Wednesday, November 25, 2009

White Wednesday and Many Thanks

While the Divine Mr. M and I
were in Breaux Bridge Louisiana,
we parked across the street from a catholic church
with a cemetery next to it.

I know...huh?
"This isn't halloween."
No..It's are not crazy.
Some of the statues were simply beautiful.
There was a certain peacefulness that I found there.
(Death is pretty peaceful...right?)

I was reminded of all that I have in my life
that I sometimes take for granted.
When given tragic news, sometimes your life is put into perspective.

While many people will partake of turkey, dressing,
and enough cranberry sauce to kill a small pony,
I will be at work caring for the ill
and the stupid.

(You know...the ones who try to fast fry a turkey in a vat of waaaay too hot grease
or get drunk and get into a fight over a borrowed screwdriver with their brother -n-law.)
 (If it hasn't happened...I wouldn't say me.)

I will be thinking about all of the blessings that God has given me
such as all of the wonderful angels he has placed
in my path that have blessed and encouraged me
as well as inspired me to step out of my box
and take chances in my life.

Debbie, Mindy, Anne, Adrienne, T, Gloria,
Lillia, and sooo many others that I don't have enough space to type....thank you.

I am thankful that I have had someone with me
every step of the way during all of my triumphs
as well as trials.
Misty, I do not have enough words in my heart to tell you
how much I love you.
You're my better best friend
and we have had a crazy time since the womb and I know it will continue.

Terry, you're my LOML.
I love you more than you'll ever know.
I never knew how much I could love one person until I met you.
You are such an inspiration and my greatest fan.
Thank you for getting the courage to come and say "hi" to me
as you changed my life forever.

I am so thankful for my family and friends
as well as the physical blessings that I have been given.
The one thing that I am most thankful for
is my Saviour.
Without him, I would be nothing.

I hope that everyone has an awesome Thanksgiving.
Enjoy the food and festivities
as well as your family and friends.
As they are very better than any turkey or cranberry sauce could ever be.


  1. Awwww.. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Have a good one- wish you were here

  2. Thank you for helping make others better! That is a tremendous sacrifice and I am thankful for people like you! May God Bless You!

  3. Beautiful post, girl! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving even though you will be working.

    Gorgeous pictures! I, too, am thankful for my are so right, without Him we would be nothing.

    Love ya!

  4. You are so wise for such a young chick-a-dee! Thank you for putting things in perspective. Thank you for loving life and letting us be a part of it. Happy Thanksgiving my bloggy friend! ~Mindy

  5. Beautiful words. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  6. I have been thinking of you and praying for you. It is what I will do.
    Blessings to you and yours and may you walk in the peace (Jesus) that passes all understanding and rest in Him.


  7. I love cemetaries too!! Nothing Goth about me, I just find them peaceful and serene. I am so impressed by your faith and spirit, I'd probably still be having a pity party, and you are finding reasons to be thankful.

  8. Such a from the heart post...truly beautiful. I hope you know how many prayers are going up daily for y'all. Blessings my friend.
    P.S. You are so and friends are the spice of our lives. Nothing tastes as sweet as love!

  9. I'm so thankful to have gotten to know you a bit these past weeks, and I so look forward to many more years of friendship! You are a generous soul, a kindred spirit, a super talented artist, and a fantastic friend. I am here praying for you and believing for your healing, sweet sista!

  10. Beautiful words...beautiful photos...a grateful heart makes each day we are given so much richer and sweeter. I never thought I would make it to 50 after repeated warnings regarding the high-risk disease that started in my 20's--but God isn't limited by an earthly prognosis, and I truly am so glad for every minute more I get! We are all lifting you up, girl--thanks for sharing your sweet self with us.

  11. I read this post first..then went over to read 'facing the storm'....I commented there...but this is the post where you stole my heart....beautifully written...wise beyond years...
    It makes you stop and think.
    I like that.
    Glad to have met you.

  12. I sometimes feel sorry for myself when I have to work on the Holidays (both my twin and I are RN'S). Inevitibly (can't spell), somebody comes in and makes me realize my life is pretty dang good. Thanks for sharing your journey with us!!!


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