Always Thankful!

Nov 28, 2019

As hard as life can seem sometimes, there is plenty to be thankful for!

Me? While I am thankful for many things, I’m most thankful for my parents. They helped me to become the woman I am today. While they both are gone from this world, I know I will see them again some day!

mom and me

They both taught me so much, I don’t even know where to begin. Should I? They both encouraged the artist in me. They also taught me to go with the flow. The pain of today will only last a little while.

When I was 15, my mom was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia and my dad was told – on his birthday! – that she had 24 hours to live. She coughed up a blood clot…and lived another 14 years. She later told us that she saw Jesus and her father, who had passed away in 1994, standing at the foot of her hospital bed. Her father told her that it wasn’t time yet…and they were gone.

There were trials and tribulations…but she lived to the best of her capabilities! She got to see her one and only grandson! She was in the room with me when my son was born! If things hadn’t of happened the way they did, my dad would’ve been in the room as well. (My sister was supposed to be my coach, but I kicked her out because she wasn’t good at all at coaching! My dad took over…he left to go get my grandmother, my son was born while he was gone.)

me and baby
dad and me

My dad taught me how to do things around the house! I’m not the kinda girl that relies on a man to do things for me (for the most part!). While I can’t go up the ladder and do things on the roof, there are other things. Plumbing issues? Got that ! For the most part! Need a shelf put up? Check! My dad taught me that if I can, I should. If you need a helping hand…I can do that! I know I could use a chainsaw, but my boyfriend won’t let me! Now, I don’t think I would go and cut a tree down. But one that’s already on the ground? Yeah, I think I could. (My dad and I used a two man saw to cut a downed tree, while the chainsaw was in the shop being fixed! Oh yeah, he used the chain saw while legally blind!)

In 2015, while legally blind he tore down the old mower shed and rebuilt it. And I had just had surgery to have what ended up being endometriosis removed and I couldn’t help him! Not until the end, could I do anything. I didn’t like not being able to help, but what was I to do?

There is so much more…the list goes on and on! But those are the two main “things” I am grateful for today!

So much to be thankful for!

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

~ Melody Beattie

Hope you have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thankful for you too!

I wouldn’t be here

doing what I do

without the support

from you!


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