Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday


  • I'm Thankful for this meme. Right now I'm running short of things to come up with so as I was thinking "What am I going to blog about?" I realized it was Thursday so I could do Thankful Thursday.
  • I'm thankful for chickens and the lovely white ovals that come out of their hineys. Eggs=Yum.
  • I'm thankful for this blogging world. To know that other women out there are thinking the same things I'm thinking, or going through the same things I'm going through. And conversely to read other view points from my own, getting to travel vicariously through other blogs and see that maybe my trials aren't all that much to worry about. The blogoshpere offers me all of this from the comfort of my couch. How awesome is that?
  • I am thankful for my wrinkles. Yes you read that right. I am earning every single one of them. I look at my mom's face and the face of my grandma and my aunts and see the wrinkles there. They are some of the most beautiful people I know. I hate the fact that in our country we don't revere the elderly. We want them out of site and out of mind. Why? They are the ones who have made it possible to be where we are today. So even though I may try to fight the wrinkles I am thankful for them. Strange I know.
  • I'm thankful that my dad's headstone was installed yesterday and it is beautiful.
  • I'm thankful for the knowledge that my dad isn't in a box under that headstone. His body is but he isn't. I know that will see my dad again someday. And I am so excited for that day. To see him walking tall and strong and be able to feel his arms around me once again. To sit by his side and hold his hands. His big beautiful hands. It will happen. That knowledge makes the days I spend missing him a little bit more bearable. (Miss you dad)

17 comments:

Jen Nelson said...

I'm thankful for Cheetos! ha ha ha!

That is really sweet about your dad. I'm glad his headstone was installed and is beautiful! I too am thankful for the knowledge that families are forever!

Quick - do something funny before I cry!

Lori said...

How sweet... You made me tear up saying such sweet things about your dad...

Have a terffic day...
How can I follow you?

SO said...

Lori if you want to follow me you can go to your Dashboard and go to your reading list and click add and then put in my blog address then it will ask you if you want to follow and I will show up on your Google reader. I don't have a follower thingy. But that should work.

Omgirl said...

I am new to your blog, so I don't know what happened to your dad. Was it long ago? I'm guessing not since the headstone was just installed. I lost my dad when I was 19, so I feel your pain. I'm so sorry. I miss my dad too. Still. 15 years later. Dads are the best. And you are right, thank heaven for eternal families!

SO said...

My dad passed away in October. It was fairly sudden but he'd suffered from many health problems his whole life.

I am grateful that I had 37 years with him. Because I know that there are others (like you) who didn't get that much time with their dads.

Neurotic Chic said...

Awesome post, from the funny (white ovals from their hineys) to the sentimental about your dad. Loved it.

Missy said...

Great post!

wendy said...

I liked those ---nice words about your dad. I could almost picture his big beautiful hands . I am thankful for my wrinkles too --NO I'M NOT......yes I am------AM NOT----yes......struggling here.

blueviolet said...

You completely cracked me up with the way you described eggs!

Melissa said...

Great list! I too love eggs and the blogosphere!

Kristina P. said...

I love connecting with other women, online!!

Nick and Emily said...

it is really nice to have other women going through the same thing and supporting you in what you are going through. I'm glad we have the church so you don't have to worry about your dad. it is such a wonderful thing..... and eggs are very yummy.

Mariel said...

Very sweet. I loved reading that!

tammy said...

Great TT list. I forgot to play yesterday.

Erin said...

What a nice list. I love the part about your dad, and knowing that he isn't under the headstone.

I love your blog background too! So fun!

Bobie said...

I'm thankful for the Season's because I know Spring and Summer are almost here and this snow is KILLING ME!!

Bonnie the Boss said...

That was beautiful about your dad!