Thursday, November 24, 2011

ABCs of Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving…….hope it has been a wonderful day with family and friends – as well as, at least, a bit of time to reflect on all our blessings!!  Just for fun, I’ve listed some of mine as the ABCs of gratitude:)
A heart so thankful for:
A – answers to prayers….there have been many this year – big and “small” but, most recently, a huge answer to praise Him for….when a MRI showed that my cancer was NOT out of remission despite what the doctor had thought!

B – Bible (and Bible studies this year)
C – my children….how special it has been having them both close to home again!
D – doggie kisses….actually the literal kisses are not my favorite but the unconditional love of my faithful pup(s) is precious!
E – eternity!
F – friends….new ones, long-time ones, bloggy friends – ALL of them make my life extra special….the cherry on top of each day!
G – grandchildren:)  They call ‘em “grand” for a reason!!
H – Hubbie….truly, what would my life be without him to share it along side me?!?
I – iced tea – and, in particular, Chick Fil-A unsweet tea! Enough said.
J – job…I love going to work:)
K – kitchen….really, I so enjoy my (almost still new) home but the kitchen is just that room where we spend a lot of time and enjoy a lot of life
L – laugh lines….no doubt, wrinkles are inevitable but if you have to have those lines on your face, at least make them laugh lines – from a life lived happy:)
M – memories!!!
N – neighbors – ours are really nice…yeah.
O – oncologist…once cancer becomes a part of your life, you truly appreciate an oncologist who is brilliant yet personal and compassionate – and, mine is
P – Pastor (and his family, my Preacher’s wife)……what a blessing they both are
Q – quiet time – those first moments of the day where I can meet with God….and He waits to meet with me!
R – reality of Heaven – and a real and wonderful reunion one day.  Many days it is, literally, what keeps me moving.
S – Scott….the best brother ever!
T – (being) Tyler’s Mommy – I will forever be grateful!!!
U – undeserved favor….there really are just too many blessings to list – and I don’t deserve a one of them
V – VA benefits – allowing my Airman to go to college without any debt!
W – WWC (Women With Compassion) group…that I have the privilege to lead and work along side of – such a sweet spirited group of ladies
X – x-ray technology – like pet scans, CT scans and, even, MRIs (see above)!
Y – yard…Hubbie love our little space and the chance to putter together in order to create a space that not only says home but also says “Welcome”!
Z –  Truly….but you get the idea. From A to Y(ha!) I am so blessed with much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season!!  Hope you have, too!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!


  1. Hi! Jennifer, loved your list, and the "Z" could be "Zest for Life"!! just could'nt resist completing it for you! LOL!!! happy:) wk~end!

  2. This is a great list! What a fun idea. Love your MRI results and am very happy for you! And we're enjoying the VA benefits as well. The Colonel was able to pass his unused benefits on to Olivia to help with a portion of her college bill. Hope you have a great day after Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

  3. I love your list. So many blessings. I too could go on forever.

  4. Love this post! A great list from a very thankful heart!

  5. Jennifer, I love this list! I rejoice with you about your test results!!! A late Happy Thanksgiving to you and early Merry Christmas!

  6. Just stopping by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Haven't seen you in a few and I hope all is well! Hope you have beautiful memories from years ago and make new ones to treasure! Enjoy!

  7. Just stopping by to see how you're doing! Missing you!

  8. Hey girl! I was just checking in with you to see if everything is okay. Miss your posts!

  9. Just checking in on you. Hope all is well. I've missed your posts!
    Take care!

  10. I hope everything is ok and life is just busy for you right now... Miss your posts!

  11. Do you think that you'll be returning to this blog soon. I really miss your posting, thoughts etc.

    I hope that you return soon.

  12. Do you think that you'll be returning to this blog soon. I really miss your posting, thoughts etc.

    I hope that you return soon.

  13. Hi Jennifer,
    Just wondering what has happened to you hon??? I didn't really realize it had been since the end of November that you have posted.
    Really hope all is well.
    Have missed your visits.........
    Blessings, Nellie

  14. Hi Jennifer. The Lord just reminded me of you and Tyler & your family & I just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you today.

    With love,