Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thankful Thursday {Link up #59}

This week I am Thankful For:
(The numbers correspond to my Gratitude Journal on reaching One-Thousand Gifts ... in other words, just ignore them) ;)

129 // I finished a big crochet project I had been working on.  It's only taken me a few months. Whew! But it turned out so pretty & I'm so glad its finished.  (... now what to do next?....)

130   //  Receiving a precious card from a friend I met up with for coffee last weekend.  I am always touched by the thoughtfulness of people.  This card totally made my day.

131 //  Infrared portable heaters.  They have made life so much WARMER while our heater has been so wonky & its been so cold.

133 // I mentioned it earlier in my Monday post - but that Hershey pie my daddy made. Best Valentine gift a girl could get.

134 // A sweet husband on Valentines day that made me breakfast in bed, & got me flowers & balloons.  It's our 23rd Valentine's together & he still shows me how much he loves me.

137 // Electricity popped off on Sunday evening ... when it was cold & snowing... & when The Walking Dead was supposed to come on. I was ready to FREAK OUT!  But luckily, it was only out for like 5 minutes. Whew!  That was a close one.

138 // Warm fuzzy flannel pants. I bought these things on Black Friday for like $5.00 at Kohls & totally forgot about them.  Found them this week & MERCY - they have been a lifesaver. They are like wearing a warm soft blanket. I wish I tried them on sooner so I could have bought more.  They are WONDERFUL!

140 // Nice people who tried to get my car out of their drive way when it was stuck in snow.  And then kind enough to just let it sit there until the snow melted at the end of the day.

143 // Ricky stopped on his way home to make sure I had some all natural cranberry juice for my UTI.  Even after being on his legs for 11 hours, he made sure to stop & haul through the grocery for me.


// For the Hope of Reunions in Heaven.  Today is 1 year ago that Ricky's baby brother, Michael,  passed away.  Too young. Far too young.  Still just as heartbreaking as it was 365 days ago.  I can't believe its been a year already. How time flies by ... & how life continues on.  You sit & think of all the things he has missed in his son's life & its just not the way it's supposed to be.  But we cling to the thought of the reunions that will happen outside of this world.  When we get to see Michael - all of our loved ones again.  So many loved ones.  What an amazing thing to hold onto.  Thank you Jesus for that hope

So what are you Thankful For this week?


  1. Heaven reunions! I hold on to this every day. I miss my dad and realized this summer he has been gone 10 years. So much has happened since then, including my oldest daughter's wedding. Praying for peace and comfort for your loss. And, praying for your infection- those UTI's are painful and no fun. Warm and fuzzy PJ pants....amazing! My girls got me a pair. I can't live without them now. Hope things warm up soon for you. Have a toad-ally blessed week!

  2. Cards are my favorite thing to get in the mail. So sweet and thoughtful!!! Speaking of sweet and thoughtful, you got a winner picking you up cranberry juice! Hope you get to feeling better!!!

  3. i cannot believe it's been a year since your loss. i remember the blog post on it. i hope you are over your uti soon! very sweet of him!

  4. Giiiirrrlll, that Ricky is a keeper!
    I agree with Elle...I can't believe it's already been a year. I can hear my mama's voice saying, "Life goes on." Oh, for that joyful reunion we all will have one day!

  5. Awww. So sorry for the loss, hard on the anniversary. I do love that photo though. Cherish it!

    What portable heater do you love? I might be in the market for a few for the shore house.

  6. Fuzzy pants + space heaters = :)

    I am thankful that it's vacation time.
    & that the BF washed // dried my hiking shoes for me so they were clean & ready to pack.

  7. Those flannel pants sound amazing! I might have to look into some. And that was so sweet of Ricky to stop and get you the cranberry juice :)

  8. Hopefully next week the UTI(s) are all gone :) What a sweet husband with all the pampering and V-day goodness!

  9. Isn't it just the best to get a card/letter from someone for no real reason other than to say, "I'm thinking of you"? It's almost become a lost art, sadly enough. Girl...I'm all about warm pants! Anything to help me stay warm...I'm IN!

  10. I am so thankful for that hope too. Dad going home this week makes it even sweeter there. I can just imagine the time they are all having together. Mom, Dad and my brother Larry.

  11. I do remember your post last year on the loss of Ricky's brother. Such a hard thing to go through.

    Fleece pants are like the best, right? In the winters I try to slip mine on as soon as I get home from work!

  12. I'm so sorry about Ricky's brother. It will be great when you can all meet again.

    Okay I don't even really like cranberry juice but that picture of it just made me want it for some reason. So nice of Ricky to get it for you!

  13. I am sorry I missed you losing your brother in law. That has to be so hard for all of you. Sending you hugs today. I am thankful for your faith and belief that you will all be together again one day.


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