Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Today is Thankful Thursday and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, my heart and mind have been in over drive both with things I am doing (see the post above) and all that the Lord has blessed me with this last year.  For other thankful hearts click HERE and you will find yourself blessed beyond measure.

This last year has seen many changes in my life.  It was a hard year in some ways as I had to adjust to my youngest (and only) daughter marrying and moving 1000 miles away from me.  I am grateful that the Lord was faithful and I have learned that while it is difficult (not gonna lie) I am able to bear it, and at times I didn't think I could.  I'm grateful that she was able to visit many times this year.  I am grateful that she is finishing up grad school in Dec. and is FINALLY done with school!!  YAY..I guess that is until she has to get her Master's.  But she has 6 years for that...

I am also soo grateful for the birth of two new grand babies this year.   They were both born in Feb. (one of them on Valentines Day) and that they have both been healthy and such happy babies.

This is little Cody Class born on Feb. 3, 2009

And this adorable little cutie is Donatella Valentina Class born on Valentines Day 2009

I am also sooo grateful for all the rest of my little grandkids who are growing into such sweet little people.  How I enjoy them I can't begin to express.  Here is a few pics of them too.

This is Capri who will be 5 next month...and this pic is all about who she is right now.  She lives in a make believe world where princesses and fairys really do exist.   She is  Fancy Nancy here which is her latest love.

And JD. my adorable little 3 year old grandson.  Who could resist that face??

And the 5 year old KG boy Jeffie.  His smile lights up the room

And  8 year old Lindsey, aka Raggedy Ann, haha

The "so cool" 14 year old Evan

And my adorable 12 year old Annabel

Sorry, I never can resist posting pics of my grandkids.

I am also grateful for my husbands new job this last year which is going very well.   I guess as I am sitting here thinking and trying to zero in on what in particular I am grateful for through this last year, I am struck again about how easy it would be to go and on and on.  There is just a blessing everywhere if you look for it.  I am soo grateful to be living in a country where we enjoy the freedoms and blessings that we do.  And as always I am grateful to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ without Whom nothing at all really matters and from Whom all blessings flow.

Rev 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

And I would be greatly amiss if I didn't mention all of you.  I cannot begin to express the joy I have found meeting soo many wonderful new people through the world of blogging this year.  I took it up in early Feb. and have enjoyed every single minute of it.    From all walks of life and all over the United States there are  women who share my great love of the Lord, sewing and decorating, grandkids, and family.  I believe in my heart that the Lord lead me to each and every one of you.  And speaking of wonderful new friends, last night I recieved in the mail a WONDERFUL surprise package just FULL of goodies from my new friend Sue over at Where Memories Are Made.  She is a such a blessing to me.  I discovered her blog through another friend and from the moment I first visited I have been drawn to her warmth, grace, and great love of the Lord.  She is such a sweet woman.  Visit her blog sometime and you will be not only so glad you did, but be soo very blessed as well.  I was soo excited when I had heard I had won her give away (I seldom win anything, haha).  Last night my husband came in carrying a box and said, "Deb, your gift from Sue is here".  He knew I'd been watching for it.

This wonderful note from her was on the top...and inside were MANY treasures, which included (hope I don't forget anything, there was soo much!)  some beautiful fall folliage, some "stress reliever" lotion (which I am dying to try), some warm footies, (already wore those last night) some home made Blueberry Jam (saving that for Thanksgiving Day), a GORGEOUS musical Christmas Ornament that plays Away in the Manager, (I love this!) a book of prayers (already opened and started reading last night) a crocheted dish cloth (I love these my mom also makes them) some Christmas socks (soo darling) AND!!  a homemade Thanksgiving apron her precious mother made!!  I just love it.  It has hand stiching on it as well for an extra special touch.  If you read my post above you will see just how many aprons I have made this year, let alone over the course of my life, but NO ONE has ever made one just for me!!  I can't tell you how I appreciate it. 
THANK YOU SUE from the bottom of my heart.  You will just never know how much this blessed me.  Here are a few more pics of my gifts....

The beautiful Christmas ornament

The darling Thanksgiving apron!!

A close up of the hand stiching

I just LOVE this!

How cute is it??

It has wonderous pockets!!

With my all my wonderful gifts...

Psalm 72:18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things!

May you all have a wonderful week and enjoy and remember all the things that you are most grateful for. 


  1. I love to read about your precious blessings. Your grandchildren are so beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Debbie,

    Okay,.... A -dor- a -ble kids. Great photos. Deb, you are rich indeed.

    I loved reading your thankful praises. I hope to meet you one day face-to-face. have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs.

  3. What a beautiful post! I love the pictures of your grandchildren! And what a great surprise you received from Sue. She is so sweet! I love her blog! Enjoy your day. You made me think of all I have to be thankful for!

  4. Those grandchildren are just adorable!! God is good!

    Happy Thankful Thursday!

  5. What a great post! Your grateful attitude is contagious. I love all the pictures of those grandbabies..they are all adorable (even the bigger kids!) I know they make your heart melt.

    What a special package - that Thanksgiving apron is so cute. I'm not usually wearing an apron..but that one will look perfect next week! I hope your big turkey day is full of blessings!

    Really enjoyed your Thankful Thursday:)

  6. The grandchildren are beautiful! You have such a wonderful list of blessings. Hoping you have a great Thursday!

  7. i enjoyed reading your blessings! how wonderful! God is really good. He blessed you with such wonderful family and blessed you with those awesome gifts! how precious!


  8. Cutie Patooties Deb!! And what a great box of goodies! Love that apron!!

  9. What a nice post. Your grandkids are ALL so cute! I love the Fancy Nancy costume, that is darling.

    And your gifts were alls o nice and that apron is caauute! I love those pockeets too.

  10. Debbie, I absolutely loved this thankful Thursday post! Your heart is overflowing with love. And we know that kind of love can only come through knowing Jesus.

    I am so glad that you won the giveaway and I love how you shared about each item you received. BTW, the Thanksgiving apron looks adorable on you.

    I loved seeing each photo of your grandchildren. I was unable to have children but I LOVE kids and babies. So, it's so much fun for me to see photos of my friends' children. They are precious! I'm sure you are a wonderful and fun grandma too. :)

    I know you miss your daughter living so far away. You too are obviously very close but I'm glad she is able to visit at times. It sounds like you raised her well. If she's near San Antonio, please let me know. I have a very dear and close friend who lives in Boerne, TX.

    And I'm praying about your niece as you mentioned she's in labor.

    Blessings and hugs to you,

  11. Debbie,

    Love Love Love this post ~ it is just oozing with the sweet love in your heart and your grandbabies are adorable....all of them!

    Thanks for sharing all the sweet gifts you got from Sue...that apron is darling on you! I have checked in on her and have emailed her and havent heard anything from her....she hasn't blogged since the winning announcements which isn't like her...just worried about her!

    Thankyou for such a beautiful post today...your thankfulness blesses me so

  12. what a wonderful post of thanksgiving I know how you feel about letting go of our children to allow them to move forward but what beautiful blessing you have in your life

  13. Wow, you have so much to be thankful for! Those grandbabies are sure precious. Love that little Valentine cutie!

  14. You certainly have much to be thankful for. All of your grandchildren are beautiful.

  15. Once again, cute, cute, cute kiddos!! What a great gift you got! Love the apron, and it looks marvelous on you!! And that ornament is darling! Love it all. Great post!

  16. Congrats on the new grandchildren this year. All of you grandchilren are beautiful! I loved reading your post, and am glad that you got a box of goodies in the mail! Have a blessed day!

  17. Debbie, thanks for sharing these lovely pictures of your grandchildren. You are so blessed with many of them. Thanks for your visit and kind words of encouragement. May God bless you always.


  18. Soo much to be thankful for and you are right ... every where we look we should be able to see the blessings from our LORD. They are right there. He truly is our greatest gift.
    May your Thanksgiving season be a blessing; may you be blessed ... each and every day!
    ~ linda

  19. What many blessings you have to be thankful for. Your grandbabies are beautiful!
    I love that apron. What a blessing Sue is.
    Have a wonderful week
    Thanks for visiting my site.


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