Saturday, November 27, 2010


Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
   and his courts with praise;
   give thanks to him and praise his name.

Psalm 107:1
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.

I Thessalonians 5:18
give thanks in all circumstances, for this is
   God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

My prayer is that I will have an attitude of gratitude that transforms Thanksgiving into "ThanksLIVING" during the holidays and the coming year.  What a year of amazing blessings!

This has been a wonderful beginning to the holiday season.  We had lunch with Larry's family and dinner with my side of the family on Thanksgiving Day.  It's always extra special when we spend time with family.

A dear friend came over Friday and put up the greenery on the banister and fireplace.  It is so festive looking.  Larry, Chad, and I decorated the rest of Friday and finished this afternoon.  Larry has already put up all the boxes.

We were able to get in all the exercise times this week.  At the suggestion of the trainer, I began using a walker on Wednesday.  My ability to walk straighter, more upright, and with more speed is already better.  I do not expect to receive  speeding tickets any time soon, but I am noticing an improvement.  Each day seems to bring more strength.  By the way, my ankle has no or very little swelling any more ... and the bruising is gone!

Larry is such an incredible blessing.  He continues to help with the stretching, takes me to exercise, cooks, encourages...all with such a sweet and loving spirit.

Thank YOU for your continued prayers and encouragement during this time.  It definitely makes a difference.


  1. Got my encouragement for the week! Bless you both.

    Love and Blessings, Jim

  2. God is Good ~ All the time. All the time ~ God is Good! Many praises to the Lord for your physical improvements, your spirit and faithfulness! I can hear the optimism in your post :) You and your sweet family remain in our thoughts and prayers! Gratitude & Grace allow you to appreciate all of these things, big and small. Blessings, Melanie Duncan & Family

  3. Took it as a challenge! DONE. Not that I would mond being your Uncle.