Saturday, February 23, 2008

~~~Gratitude Galore!!~~~~




What a beautiful Saturday morning here in Texas!! The sun is shining and the skies are blue (at the moment..it is Texas you know)! I feel so thankful just to be sitting at the computer, at home and finally blogging again! So, to start off with, a picture and a big THANK YOU to Kecia and Rosalyn Sue for sending me so many wonderful goodies for Valentines. We had a little swap going, and I promise girls that you will get mine very soon. February has turned out to be a crazy month for us!! First it was the stomach bug, then my mom entering the hospital, then transferring her to another hospital with a respiratory rehabilitation program, then my son gets the flu....thinking maybe I was meant to be a nurse! But thankfully everyone is on the mend! My mom is getting stronger everyday, she looks great, her color is good and she has the sparkle back in her pretty eyes!!! My son is feeling better too, he slept for two days and napped lots on the third...but now is playing games on his computer...so think he is getting over it!! Hooray!!! Combine all that with the sunshine and I am one HAPPY girl!!!
I think when you spend much time at a hospital, you see that you should be thankful for everything little thing. One patient at the hospital has had both legs amputated, is legally blind, suffers from diabetes and has to have dialysis ....bless her heart! Her husband is faithfully by her side everyday, reading to her. My heart just aches for her, then there is the woman that has had bone grafting back surgery and has not had her feet on the floor since December 27th! She just yesterday got to sit for just a few minutes as they fit her for a brace she is to wear. She is so afraid of doing something to injure her back again. When you see all of this on a daily basis, my mom and I agreed it makes you so thankful for the blessings in our own life!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was a wonderful post. There is a song, "Count your blessing, name them one by one. Count your many blessings see what God has done."
Blessings,
Pam

cindy said...

You are so right (to count your blessings!). Glad you are back, been missing ya.

c

kecia said...

i am so glad you liked your stocking - glad i could send you some cheer during this hectic time. i'm happy your mom is doing better. i think you two will enjoy each others company. it will be good for her to get to spend some quality time with you.
xoxo kEcIa

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra
How are you doing? Just wondering how your mom is today and hope you are well.
Blessings,
Pam

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Good for you to come out of the time in the hospital with an appreciation for what you have. It is so easy to become sad and depressed while there!