Thankful

Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving!

As I reflect on all I have to be thankful for, I am astounded that there is so much! We tend to go through our days without stopping to really take a look around us and truly appreciate what we have. We are always chasing a carrot just out of reach. But, today, I pause to give thanks for all that I am blessed with.

First and foremost, I am thankful for my amazing two daughters. They are strong young women raising families while still managing careers. I couldn’t be more proud.

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I am thankful for five unique and awesome grandchildren! And, I’m thankful I live close enough that I get to see them often (sometimes too often.) 🙂

I am thankful that I have created an entirely new career for myself…one I could never have imagined!

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I am thankful for the writing organizations that have enhanced, supported, taught and uplifted me along this journey.

 

The beautiful friendships that I have formed around the world are cherished!

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I am thankful for my apartment. I know that may sound silly, but I truly am thankful for my sanctuary. It is quiet, unassuming and has everything I need to be comfortable.

I am thankful for the music and the awesome people who make the music that feeds my soul!

I am thankful for my sister who patiently mentors and encourages me. We talk every Sunday morning over a cup of coffee, by phone, and solve all the problems in our stories and the world. 🙂

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I am thankful for my best friend of over 35 years. We have been through lots together!

As Rick told the Baptist preacher, I am thankful for the breath that sustains life. I’m thankful for faith and hope that are my constant companions.

I am thankful for the beautiful angels that watch over, protect and help when they can.

I am thankful for all of you who follow my blog and leave comments when something interests you. I appreciate the encouragement you give when I post stories.

I am a most blessed person!

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Family – #Thanksgiving

As we head into the holiday season, I want to take a moment to introduce you to my family.

I have two daughters. They are both intelligent, loving and strong women. 

Deva is the oldest of the two. 

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She is not only a rock, but a caring and loving mother and wife. And, she has a voice like an angel.

She sings on the latest CD we released, “I’ll Be Home When The Roses Bloom Again.”

Click here to listen.

She has three boys. Ryan is 10, soon to be 11 and is my “tech” go-to guy. Joshua is 7 and loves sports of all kinds. Connor is 2 and without question, the most loving little boy ever born. I often say that he loves me more than the rest of the grandkids, but I know this isn’t true. He just expresses it stronger.

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My younger daughter, Crystal, is a mother, wife and attorney. She is the talker of the family. There is never a shortage of words when she is around. She is loving and caring and has an admirable thirst for adventure. Everyone says she looks like me, but I think she is much more beautiful than I’ll ever be.

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Crystal has two daughters, Sydney and Samantha. If you follow me on Facebook, you see pictures of them often. They are both beautiful girls. Sydney is 5 years old and a hot mess while Samantha, who is 22 months old, is more laid back. They are each equally awesome in their own way.

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Both of my daughters are married to fine men whom I am proud to call son-in-law.

I live within a two mile radius of both girls so get to see the grandkids often. However, it is most difficult to get a picture of me with them all. One or the other of them won’t sit still long enough to snap a picture. 🙂

We recently spent a few days in a cabin in Oklahoma and these two little ones bonded in such a beautiful way.

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I am proud of my family and the love we share. Blessed doesn’t come close to a word  big enough to express how I feel.

So, now you’ve met my immediate family. And from my family to yours, I wish you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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