I am thankful for all those that I have adopted as mine, and/or those that have adopted me as theirs. I love and adore all my kids and grandkids! My heart and love grows each day for you. If I miss anyone's name - please forgive momma, i am getting old ... LOL ... Nichols Hyden, Al Greenwood, Doneil, Arwyn, Alyssa, Courtney, Eddy Robinson & Amanda, Tracy McCormick, Summer Hargrave, Haley Knotts, Vanessa Gray, Johnny Walker, Aaron Knotts, Jason Tully, Jay Griner, Renee Suhrer, BJ & Jacki Frazier -- I love you all so much!!! Thank you for being a part of my heart all these years!!! I love you. You have all been such a strength to me - especially since Rick died. I love you more and more!!!
Thank you to our Military - past, present and those future. We owe a debt that we cannot repay. Words are so inadequate to say Thank you. I sit here this morning thinking back thru the years - all those family members, friends, and those that I don't personally know ... who have served and sacrificed ... that we may be free today. Free to say THANK YOU. Free to live this life we have been given. I think about what our military has given for us ... and i think about what their families have given as well. There are no words - THANK YOU. I love you and pray for you and all of yours. God Bless You ... and God, Bless America!!! THANK YOU!!!!!
thankful for the Internet. Being without it even for a day makes you realize how much you have come to rely on the info as well as the socialization - especially when otherwise limited in contact. So, yes, I am thankful for the Internet ...
today - just thankful to make it thru the difficult days and nights of this journey. There are times that just breathing in and breathing out can be so much a challenge ... but thankfully, God is still God even in the bad times, thru the darkness - God is still God, and He helps us make it thru those times.
It has been a long and difficult journey ... full of laughter and tears ... wrapped in sunshine and storms. For 35 years it was a journey together, with Rick. "A cord of 3 not quickly broken." And now ... God and me ... alone.
Thank You God for always being the God of angel armies and never leaving my side. I love You.
Thankful for comfort food. Homemade chicken and dumplings - makes me think of my momma.
Momma had a way of frustrating me to tears ... and yet, she could make me smile with just a word. She found a way to my heart, to make me feel held and loved even tho we were thousands of miles apart.
Momma - i miss you. A thousand times since you left i have picked up the phone, looked at your number and wanted to call so bad that tears fell down my cheeks. i just miss you so much.
i wonder if you know ... i hang on to the promise of Hebrews 12 - that we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. i want one of thsoe to be you today.
i know you love Jesus ... and you are there with so many of our family and your friends. but i miss you today, and selfishly - i want you back!
i love you.
If ever I missed you ... I miss you now! I love you Momma.
I wrote this 2 years ago ... and I am even MORE thankful today for COFFEE!!! Well, to be honest - thankful EVERYDAY for COFFEE!!! It is my cup of liquid sanity - yes, I have sanity ... when i drink my COFFEE!!! LOL! I am so thankful that some body somewhere (Juan Valdez?) looked at a coffee bean and said, "Hmmm...wonder what that would taste like if i put it in hot water?" MMMMM...GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am thankful for you. My friends, my family, my Facebook. We laugh together. We cry together. We pray together. We share, and sometimes we even argue. But thru it all - we are TOGETHER. And in a world of lonely and dark hours, days and nights - you are always there!!! Thank YOU. I love you!!!
I am thankful for laughter.
One afternoon in 2013 - Joshua called me as we were coming back to SS from Houston - and tells me a tale of life on the ranch/farm. Involved the red farm grease ... about a pound of it he says. Hilarious! I laughed until I had tears, and my stomach was aching!!! It felt so good to laugh that hard!!! Oh my what a tale!!! LOL I laugh this morning just writing this!!! ROFL
This picture was taken one Halloween night. Joshua had decided to shock everyone - so we dressed him up as a trashy woman! LOL ... i have never laughed so hard in all of my life. It was hilarious enough getting him in pantyhose and a bra -- then makeup and a wig ... but then to see the reactions of his kids, his brother in law, his uncle ... OMW!!! We had SO MUCH fun that night. Thank you my precious baby boy for making momma laugh! Precious and treasured times!!!
I am thankful for my sister. Bettie. (Jimmy Stacks) She is my best friend. I can tell her anything - and everything ... and i do! We laugh together. We cry together. We just are ... She has been there for me thru all the years - good ones and bad. She is my greatest supporter, my "one call"! I love you my sister!!!
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It is so easy to complain - even when life is good and things are going right. But especially when life is hard and everything seems to be going wrong.