This year, especially, I have so much to be thankful for.
My Husband - who has been my rock through these past two months. I'm so blessed to have him by my side walking through this life.
My children - who have also been extremely sensitive to their Mom when I needed it. When I told Caleb the news of my tumor and impending surgery, he gave me a big hug and said "it's gonna be okay Mom, no matter what. We're a family and we will get through this together. I'll even go grocery shopping and do laundry for you!". Seth has been so helpful with daily tasks and Josh and Sarah made cute cookie mixes in mason jars to give as thank you's to those who brought us meals.
My church family - who have prayed over me and for me. They have helped care for my family by bringing us the most delicious meals this past month. What a blessing.
My friend, Cindy - who has cleaned my house - twice, bought me Season 1 - 4 of Downton Abbey on blue ray to watch while recouping, had Mark and I over for dinner, got me out of the house for a day ( boy, I needed that), made me a beautiful fresh evergreen wreath for my front door, and has been there to talk when I needed to. She's a forever friend that I'm so thankful for.
My other close friends - who are always there for me, even though some don't live close by. I've received cards, beautiful flowers, long telephone calls, and more delicious meals delivered just when we needed it. I'm so blessed to have such amazing friends.
My family - who have been so supportive. I know that I can call on them if needed and they will be there to help at a moment's notice. I'm also thankful for my sister and my niece who came the day of my surgery to be there with Mark during the six hour procedure and made me laugh after surgery. Apparently, I was making them laugh quite a bit too as I was coming out of the anesthesia. They said they wished they had a video camera - I'm glad they didn't!
My blogging friends - who when asked if they could help me out with some guest posts for the month of November, where so quick to say yes! This might not seem like such a big deal, but for home decor bloggers, November and December are our busiest months of the year! When I asked for help, I was hoping that one or two might be able to help, but within hours, I had heard from them all saying they would gladly help me with a guest post and many offered more! Thank you, ladies, for keeping my blog active when I could not!
My readers - who have been praying for me and sent me notes of encouragement the past two months. I so appreciate that you take time out of your busy day to come here and see what I'm up to. You make me want to be here and hopefully share some fresh ideas that might inspire you. I love what I do and I'm so thankful that you are here with me on this journey!
My God - "He's my rock, He's my fortress, He's my deliverer, In Him shall I trust" Praise be to Him for getting me through these past months and for His healing touch!
I could go on and on listing things that I'm thankful for. Oh, one more thing - I'm thankful that I don't have to cook this year and that we're heading to my sisters for dinner with my dad! Thanks sis for having us this year!!
I wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving day!