommy24treasures said...

Lovely list and i am so sorry you aren't feeling your best... I pray speedy healing comes your way. I love the sense of humor pics. Yes a family needs this. Laughter is medicine to the soul.

Kimber said...


I am so sorry you are sick. I hope you feel better soon. Your list is lovely. You have a blessed life.


Don and Lisa Osborn said...


Beautiful list!!!

I am thankful for you and your sensitive spirit. I'd be even more thankful if you were healthy!!!

Get well soon sweetie!


Lori said...

Oh Heather, I'm sorry that you are so sick. :( I hope you are already feeling better...I'm sending a big (hug) your way!
I cracked up at Hannah in those glasses...I almost bought those for the boys this week!
It's always great reading your list and sharing in your blessings. :)

Lori said...

ps I forgot to say that I LOVE the picture of you and sweet cowgirl Em~ beautiful mother-daughter! :)

prechrswife said...

Such a sweet post... Feel better soon. Being sick is no fun.


Linette said...

Great post Heather! I know exactly what you mean and can relate on so many things you said. Being a Mommy is the best. :) Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Sheri said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! I love the picture of you -- it's always nice to see what the blogger moms look like once in awhile. ;) It's so sweet that you shared that it's a blessing to be a mother and wife -- not all women feel this way, and it's great to know other women that love staying at home with their precious children. Have a great weekend and take it easy.

Debbie said...

I love the Believe sign!!! Where did you get it??

Anonymous said...


Your posts are always so beautiful. I love the picture of you. You look very happy to be a mommy :)!

I am praying you will be better soon!

sheryl said...

Heather, this is such a beautiful post! I hope you feel better soon! It's so hard when mommy doesn't feel good. I am thankful to have found you in bloggyland. Your sweet spirit continues to touch me and inspire me. Love the picture of Hannah in her glasses, it made me laugh out loud!

Big Hugs,

Danielle said...

I hope you're feeling better. I just got your message this morning - Emily has the sweetest voice :)

Tell her I am so happy she said hi to me. I will try to call soon. I have to read this script now since we are working on it this week, and I have a tea to go to at 3:00. I can try to call you on my way there.

Love this thankful Thursday. Hope you're feeling better!


redmaryjanes said...

I love reading these because it reminds me of how much we really have to be thankful for.

Leslie said...

You write to beautifully Heather, I wish I knew you in "person"! I pray that you are feeling better soon! Thank you so much for the sweet words, I am so thankful that I "know" you too! You are a blessing to me!

Christy said...

A lot to be thankful for. The pics are so cute and the pic of you is beautiful! YOu are such a beautiful woman. Sorry to hear your not feeling well. I echo the comment of your spirit. I always appreciate you comments and you have such a gentle and thoguhtful spirit. It really shines through.

Christy :)

Angie said...

What a beautiful "thankful" post! I love the pictures of the girls with the silly glasses on...too cute! I am so sorry to hear that you have been under the weather...praying that you are feeling better soon.

Danielle said...

So glad I was able to talk to you and Miss Em today. She is SUCH a sweetie!

Tell her I LOVED talking with her. She has wonderful manners, and is just as sweet as I thought she would be.


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