Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Well tomorrow is Thankful Thursday and again my heart has been dwelling on all I have to be thankful for this week.

I am grateful that the party for the babies went so well last week-end. Good times were had by all and the babies were an absolute joy to behold.

I am grateful for the time I spent with my granddaughter Annabel. She is at such a fun age I feel. Old enough to enjoy a REAL conversation with, and yet young enough that she is still so innocent and eager. I am also grateful that she feels so willing to share her hearts secrets and desires with me. I treasure the talks we have.

I am grateful that we discovered what it is that has been making my step dad lose weight without really trying, and to be soo unbearably tired all the time. I am also grateful that even though his blood sugar was SKY high, he was still OK, and that it is a treatable condition.

I am grateful that my son John’s standup comedy night was such a HUGE success, and that there are to be more in the future. I’ve always known he is HYSTERICAL, and it’s nice to see others can appreciate it too.

I am very grateful that I am to have a fun date night with my hubby Sat. night to celebrate not only our 35th wedding anniversary, but also Valentine’s Day. We will see the play The Color Purple, and then have dinner somewhere nice afterwards. He has somewhere planned, but it is to be a surprise for me. I am thinking it might be Sushi as he knows I have been craving it so. Oh, and BTW, I am soo grateful for him as well.

This might seem silly, but I am also thankful for Valentine’s Day. I love that there is such a holiday that lets you focus on those you love. I think sometimes it is easy to get carried away with the “idea” of that special Valentine, and that if you find yourself in the position where you don’t have a special somebody, the holiday becomes a nightmare to just get through. I remember feeling this way on a couple of Valentine’s Days when I was in high school. How silly when I think about it now. I think we should focus instead on ALL of those who are in our lives that we love and cherish. God has blessed me with soo many that truly my cup does run over. And right at the very top of my list is the Lord Himself. His love for me and for all of us remains constant and true. His gift of eternal life is the ultimate love gift we all could ever receive. So today, as always, I am grateful for Him, and for His love, and for His free gift to all who believe.

Psalm 118:29 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

I am also grateful for all of you, my blogging friends.  I wish I could send a special Valentine to each and everyone of you who has blessed my life through this last year of blogging.  I starting blogging last year at this time and never in a million years did I EVER think I would meet so many wonderful people.  So let me just say now how much I love and appreciate you all.  To join the other grateful hearts, click HERE.


  1. I'm blessed by all the things you are thankful for! It serves as a reminder to me to find those grace notes in my own life.

  2. Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.
    Blessings, andrea

  3. You're blessed with a wonderful family and that's what's warming your heart. Have a wonderful weekend ahead. Join me too for TT. See you there.

  4. Advance Happy anniversary to you and your hubby!! 35 :) I'm only on my fourth..

    And Happy Valentine to you too!

  5. Deb,
    First of all, a very Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!! And how wonderful that you have so much in your life to be so thankful for!! I feel the very same way! And I want to hear more about funny John!!!!
    And I too am ever so thankful for all of the wonderful people that blogging has brought into my life. You are on this list!!

  6. Happy Anniversary Debbie and her sweet husband! I know He has to be sweet to be with you :)

    I am so thankful for you my friend! and Happy Valentines to you too! You bless me everytime I visit! I just love hearing about you and your sweet family!

    Bless you my friend

  7. Happy Anniversary sister Debbie! And your post painted a smile on my face as you talked with gratefulness and about "love"...

    I'm sure your grandkids feel that special love from their grandma that they are always eager to be close with you.

    May God bless you and I hope you have your "chop sticks" ready after that movie! Love and blessings.

  8. Can we see your son on youtube? I could use a good laugh right now!
    But really, thanks for joining. It's always a blessing to hear thanksgiving, even about strangers, because of course we're all one family, and will be for eternity.
    Please see mine here.

  9. Happy Valentines and Happy Anniversary! May your day be blessed...Laurie

  10. A really diverse list of thankfulls. I love it! It is particularly touching about Annabel. ~

  11. I popped in from Thankful Thursdays. Really enjoy reading your blog. What a blessed life you have.

  12. I hope you have a wonderful time this weekend - with your Valentine and love of your life! Two really exciting weekends back to back...what fun! I'm with you - I think Valentine's Day is not only fun..but such a "sweet" idea - a day to remind those we love just how much we love them!! A great idea!

    Such a nice thankful list today - enjoy this Thursday, friend. :)

  13. What a wonderful bunch of things to be thankful for. I am glad that you had a great party and weekend with your family! I know that my favorite times are those shared with the ones I love!
    Happy Anniversary! 35 years is an amazing accomplishment and blessing. It gives me hope to see and hear of people who have been married for so long and are still so much in love. I hope that you enjoy the play and I hope you get sushi for dinner! Eat a piece for me since I can't have sushi again until after my baby is born.
    Thank you for a wonderful post and Happy Valentines Day to you!

  14. Hi Debbie, Just wanted to say I'm grateful for you. What a wonderful list you wrote. Isn't the world of blogging so amazing-I too have made so many incredible friends. Blessings to you this day!

  15. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. I just know that I am going to recieve much inspiration from you!!

  16. Happy wedding anniversary and happy bloggy anniversary, too! Beautiful Thankful post!

  17. I'm grateful for you Deb. You have many blogging friends too. Isn't our bloggy world such fun and encouraging?

    You have a wonderful family. Many times people have some painful memories of expectations for Valentine's Day that were not fulfilled. But as I read about your life, I can't help but think how God has blessed you with a wonderful and loving family.

    May He continue to bless you as you enjoy those grandbabies too.



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