Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Moment of Thanks

Well, it's that time, Thanksgiving, and time to reflect on what we are thankful for. I have had a good year and I am very grateful. Although platforming my book has not been an easy task, it is getting better, and I do appreciate those of you who have joined my blog and I pray for others to do so.

My book is coming along, with all the changes it has gone through, whoever had read the rough draft will barely recognize it. But, that is the nature of the beast and this book means the world to me and my hope is that one day when it is published, that all of you will enjoy it too.

Back to the things I give thanks for:

First, my husband, Rick. What a wonderful man he is! He is so patient and supportive and is truly my partner in life and love. He will do anything to help me and the others in my family and is always making me laugh, he is absolutely my treasure!

Second, my children. Although there are times I want to scream at them, they are trying their best to make it in this complicated world we are in now. My daughter, who is extremely busy, always finds time for the family and she is a wonderful mother and also my friend. My son, yes he is struggling through life, but I have complete confidence that he will come out of his tunnel with a lot of character and strength. I love them both very much.

Third, my grand baby's. They are my heart and soul. They always seem to make me smile, and tear sometimes from their sweetness, honesty, and love. It is so nice when they come home and immediately come downstairs to see us and tell us what is new in their lives. They draw us beautiful pictures and fill us with joy!

Forth, my sister. Wow, has she really helped me with my book, I don't know what I would do without her. I also love the extra time we have together now and have really gotten to know the wonderful and beautiful woman she is. What a supportive and uplifting person. She deserves everything, and would ask for nothing. She is my best friend, (other than my husband).

Fifth, my book. I am so ecstatic to have my book in my life! It is my saving grace and it really is fun to write. I love building the story and giving it all that I have. I hope and pray that it becomes a novel that everyone will enjoy reading, and that it takes you away, even if for a little while.

Sixth, is my Mom. I have seen some amazing changes in my mom the last few years. It is so nice to spend time with her and her support for me has been overwhelming even with everything she is going through. I miss my father, his friendship and his laughter, but my mother has been there, really been there for me and I appreciate her love and time.

Seventh, are my friends. I have some friends who have stood by me through thick and thin. They are a lot of my strength and I love to spend as much time with them as I can. Thank you for your support and letting me vent when I need too or just visiting for a day. I love you all.

Eighth, is our home. I am so grateful to have a home especially with the struggles other's are facing today. I am also grateful to have a good job, that I do enjoy, and good friends to work with and friends that I am getting to know that I serve everyday.

And last, but not least is my dog Branch. What a sweet gentle spirit she is and a wonderful addition to our family. She is so loving and cute and I appreciate her enthusiasm when you come home. She just wants to be with us and of course get some snacks on the side!

Well, there is my list and as you can see, I have a lot to be thankful for. What are you thankful for this year? Leave me your list so that I can enjoy with you all, the gifts in your life!

Love you, Lisa

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