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November 23, 2009

~I'M THANKFUL~

GOOD MORNING, WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ....... Press '1' for English. Press '2' to disconnect until you learn to speak English

And remember only two defining forces have ever Offered to die for you,

Jesus Christ

And the American Soldier.


One died for your soul,


The other for your freedom.
Standing proud in the front is My Grandson Jacob at Ft. Hood, Texas. I'm Thankful for you....Grandma blowing you kisses baby boy....

As Thanksgiving is this week, I think we all take the time to think about what we have to be thankful for....


I'm always thankful for my Family....I wished we could all be together...but each of my daughters now have their own children and grand children, I'm Thankful to God for allowing me to survivor cancer so I could see that life does do a full circle...Life is a BEAUTIFUL place to be....
I'm Thankful that each of my Daughters have wonderful husbands and children and Grand children.....

I'm Thankful for my home that gives me shelter, When so many don't have home's anymore...

I'm Thankful I can open my cupboard and have food...when so many don't....

I'm Thankful to Len who came into my life after losing my Wally, and who looked beyond my years and wrinkles but looked into my heart... When so many are alone...

I'm Thankful for Candace my Grand Daughter who gave up important 2 years of her life to live with me after Wally died...I'm Thankful for the wonderful young man Branden that she married and loves her to death....

I'm Thankful for the Doctors at Dallas Children's Hospital that Saved Baby Kyra's life...

I'm Thankful for all my Blogging friend that have taken the time to pray with me this year, to just come by and say Hi !! You really don't know how Thankful I truly am for this....

I'm so THANKFUL to all our Service men and women who give me this freedom .....To have this life that I'm so Thankful for....


I'm Thankful that I live in the United States of America.....

But the most Important one I'm THANKFUL for is GOD, who have made all of this possible for me and each of us....


As all of us bow our head's and give Thanks on Thanksgiving....Remember life is not about the material things, its about the IMPORTANT things we give Thanks for....


May all of you have a Blessed Thanksgiving on your side of the mountain....I will see all of you ( I hope) after Thanksgiving.....

54 comments:

Helen said...

... AND, my dear Gloria ~~ I am happy to know YOU!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Blondie's Journal said...

Gloria~~

I got a good, deep laugh from your opening line!! Oh goodness, if this isn't true...

This is a wonderful post, made me sad but reading about Jacob made me proud also. You DO have so much to be thankful for and I am thankful to have you in my life!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, sweet lady! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

I just sent you an email but wanted to come by and see your new post! It's wonderful...and I say a hearty "AMEN"!!! I too...am thankful for ALL of my many blessings!!! And...I'm thankful to the Lord for giving me such a good friend and soul sister...like you!!! You know I love ya, Darlin'!

Chari

PS...Girl, I noticed your new Christmas header as soon as I came over! It's gorgeous!!! Hey...love that little baker boy that you have in the header photo...he's just adorable!!!

Deb said...

Gloria...that is a beautiful post...AMEN!!!

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Gloria, what a blessing you are to me! We do have so much to be thankful for and I join you in thanks.
My best to you and your family.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Connie said...

May God bless that young man for fighting to preserve my freedom...or rather what's left of it, sugar!! Kiss him, hug him and tell him please "THANK YOU", soldier!!!!
xoxo,
Connie

"Blossom" said...

Gloria, you and Len and your family have a wonderful thanksgiving. Well said; the post today is a real scene to what we should be thankful for. Have a relaxing time this season. We have to be thankful for the blessing we have everyday.

Dawn said...

Awe Gloria, you got me in tears now. Sad ones, happy ones, THANKFUL ones!

We are planning on 2nd Sunday in Dec. Mom's going to watch the kids and hubby wants to come. I think he and Len will get along great. They are alot alike in their love for nostalgic items.
Happy Thanksgiving,
Dawn

Melissa Wertz said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Gloria! I am thankful for you too! Hugs! Love ya!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is beginning to look like Christmas on your blog! Very pretty. Your list of things to be thankful for is wonderful, while my list might have some differences...I'm thankful for many of the same things. Thank you for giving me such a warm welcome around here. It really helped me keep going when I didn't know what I was doing. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Sue

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow! LOOK at you! :) Just beautiful, Sweetcakes! Just beautiful!

I wanted mine big like that but the lady who did it said it could not be done..so I gave it up.
I will figure it out another time. Yours look so good!!

We all have so much to be grateful for..and you did wonderfully in listing them all.
My list would be endless..but yours probably could be also. You just have your thoughts together and I do not. I seldom do anymore.

One thing for certain is that I am glad you are in my life. I know I have said it before..but you have meant so much...so VERY much!

Love and hugs to you my sweet Gloria! I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Mona

Heather said...

oh Gloria! what a beautiful post. thank you for sharing today :)

9405018--Pat said...

Bleautiful post today....Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend....Pat H

Cottage Dreamers said...

Oh, I love it! Great post! I found you through Nester btw.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love you, Gloria, and I'm thankful for YOU! You are precious to me, and I hope you and Len have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO,

Sheila... who is blowing you a big kiss and sending a hug across the miles! :-)

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

So very true! Love this post! My grandparents immigrated to this country in the 1920s. Back then they had no choice but to learn English - which they wanted to do. They were proud to be here. I really enjoyed visiting your blog. Happy Thanksgiving week! -Jackie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sweet Gloria, I am thankful for you too. This was a beautiful post. I hope Len is feeling better. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! laurie (oops! I almost forgot to tell you that your header is so festive and beautiful-made me want to sing a Christmas carol!)

Madeline's Album said...

A great and heart warming post. You do have a lot to be thankful for. I agree with you on all the things you have posted. Have a great evening and a wonderful Thanksgiving. Madeline

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a great post.....

Jessica said...

Darlin' Gloria....

I am thankful to God...for my life....my family and YOU! :)

Happy Thanksgiving.

J~

Melissa Miller said...

~Ah! This is wonderful! Thank you for posting this.

Happy Thanksgiving sweet lady!
Enjoy your special day and family time. ~Melissa :)

Picket said...

Morning you sweet little Toot you!!!! I loved this post and your new header pic and I do so love you girl!!!!!

I am so thankful God lead you to come into my life...I have been blessed beyond measure by your loving friendship and kindness...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours sweet Gloria....may tears of joy flow freely and may your heart and soul be filled with love and blessings overflowing...I know there is a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes even now as I tell you I love you and thank God for you.take care my 'sister'...love you always...~Picket~♥

Justine said...

{{{{{{{{{Gloria}}}}}}}} This was so beautiful I had tears in my eyes!!!! Have a blessed Thanksgiving, my friend!

Justine :o )

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving! Thanks for such a touching message.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweet friend...
Amen and Amen. Happy Thanksgiving sweetie. May your family be blessed throughout the holidays. I am thankful for my wonderful friends like you.
Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Pat said...

Beautiful blog decor and yes, we do have so much to be thankful for! One of my blessings this year is 'you' and all the wonderful bloggers I've met.

Love to you my friend!

Bill said...

Hi Gloria,
You bring so much joy to the lives of so many people! Sometimes your posts and comments bring a tear to the eye as well. Your love for life (and for people) always shines through loud and clear!

Happy Thanksgiving, Gloria!

Bill
P.S. I was born at Ft. Hood ... but I don't remember that day ... it was a long time ago! ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Gloria! I wanted to thank you, as well, for your sweet comments on my blog and for visiting my sister's blog yesterday.

Deanie Rae's Space said...

Thank you for stopping by to see my stove. I'm using it to keep the chill out of my home. My dear son cut wood for it. I'm so thankful to have him live with me but wish he would find a nice woman He is going to school again now. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don't eat too much. Blessings to you and your family. Love ya, Deanie

PEA said...

So many wonderful things you have to be thankful for:-) Having celebrated Thanksgiving in October here in Canada, I'm so tempted to cross the border and celebrate it all over again! hehe Have a blessed Thanksgiving, my friend, and enjoy every moment of being with your loved ones. xoxo

SmilingSally said...

And, Gloria, I am thankful for YOU! I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Lynette said...

What a wonderful way to start off the Thanksgiving holiday week!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and ALL your family -

Betsy said...

Very moving post and I thank you for it.
Jesus Christ and the American Soldier, Amen - You are so right in your comment there, you speak for me also. I have a stepson in the Navy and a son in law in the Army stationed in Fort Campbell, who may be leaving sometime again after Christmas. There is so much to be thankful for.
I wish you a Wonderful Thanksgiving,
Betsy

xinex said...

Love your new header and I can see how proud you are of your grandson. I am very thankful to our servicemen. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your whole family, Gloria!...Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi my dear Gloria,
Girl, you are just the sweetest! Hubby said there was a package in the mail and it was from you! I love my hot pads, they are perfect here and I have the one hanging near the stove already! I love your post, it's so touching and so true! I am so thank-ful for a friend like you who is so thoughtful and kind! Oh did I say funny and fun too! Oh and talented too~ Love your new blogger header, I just stared at it for the longest time! Lovely! Thanks for making my day and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family. Hugs, Cindy

Joyce said...

This was one of the best posts I have read all year and put tears in my eyes. I thank you for including me in your list of friends to share this with me. God bless you on this Thanksgiving holiday.
Joyce

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Hi Gloria,
Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!
Loved your post, we have much to be thankful for.
~Michelle

Liz said...

This is such a wonderful post Gloria. I am so proud of my blogging friends who proudly proclaim their faith and patriotism. We should all be so thankful!

I hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

~Liz

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Amen, Gloria!
A great post! I too have such pride in our armed forces. And I have great faith in God. I am so very fortunate to be born in a country founded on the principals of our Father. ANd I am equally lucky to be free.
I am also lucky to call you friend.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria I forgot to tell you how wonderful your new header is!! I cannot believe you already have so much decorating done !

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Dearest Gloria- a Very Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family!
We are spending the week in AZ with Bill's family and are thankful we can be here to celebrate family, health ( mine after this summer's ordeal and Bill's mother who is going thru cancer treatments)- so much to be thankful for this time of year and everyday for that matter!

I will be getting to meet Marty from A Stroll.. this week too which is going to be so much fun!!

blessings friend!
mary

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Gloria~I'm strolling in to catch up and especially to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!
It's such a wonderful time to stop and reflect on all those we cherish and are truly grateful for.

Even though our Thanksgiving is very small in number, with hubby and son (we don't count the cat cause she doesn't like turkey). We don't scrimp on the menu...from appetizers to desserts! We will being enjoying tryptophan playoffs!

Sweet Holiday wishes,
Sara

Rettabug said...

What a touching, heartfelt post, Gloria!
Sending the same "Happy Thanksgiving" wishes back at you, Hon!
You are such a wonderful source of comfort to so many in blogland. I enjoy reading both your comments to others as well as your own blog.

fondly,
Rett

Sweet Designs said...

Gloria, thank you for coming by my blog and the lovely complement! I hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday, and totally agree with your sentiments!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Gloria, You are such a precious friend and such a loving person. I am so proud to have you for a friend. I hope all of your family is Blessed with All of God's Love and Grace for this Thanksgiving. See you next week. Hugs, Marty

BECKY said...

What a delightful post, Gloria! You have such an awesome thankful heart and attitude!! May God richly bless you with a warm, wonderful Thanksgiving that fills your heart with joy and glorifies God!

Blessings and hugs,
Becky

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Just thinking about you and wanted to come by to say hello and see how you were doing!

My dear, sweet friend...I'm sending you my very best wishes and blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving!!! I sent you a little Thanksgiving e-card but I'm not sure if you got it? I sent you an e-card when you were sick awhile back and I don't think you got it. Anyway...just wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you!!! I just know that you're going to have a terrific day with Candice!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Sis!!!
I love you!
Chari

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Gloria, even though my life is crazy-hectic now with the house in "Hooterville," I wanted to stop by to tell you I appreciate your frequent visits and comments and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, dear Gloria.
May it be filled with all things wonderful and good.

Hugs
Carolyn

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria... I just had to come by on Thanksgiving Eve and tell my mother that I love her! :-) Girl, I do, you know. You are such a sweetie pie, and I wish you and Len were here to go on a double date with Mr. Magpie and me. He didn't feel he could make the trip to NC, so we got reservations for "brunch" tomorrow. I waited to the last minute to make them hoping he'd feel like going to NC but he didn't, so we have to get up and go early to eat. We are going to a beautiful restaurant that reminds me of YOU! You'd love it, Gloria... it's in a hotel from the 1800's. Very fancy dining room. If you were here, I would just snatch you up so quick it would make your head snap. LOL! Since you're across the earth, I'm going to be sending all of my loving thoughts your way and hoping that the Lord will just bless your socks off!

Happy Thanksgiving from your bird of a daughter...

XO,

Sheila :-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gloria, you beautiful card came in the mail yesterday and it just touched my heart. Thank you so much. I am so thankful to have you for a friend. Reading your post always makes me feel like we are sitting and visiting. I hope you have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

The Stylish House said...

Gloria,
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm off to an Inn to eat way more then I should, tommorrow I will worry the calories.
Adios muchachos (good bye my friend!)
hugs, Cathy

mbkatc230 said...

Gloria, I just had to stop this morning and stop by to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. Of all of my many blessings I'm thankful for, the friends I've made over the past year in blogland are right at the top of the list. And you dear lady are so special to me! Hugs and happiness to you and yours. Kathy

Eileen said...

Beautiful Blessings!
I did a similar post on one of my blogs, I think it's wonderful to sit back and really take stock of all the wonderful Gifts God has granted to us.
I love your heartfelt, grateful list!

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving!
All the best to you,
Eileen