Thursday, September 30, 2010


Life is moving quickly these days and I find myself watching some things go by in a blur. How on earth did it get to be almost Oct. already??! I had my hubby dig out our Fall decorations the other day and I did finally get them all up. It was a good feeling. I LOVE Fall. I did tell him after I found "new" places for all my "old" familiar things, that it is FINALLY starting to feel somewhat like home here. But today is Thankful Thursday and I decided  to spend some time counting up my blessings. So let's see.

Psalm 50:14 Offer to God thanksgiving, And pay your vows to the Most High.

I am grateful that my mom continues to improve. I spent the entire day with her yesterday and it was a GOOD day. She got her nails done and a good pedicure and how it seemed to raise her spirits. She was LONG overdue. She moves slowly and is a little unsteady, but again soo much improvement. We went back to her house and she took a brief nap and then we spent a good hour "studying" as she calls it. I worked with her on her reading and writing skills. She is doing soo much better and yet definitely continues to struggle here. She thankfully can still see the humor in things (our family is BIG on humor, haha) and we laughed and laughed as I accused her of "guessing". (she was for sure btw, haha)

Psalm 126:2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."

We ended the evening by going out to dinner with her hubby and mine at one of our favorite places ~ Olive Garden ~ and it was just like old times. Now she couldn't read the menu, but she knows a lot of it by heart anyway. I love that we can go here and split a dinner with our spouses and STILL have PLENTY of food. Sooo yummy. She is getting set up to attend about 6 weeks or so of various different kinds of therapy and I am soo grateful for the kindness she has been shown. I am grateful these sorts of facilities exist and for the insurance that pays for them.

I am grateful for a little break in the heat today. We reached 113 here on Mon; a record breaking day. I am anxiously awaiting TRUE Fall weather however, haha.

I am grateful for my sisters and the fact that there are soo many of us to rally around and help and support one another.

I am grateful for my husband who works soo hard and lives with the stresses he does at his office.

I am grateful that my son James's first Sunday evening service went REALLY well and that he is beginning a study in first Corinthians. I am grateful that if all goes as planned we will be going to hear him every Sunday night. YAY...

I am grateful that this week-end stretches ahead of us with NOTHING that has to be done, and NOWHERE we have to go...Oh the possibilities, haha...

And I will end this on one final thought of gratitude. How grateful I am for all of you precious bloggers I feel I have come to know. It is like continuous GOOD books I get to read every day. Soo many of you are SUCH good writers and bless me so with your knowledge of His Word and the insights you have learned that you are soo willing to share. The everyday happenings as well make me smile and remember sometimes the days when my children were young. The recipes that make my mouth water and my tummy growl are available with a click of a finger. The places I get to visit and see as I browse through the pictures of your trips and the events of your life. The prayers and support from women all over this great country, and even some in Canada. = ) How I thank God everyday for you.

1 CH 23:30 to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at evening;

May this verse take root in all of our hearts that it might be our strongest desire.

Have a wonderful week-end. (yah, I know it's only Thursday...I am a little ahead of myself, haha

Join the other thankful hearts will be so blessed if you do.


  1. I enjoyed reading your post! It is so wonderful to be encouraged by other thankful women! Thank you for sharing with us.

    Stopping in to visit you from the Thankful Thursday blog hop!

  2. What a wonderful post of praise and thanks. We had a horribly hot and humid summer this year. The cool fall air has begun and it feels like the breath of life after the heat. Sweet abiding!

  3. Such a grateful heart you have, bless you.

  4. What a great thankful list!!

    Yay for your mom feeling better!! I too love the fall and all the things that come with it!!

    I am having a give away on my blog today if you want to come by

    Love and Blessings

  5. Praising Him as I read your grateful heart. You are a blessing to us, too sister Debbie. May the Lord bless you and protect you and your family.

  6. Wonderful praises...I couldn't help but rejoice with you as I read!!!
    Well, What a Might God we Serve!!!
    Have a restful and fun weekend...enjoy decorating!!!

  7. Debbie, you have a very thankful heart. I'm so glad your mom is doing better. How cute that she calls it her study days.

    It's been so hot here in Phoenix too. I can't wait for cooler weather so it will FEEL like fall. I guess if we pull out the fall decorations we can pretend it's cooler, right?

    Blessings and love,

  8. I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time with your mother and a small family dinner.
    Glad that your son's service went well on Sunday night and that you will be able to attend in the future.

    Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us.

    Love & peace,
    <>< Iris

  9. What a wonderful list, Debbie! We really could just go on and on with our blessings each week:) (Although I suppose no one would really keep coming back to my blog if I just rambled as much as I would like to!)

    So glad that your mom is doing better and is in such good spirits. Without a doubt, attitude makes ALL the difference in recovering from just about anything. With such a good attitude, lots of laughter and such a great support group by her side...she will do fantastic! So neat that she already back to enjoying Olive Garden!!

    Really glad that you can make it to your son's evening services...I guess the move put you closer. One more reason to love the new house. I'm glad you are starting to feel "home" there. We have been here almost one year (hard to believe) and it still is not "just right" in my brain yet. ???go figure

    I hope that birthday was beautiful and that cooler weather is on the menu for this weekend and you enjoy a wonderful couple days with your family. Hugs my friend, Jennifer

  10. Blessed weekend rest to you and yours. My port placement was rough, but it's over. I hope to have a quiet day tomorrow.


  11. Hey Debbie!

    So blessed by your grateful heart and hope you had a wonder birthday today!!

    Hugs and Sweet Birthday Blessings!

  12. Hey girlfriend - just wanted to say hello...hope you are off to a great week! How is your mom this week? Give her an extra hug from your bloggin' buddy:) And a hug for yourself, as well!

  13. Debbie,
    What a beautiful post! Each of the verses you shared resonated in my spirit, giving thanks to God always.

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I will add her to my prayers, for her recovery and her strength to be renewed. So thankful for the precious time you have been able to spend with her.

    Thank you for stopping by my little piece of the blogging community. You are such a precious sister in the Lord and I cherish each of your comments and words of encouragement. Most of all, thanking for lifting me before the Lord. He hears and has been answering our prayers in so many ways.

    May you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.

    Much love in Christ,


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