Day 95 – Thankful things aren’t worse than they are

If you’re one of those people who just hates it when someone says, “At least it’s not worse,” I apologize. But in my own life, there are days where I’m struggling, and the thankfulness airplane just can’t seem to make it off the ground. That’s when I resort to this saying for myself. Last night… Read More Day 95 – Thankful things aren’t worse than they are

Day 87 – Lessons from Hide and seek – God wants us to find Him!!

When my granddaughter was here last weekend, we played hide and seek.  She is 5 and little. I’m, um, not 5 and big. 😁 My daughter-in-love was helping her hide, but with all my years of experience, I still managed to find her every time. At one point I hid by the side of my… Read More Day 87 – Lessons from Hide and seek – God wants us to find Him!!

Day 83 – Thankful for wholesome movies to watch with children

This evening my husband and youngest son decided to play Minecraft together, so I asked my daughter if she wanted to watch a movie.  We didn’t want to watch one that we’ve already seen, so I looked at the selection to rent at Redbox. It’s really hard to find movies that don’t somehow make me… Read More Day 83 – Thankful for wholesome movies to watch with children

Day 76 – Thankful for the joy of giving gifts, family time, good movies, and beautiful, unseasonal weather

I’m a little bit behind on these posts, but perhaps you all have been as busy as I have and haven’t missed them too much.  This one is from Christmas day. Our core family of four got up, had breakfast and opened a few gifts.  Then, my son went into the kitchen and started cooking… Read More Day 76 – Thankful for the joy of giving gifts, family time, good movies, and beautiful, unseasonal weather

Day 75 – Thankful for forgiveness and the strength to forgive

At this time of year, many of us become acutely aware of the lack of peace, especially in the family front. Sometimes it’s because of a broken family or a blended family or rejection by a parent. Sometimes it may be that mean family member that just can’t let a year go by without making… Read More Day 75 – Thankful for forgiveness and the strength to forgive

Day 71 – Thankful to be able to spend time with my children and cook with my son

I love all of my children.  The youngest is 16, and none of them are really “children” anymore.  I’ve invested a lot of time in their lives, but all but the youngest two have moved on with their own lives; that’s the way it should be. I’ve spent a lot of time with my youngest… Read More Day 71 – Thankful to be able to spend time with my children and cook with my son

Day 53 – Thankful for my sister and her family welcoming our parents into their home

Being a caretaker is hard. I discovered that during the four years that I checked in on my parents while they still lived in their own home. It takes time and zaps energy. Someone has to accompany them to doctors visits or no one will know what the doctor said. I’ll let you figure that… Read More Day 53 – Thankful for my sister and her family welcoming our parents into their home

Day 48 – Thankful for the benefits of physical and spiritual exercise

For years I did not see the purpose of weight lifting for myself. I did the weight machines for a short class in college, but it did not interest me enough to continue on. Then I started having pain that landed me in physical therapy, and I started to understand a bit more. Recently, my… Read More Day 48 – Thankful for the benefits of physical and spiritual exercise

Day 20 – Thankful for deeper bonding in trying times

As I mentioned this summer in this post, my youngest daughter and I have been going through the process of trying to get a diagnosis for the conglomerate of unpleasant symptoms that she has been suffering. This Thursday we get to go see a geneticist. In filling out the forms, I’ve had to contact family… Read More Day 20 – Thankful for deeper bonding in trying times