The Season for Being Thankful

Life has been full of interesting twists and turns and changes for me over the past few months. I have not felt this good in a long time and since it's almost Thanksgiving time again I felt it would be a great time to reflect on the things I am thankful for.

God has blessed me in so many ways and I feel like I have been awakened recently. I am happy to report that my son Ryan is doing very well and I couldn't be happier for him. He is moving in the right direction and no doubt this is due to so many who have been praying and supporting him. He has a lot to be thankful for believe me! He has given me a few wrinkles and gray hairs (which I dye blonde of course) but I wouldn't trade him for anything. I am thankful for the son God has given me and the lessons he continues to teach us everyday.

Brian and I of course are still enjoying wedded biss after over 20 years together :) I am so thankful to the Lord for sending him into my life. I feel like the luckiest girl to have him as my husband and best friend. I feel sorry for those who are married to players who don't value their marriage like my husband does. I am thankful that my hubby isn't at work, at school or in the neighborhood looking for other female relationships like some guys I know of. I am thankful that I can trust in my marriage. I am greatful for a happy home.

My Mom's diabetes is under control and my sister is doing great with her job and promotion another thing to be thankful for. Our family's Fall Festival for the church was a huge success this year, tons of fun as well as our church revival. I am thankful for the wonderful vacation trips we got to take this year.  We had a blast in Wears Valley camping, in Savannah, and in the Outer Banks (OBX) which was an absolutely gorgeous beach vacation.  I got two promotions at work this year and our company is staying very busy which is definitely a blessing in these economic times. I love my job!!

I am thankful that the Lord has guided me in a different direction this year when it comes to my friends. He saw fit to lead me away from a friendship that wasn't good for me and has led me toward some wonderful new friends as well as back to some older ones. My new situation is so much more positive, and has made me realize what kind of friends I need to be around.

I am thankful not only for my relatives, my family but also so very thankful for my church family. I know without a doubt that the Lord is working within this AWESOME group of souls. They are such caring, God loving people and truly hold special places in my heart.

I could go on and on and on with how I am blessed but I will end here for now with a little poem for your reading enjoyment. I hope everyone enjoys a safe & happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving Day will soon be here
It comes around but once a year
If I could only have my way,
We'd have Thanksgiving every day!