Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thanksgiving

Denis and I went to the house of a family from our church on Thursday. They annually invite several people and this is the first time that Denis and I have both been able to attend. It was really fun - visiting with folks that we knew and some that we had just met, eating wonderful food very little of which I had to prepare.

I have so many blessings to be thankful for this year. I'm so thankful for my husband, he is a faithful, kind and gentle man and I'm honored that he's in love with me. I'm thankful for my health and the well-being of all our extended family. I'm so thankful for this job that I really enjoy. We also have a new praise - Denis has accepted an on call position in the occupational health department of our health care system. We hope that will turn into a part time position that will be less stressful for him than the ER where he works now. I'm thankful that we have a strong church body that we belong to and have some good friends in.

All of these blessings come from the hand of the great God of the universe. He has blessed me with these insignificant material things in addition to the greatest gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. I'm so thankful that I can trust in His loving care for me.

I have been feeling pretty down since Phoebe got sick. This is really good for me to "count my blessings". Phoebe's hanging in there, not really getting worse or better. I made an appointment for Tuesday to have her bloodwork repeated. We will have a difficult decision to make based on the results.

Today I made a turkey for the first time all on my own. My mom is in Ohio visiting my brother. Since we went to someone else's Thanksgiving, I missed having left-over turkey, stuffing and gravy. So I bought a turkey on Friday. I'm not good a price comparison, so I hope that I got a good price... It came out really good. I'm pretty proud of myself... :o)

10 comments:

gmj said...

Wow! You did it by your self! So totally awesome. "counting your blessings" you make me feel good. There are so many less fortunate than us, and I truly don't always show thanks for what I do have.
I am so happy for Denis, reducing his stress is wonderful. Fingers crossed it works out the way you want. God bless. Gmj

AMG said...

So thankful with you as well. Also thankful for Denis's job. I know his ER job just takes a huge toll on him. We will keep praying for all of you, and your kitties as well. They are a huge part of your life and true companions. Blessings to you!

Heather said...

What a beautiful list. Thank you for sharing your blessings. (Good job on the turkey, too. You should be proud!)

joeks said...

Oh yes, God IS good!
Way to go! Now that you've done your first turkey, it won't be any problem another time.
Will be thinking of Phoebe and you on Tuesday.

Nixter said...

What great things to be thankful for - I am thankful for you.. Love ya!

Kim said...

Sounds like you had a great thanksgiving! and managed to provide your own turkey leftovers! I have done that before when I have gone somewhere else for the holiday celebration. It's quite rewarding! Call the next time you are in town! I'd love to catch up with you! Kim

Martha said...

Good job on the turkey roasting. I think we can never have too much leftover turkey.

I hope all goes well with your kitty. Its amazing how tight they weave themselves into our hearts.

Oh yes, I love your thankful list, especially the part about your husband. If "An excellent* wife is the crown of her husband (Prov. 12:4), do you think it works in reverse?

kristina said...

Hey! I am glad you are back and that you had a nice Thanksgiving. I don't know what an occupational health job is. Sorry about Phoebe I hope she gets better soon. I know how bad it feels when pets get sick.

Kim said...

Hi, am I supposed to answer a question you ask me on my blog on my comments or on your blog? I am so new to this and have few, if any, local friends who blog that I don't know where to learn my blog etiquette. Sure go ahead and put a link up . . . I have no idea how to create a list of links . . . so it may be a while before I reciprocate!

kristina said...

Hey Tracy, would you tell me again how to make my blog links show who posted a new comment?