This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Monday, May 14, 2007

Grains of Gratitude

It is not Sunday, I was too tired and fighting with a cold to post yesterday—when there finally was time to post something—nothing says Mother’s Day like several hours in a car and a box of Kleenex with Aloe and Vitamin E. But better late than never and it is always good practice to be grateful. Everyday.

So…late, but still grateful for—safe travel for Boo and I. Boo originated the cold (which appears to run its course blessedly fast) and was sick almost the entire time we were gone, poor sweetheart. But he is a trouper and thankfully a good traveler. He is grateful to be home. He missed his big brother something awful and it was magnified by not feeling well. I heard them whispering after I put them to bed and didn’t have the heart to stop them.

Grateful for my sister’s graduation!! She graduated with a 3.9! I am so impressed and so proud, not at all surprised, though. The girl is smart. She has jobs lined up already and starts fun new things today.

Grateful that I got to spend an hour or so with my mom on Mother’s Day—we got there Friday. It has been almost 3 years since my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer and she has been fighting ever since. Up until 6 weeks ago she was working full-time, but the chemo finally wore her down and she is taking a leave of absence. Then she has had some injuries. Ugh! So she is taking a short chemo break and trying to be good about resting and while I was there I did see signs of the mom I know peeking out. Her strength appears to be slowly returning. Praise God!

I am grateful my DCG (DarlingCaveGeek) and my Roo were safe and doing well at home. It sounds like they had some good “guy time.” I am sure there will be some manners that need to be re-remembered this week, but to have a husband who is a good dad is priceless.

Call me Dorothy (sans ruby slippers) but I am sooooo grateful to be home.“There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” “Be it ever so humble” and all that…

Care to share what you are grateful for? I'd really love to hear.

Grains of Gratitude started with Christine at Brady’s Bunch--I hope she had a beautiful Mother's Day.

And I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day.


mum2brady said...

What a great list - thanks for sharing your grains with me - I love to read them :)

I'm glad you got to see your mom, and I hope that the chemo is working and that she will be back to herself soon! And, I'm so glad that you have such a wonderful honey to be daddy to your cute Boo :)

I hope you feel better soon - and that being home really helps :) I totally agree with you - there is absolutely NO place like home :)

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

hi julie: thanks for sharing. i love reading your grateful for posts .. it feels peaceful to read your words. i am grateful for fun primary moments yesterday. really priceless. i am grateful for some really cute moments this past weekend with my 15 y/o daughter. would you believe she actually went to the campground park and swung on the swings with me? this was great mommy-daughter time. so glad we went if just for the park moments with my teen.

~blessings to you this night, feel better soon girl, take care, kathleen :)