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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thankful November

So I didn't finish my thankful days. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. My little family celebrated it in Little Rock. I had a coworker come over also, because she is from up north and couldn't make it home. We had turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and cheesy potatoes. It was very good.

 I am very thankful for each and every day that I wake up. I am thankful for every person in my life. I am thankful that people have a conscience. When we have something that really touches us, and hurts our heart. So after all the hard work and dedication put into it, when the person decides to clear their conscience, it makes our every day worth it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thankful day 13

Jeanne woke up today with a 102 temperature, a runny nose, and a cough like someone who was a chain smoker for 50 years. I brought her to the doctor and she has an ear infection. Nothing good ole amoxicillin can't fix!

I am thankful for antibiotics. Well I guess medicine in general. Any all medicine (natural, synthesized, semi synthetics, etc). Humans have found ways to take care of themselves in times of illness. What an incredible thing! Yes I know God put the things on earth to allow for men to find, and the ability to learn to men themselves. And I am thankful for that as well.

Thankful day 12

So this past weekend, I traveled to Shreveport to meet up with a good friend that I used to work with. We had such a great time. I wish we had more time together, but it's not that easy. As hard as is it to live far from family and friends, I am very thankful for my husband's job.

Shawn gets to live out his dream every day. He may not like it every day, but I know he is happy with the path he chose. Not only does he get to help people, but he can provide a good future for his family (us). He is a wonderful man and I love him. I am thankful that the people at UAMS gave him a chance to show how great he is at what he does.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thankful day 11

Today I am thankful for veterans. I am thankful for the men and women who serve and have served our country in every battle that we have entered. I am thankful for their courage to take the field against our enemies and put their lives on the line for our freedom. There are so many people who do not show respect for our veterans. They yell hatred at them. They do not understand the honor that our veterans have for what they have done. I am so very thankful that these men and women have taken a stand for our country.

Thankful day 10

Today I am thankful for books. Without books, we would not be able to imagine, dream, be inspired, or hope. We would not be able to become educated about history. Yes there are ways to pass down stories by word of mouth. But as we learned from the game as kids, the stories always would change just a little but before it got to the end of the line.

 As a kid, I would get lost in the stories I read, dreaming of far off lands. Still to this day, I get lost in the books, imagining myself as the main character. I am thankful for hard copies of our history so that our great great grandchildren will know how we lived.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thankful Day 9

Today I am thankful for our freedom. We live in a country where women have the right to walk around in public by herself. Where we can get an education and vote and live our dreams. I see stories on women across the globe who do not have these opportunities. We are fortunate. I am not be happy about the way the election went. I pray for our country and that we may continue to enjoy our freedom for years to come.

Thankful Day 8

I am going to get it together. Eventually. I say that and realize that I haven't been posting my Bible Studies as I wanted to. I'll get back to those soon. Thankful day 8: I am thankful for music. Where did I pull that from? Music has always been a big part of my life. I learned to play the piano when I was young. I can remember going to the football games and watching the band. I was so impressed by their performance. I knew from early on I was gonna be in the band, and I would one day be drum major. And I achieved that. But this is more than just high school band. Music can reach the soul. Tell me you have never heard a song that made you stop in your tracks. A song that chilled you to the bone, or brought you joy from a memory it brought up. Whether you listen to country, classical, Christian, jazz, or anything else, music has a way or making the day a little bit easier at times.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thankful Day 7

Today I am thankful for shelter. I am thankful that we have the house we live in. We have been so blessed in our journey to Little Rock, as I have said here. Our house is a great home to grow our family in. I am thankful that we have shelter from the rain, heat and cold. I pray for those who do not. Even though I gripe about having to pick up after my husband and child, I am thankful for having a home to clean up.

Well I hear my husband telling Jeanne to stop splashing the water out of the bathtub. I may need to go run interference. Till tomorrow.

Thankful Day 6

Sorry I am late!

On Day 6 I am thankful for our food. I am thankful that we have food to eat at every meal. I am thankful for the farmers who grow and pick the fruits and vegetable, raise the cows, chickens, pigs, etc for us to eat. I am thankful that God allows the ground to still be good enough to grow the foods we eat and grow food for the animals to eat. He still allows the rain to come and water the foods that are growing.

I try to pray at every meal to remind myself that I am very thankful to have a plate of food in front of me. I know there are lots of people that do not. I try to enjoy the meals I eat for the same reason. And I do enjoy some Cajun food!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Thankful Day 5

Today was a good day. Beautiful crisp air outside. And the leaves are changing color! It's like I went away for a weekend, came back and BAM! I do so much love the Fall season. Oh yea, I got put in time out by my 2 year old this morning. Yep, I am in trouble. :-)

Today I am thankful for my father's job. I know it may be silly to read, but my family depended on my father's job to live. There have been times when my mom and dad worried about the company merging and him losing his position. We are thankful every day for what my dad was able to provide us with. I hope to not sound arrogant when I say this, but we would have not been able to enjoy many of our vacations, fun times, birthdays, and holidays if not for his job. Sure, it was not easy having him away every other month. But we learned to live with it. Because of his job, mom and dad were able to afford their new mortgage on the new house after Hurricane Rita destroyed our old one. So thank you, Exxon Mobil, for giving my dad the job way back when, trusting in his knowledge to keep him on, and helping him provide for our family all these years.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thankful day 4

We are still in Shreveport. I enjoyed getting to see Jacob and Becca compete at the tournament. I think they both did great! Jacob is a natural and Becca is finally coming out of her shell, and is gonna be good competition! They did a duo and it was awesome.

converse, fashion, friends, girls , growing upI am thankful today for my friends. I have had many friends come and go through my life. And for each one I am thankful. I am especially thankful for my close group of girlfriends from elementary school. We were close all the way through high school. We are still close, but some not as close with each other. Life changes people. But I am thankful for every slumber party, and staying up late talking about boys. I am thankful for our club house, our journals and us growing up together. We shaped each other's lives and personalities, for the better I say. It is hard to find friends like that. We knew everything about each other. Even which buttons to push to make each other mad. Each one I them will always be close to my heart and I pray for them every night. I hope they know just how special they are to me.

As life changes us, and we grow up, we all make new friends. I love them as well. We have a special bond as we all have kids growing up together. Some of my new friends and I are also separated by miles but they are close to my heart as well. I know that if I needed them, they are there. I have moved too many times in the last 10 years. Each place I go, I make new friends, but I am only there for a few years, and have to leave. I hate it. I love following my husband and supporting him, but I hate leaving my friends. Some friendships stick through it, and others fade away. But again, I am thankful for each one and the role they had in my life.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thankful Day 3

Today I am in Shreveport to watch my brother and sister compete in a speech and debate tournament. Jeanne and I surprised them last night. So we are staying in a hotel here, which means little sleep since Jeanne thinks it is a party to have someone else in the bed.. Lol

Day 3: I am thankful for my family. I am very thankful for my parents for having the love for each other which allowed them to be our parents.
I am thanking for my siblings because they have taught me competition, love, sharing, and patience.
I am so very thankful for my husband. We have had our fair share of ups and downs in our time together, but our love has prevailed.
I am thankful for our daughter. She had helped me relearn patience and understanding. I love watching her learn new things.

I am so very thankful for taking the time to do my family geneology a few yeas ago. I can trace my family all the way back to France in the 1500's. I feel this truly allows me to be thankful for my family bc if not for this person being born back in 1545, I wouldn't be where I am today. And I know the line goes so much further back, all the way to the beginning of time. Of course I can't trace it back there, but I am still thankful for each and every person along the line.

Thankful Day 1 & 2

I am a little proud that I have figured out how to blog from my phone. I will do the "Thankful posts" here instead of Facebook. Why? I don't feel I need to post some things for the whole world, especially bc I haven't told my family (bedsides my mom) about the pregnancy and miscarriage. I don't want my FB posts to make people ask questions. I trust you ladies here. Weird that I am comfortable enough to post here about my loss. I trust your thoughts more than most people. Even if you choose not to publish them. :) It's just how I feel. First off, I must say I am feeling better. I ave sad moments, but I have a calmness now. Now let's play catch-up!

Sunrise. Image credit: NASA Day 1: I am thankful for today. I am thankful for waking up in the morning and every breath I take. The fact that He has given me life and allows me to continue to wake up each day is beyond my comprehension. For that I am thankful.

 Day 2: I am thankful for Jesus and the Church. We have been given guidance through Jesus and the Church helps us to remember the right path. I am thankful for our leaders in the Church who have dedicated their life to us to help us remain in God's grace. I am thankful that even though we may stray, God, Jesus, and the Church is always there waiting with open arms.