Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hello out there

Wow I think this is the longest I've gone since I started my blog without posting. The days have just been whizzing by.

I want to start off by first going backwards in time and posting what I should have posted at Thanksgiving time.

I want to post about the many things that I am truly thankful for (may be a long post but I'll try to cut out the blah blah blah : ).

I am very thankful for my family of course but I do have to elaborate on this is bit....Last January my Dad who is 76 ended up back in the hospital for almost a month and had to have open heart surgery again. This happened to him back about 6 yrs ago prior to this where he ended up having quadruple bypass surgery. Well one morning I was getting ready to leave for work and my cell phone rang the name that came up on my phone was my oldest brother Carl, Jr. now mind you this is like 7am. Upon answering the phone my brother proceeded to tell me that my dad has gone into heart failure over night and that he didn't really know much because he had just gotten the call from our mom and he was on his way to the hospital. I hung up the phone thought I could compose myself since my son was right there. Dan asked me what was going on and I burst out crying. I just couldn't believe that this was happening as literally 2 nights before they sat beside me at Elias' basketball game and he looked fine. It was a long 3 1/2 weeks of running back and forth to the hospital, picking my mom up and bringing her, then going back to bring her home although I had 2 brothers that did help with this as well. Anyways this was not meant to be a sad story but a thankful one. My dad made it thru this and he is with us today although he can't do as much as he used to he is alive and well and living life and I am so Thankful that he was here with us this Thanksgiving and all year thru!

I am thankful for Dan my better half who has been there for me thru thick and thin for the past 11 years. He has been the one for me to lean on, to hold me to, tell me that he loves me when I'm down. He is an amazing person always putting me first and I really don't know what I'd in lfe without him he's just an amazing person and I am so lucky and blessed that he's in my life!!

I am thankful for my son Elias, who even though he can drive me crazy at times as most teenagers can, he has a kind and tender heart, he is a very giving and loving person. He is a hard worker and would do anything for the people he cares about (family and friends) and I'm very proud to be his mom and Proud of the person that he has become. I am truly thankful that God gave me him as my son.

I am thankful for my friends around me who always listen to me when I need them and are there for me, for my pugs who bring me so much joy each day and love me unconditionally (even when I make them go pee outside when it's snowing)

I am thankful for the roof over my head, the food that I have, the air that I breathe, the happiness that I'm allowed and the amazing people I have met thru scrapbooking. To all of you out there who take the time to read what I post, to comment and to follow my little blog I am thankful for all of you and feel very blessed to have all of you a part of my life!!!!