Thursday, December 10, 2009

My Thankful List

It is that time of year again... when I have to make a new time book for I am the The Keeper of Time. LOL I WISH I could keep time to make those special moments in life last longer. It is rather time consuming as each person's name is color coded by me with thought and care. It is funny how time appears in alot of my artwork.

Yesterday I had one of my sinus headaches for which I was NOT thankful! I took something for it by late afternoon as I felt it was not going away. I didn't have any Alleve. I went back by the $ store as I did the day before where I got a wealth of Christmas gifts and I was indeed thankful. Christmas socks for my DIL. One is argyle which she likes. So do I. The other has the exact number of snowmen that are in her immediate family. How cool is that? A small, pretty 350 piece puzzle for my in-laws to work on when they get snowed in next month. Dish towels for my SIL to sew her knit tops on so they will hang on a stove for her to sell under one condition - that she make me one! A book by Tom Delay for my Daddy. But best of all, Christmas cards for me! They have 3 lambs on them. When I saw them, I almost hollered & danced a jig like a kid on Christmas day. I did good.

By the time I got home, I laid my head down on the couch to rest while waiting for Don to get ready for church. I almost started not to go; just stay home and take a nap, but I got up and went on. Now I am so glad I did. I took a copy of the letter from an email which was my previous post. Please go back and read it if you haven't already. It will warm your heart. As I read it, I had the kid's undivided attention. It opened a discussion about hobos and the homeless and made us thankful for our nice warm homes and food on out tables. They have seen their mom's try to help some homeless people and they know to be very careful. One man threw back the Krystals Savannah's mom bought for him because he wanted the money for drugs! The Krystal gave her money back for them. Yet Savannah's mom has continued to help other needy people. Casey's mom tried to help another man who tried to get in their car!

I gave them a word jumble to do that I got from a Christian site that now sends me emails to help teach a class. They loved it. We had so much fun and laughed a lot. Then I let them play with paint. I drew a peppermint which got good to me because I drew a connecting trio once I got home.

I have several prayer requests to ask of you all. My good friend Anne has family friends that are going through a dificult time. Harry has heart problems and was recently released from the hospital. His wife Susan is 6 & 1/2 months pregnant but has asthma really bad. While Harry was in the hospital, she had to be admitted also! She was supposed to get out but they are keeping her til Friday now. They may have to take the baby soon. They have a 17 year old daughter named Lindsey who has taken a night job to help out. Harry's insurance isn't going to cover all of his expenses but thankfully Susan's will cover her's. When Susan gives birth, my church is going to give her baby items. She is having a boy.

My husband's ex mother-n-law Earline is in the last stages of lung cancer and is now in hospice. This came on really suddenly. They are waiting for her son to come home. If our oldest son flies to Atlanta, it would cost him $900 so he may not be able to make it & may be the only grand child who cannot make it. It is always harder when a family memember is dying around this time of year. Please keep these family in your prayers. Thank you.

Because it is almost Christmas, I thought "My Thankful List" would be the perfect title for this post. I was thankful to get my 1st Christmas card from a co-worker this week. I was thankful to finally "hear" from my best friend Genie in an email who has been busy. I had forgotten she was taking a class ontop of teaching Special Ed and everything else she has to do. But most of all I am thankful I can get back into size 8 pants! What were you thankful for this week? Care to share? Then join us for Thankful Thursday at the following....


Dineen A. Miller said...

Hi Becky! So glad you stopped by at S.U.M. for Thankful Thursday and so great to meet you too! Love your excitement over your gifts, especially the cards. Merry Christmas!

becky aka theRAV said...

Hi again Dineen! Merry Christmas to you my new friend.

Serendipity said...

Wow, you are certainly a meticulous person and pays attention to all the finer details. I'm referring to the exact number of snowmen :-)

Will be praying for Harry and family and also your husband's ex MIL.

Many blessings to you!

becky aka theRAV said...

Yes, I have been told I am very meticulous, Serendipity! LOL My best friend was the 1st one to tell me that when she say me put mayo on bread! My son does it the same way I do, covering the entire piece of bread. Thanks for the prayers for Harry and family as well as Don's MIL. Blessings back at you!

Denise said...

Praying over your requests sweetie. I love you.

becky aka theRAV said...

Thank you, sweetest Denise. I love you too!