Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving and an Update

I want to wish each of you a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving week.I will be offline completely after tomorrow for awhile.Hopefully just a few days.We are switching back to dial up internet(briefly we hope)to help out with finances here.Living on one income(my husband's disability check)is a challenge and sometimes we have to make changes like this to make it each month.That being said I am still so very thankful for so many things.I have friends and family who love me.A roof over my head(granted it's a very small 1 bedroom apartment but it's warm and dry).I am loved by God and by our cat Shadow.We have a vehicle to drive(It's a 1994 Ford Aerostar but it is warm,dry and running well at present).We have food to eat(thank You Lord for food banks).Clothes to wear(thank You Lord for thrift and consignment shops).A bed to sleep in(it's a few years old but oh so comfy as we slumber).We can all find things to be thankful for this season.May God fill each of your hearts with His joy and His gratitude as we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the USA this week.
Blessings Abundant~Sharon

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Simple Love

It's been a busy time here lately.Sometimes when you are a caregiver in any capacity your own free time gets swallowed up meeting the needs of others.Alas I have not posted in awhile.Between errands and caring for Steve and occasionally watching Hope I have been somewhat MIA on here.It's all been good though as I do enjoy time with my family.Especially granddaughter Hope.She's a very loving,funny and tactile child(she's always hugging me and such).She never ceases to amaze me with her insights and the way she so capably expresses herself and her feelings.She's only 8.The other day she blessed me by bringing me a handwritten list of why she loves me.One thing I love about kids is how simple they can be.How honest.Uncomplicated.The ordinary things can make them happy.The common things make them feel secure.Lord,may I as an adult become like a little child.Blessed by simplicity.Amazed by the ordinary.Conscious of You in the common things of life.Thank You Lord.Amen.And now I will share with you the list that I have been given as a gift of love from Hope.I think it will make you smile.
Dear Grandma,
I love you for a lot of reasons.
1.)You care about everyone.

2.)You care about God.

3.)You are loving.

4.)When I am sick you let me rest.

5.)When I am sick you care for me.

6.)You bake us cookies.

7.)You care about our Father.

8.)You love me and Bapa.

9.)You are really nice.

10.)You color with me.

11.)You care about me and my friends.

12.)You let me go over to Kris,Jessica or Sandie's house.

Dear Lord,let me always live up to the things Hope sees in me.In this way I honor you and I bless her as well as those around me.Thank You Lord.