Thursday, November 25, 2010


"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven." ~Johannes A. Gaertner


Happy Thanksgiving to all of my family and friends!  Sometimes I down play the holiday's after all of the years of being away from home, with Steve's work schedule...I have desensitized myself I think.  But this Thanksgiving has so much meaning to me.  I have learned many lessons and much strength this last end of 2010.

 My sweet mom and dad, mom had open heart surgery this past August and she has done so well...I was able to spend time there with dad...and then see mom through the beginning of her re-hab, priceless moments.  I am so proud of her for working so hard, knowing she has many challenges.

 And then there is this guy, my hubby and best friend.  He had unexpected open heart surgery just 4 weeks ago.  Never have I been more afraid in my life.  He is always "my rock" and there for me and when this happened to him, I didn't think I could cope.  But cope I did, with God's help!  That is my biggest lesson to date, turn it over to God...and you will find your way.  I am open to learn more lessons like this... Steve is doing great, getting stronger everyday, he is not happy with his restrictions and is so bored to stay at home and not drive...But he is also learning tolerance, and I am proud of him as well. 

So all in all, a very thankful girl I am.  To ALL of you reading this, Happy Thanksgiving.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you all :D So glad everyone is on the mend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, my friend

  2. Dear Kathy, I`m very glad for yo´, that both your mom, and husbond, are doing great after surgery--
    I hope you all had a wonderfull thanksgiving.
    XO Dorthe

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. I really loved your personal experience about gratitude. And I'm glad that Steve is on the mend. It was great seeing the pictures.

  4. I'm so glad your mom and hubby are doing well after their surgeries. Makes you really appreciate what we have in life.
    Have a wonderful day!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Kathy, what a sweet blog post! I am so glad things are going so well. We do all have so much too be thankful for, don't we?

  6. I'm so glad that your hubby is doing well. It's always so much sweeter at Thanksgiving when we have had another reason to give thanks. God bless you and your family. :)

  7. What a wonderful post! It's times like these in our lives that we slow down and take it all it...truly stop and "smell the roses" so to speak. So glad to hear it is all turning out well for you and your family.

    I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog...I appreciate your time and comment.

  8. I am so very happy for you & your family. We can get so caught up in "stuff" we can sometimes get distracted from the truly huge blessings around us. Kiss yo Mama! Kiss yo dear hubby!! Then look in the mirror & kiss yo-self squarely on the lips. Happy Holidays~