Thursday, November 26, 2009

What are you thankful for?



A year ago today, I was praying not to die from a reaction to my asthma inhaler. I couldn't breathe, I dislocated my ribs, and I was unable to get to my dr because it was Thanksgiving.

This year, I am breathing without pain. I rarely need my inhalers. My children are healthy and one year older, and I was here to see it. What a blessing to be alive and breathing! I am thankful that God allowed me to remain here to raise my family.

While my body and mind have paid a price for my illness last year, I am able to do what needs to be done, and for that I am grateful.

I am thankful for my mom--that she too has endured another year and is here to be my children's only grandparent.

I am thankful for my dear husband, who has taken over so many tasks that used to be mine, who has cared for me and worried about me, who is my closest and sweetest friend.

I am thankful for children who challenge me to be a better person than I am, who have grown and matured once again into more loving, more amazing people than they were a year ago.

I am thankful for friends met online and loved in real life. I am thankful for the ability and resources to pursue my stamping passion.

I am thankful for the promise of spring and renewal even in the darkest hours of winter. I am thankful to God and to His Beloved Son for their love and blessings to me and those I love.

For both large and small blessings, this year I give thanks.