Thursday Thankfuls

I haven't been on the blog much this week.  
Real life is not so happy  
and I usually keep this my happy place.  
I'm a cups-half-full-silver-lining-somewhere-over-the-rainbow 
kind of girl.  
That's how I roll.
So, I don't do sad very well.

I'm here today to count my blessings 
and remember the things I'm most thankful for.

  • Today, I am most thankful for today.  We don't have every day promised to us, so I'll just be thankful for the day I've been given.
  • I'm also very thankful for knowing Jesus.  He's been my real peace this past week...the peace that passes all understanding.
  • I'm thankful for family and spending time with them even though it's under sad circumstances.
  • I'm thankful for the 3 years we've had with my Grandpa since his stroke.  The Lord knew that we needed a long time to say "goodbye".  If he had just suddenly passed that day in June 2007, we would have all been crushed, devastated.  To me, my Grandpa was someone I thought would be around forever.  He has always been a constant in my life.  He's someone I've always depended on and trusted in.  The Lord knew that we needed time.  He's good like that.  I've written about my grandpa from time to time on the blog, so I thought you all should know that he's very sick.  They've "called in the family".  We know his days on this earth are short.  Please pray for peace for my Grandpa and for my Granny.

    15 comments...I love comments:

    Carrie said...

    oh sweetie you are in my prayers!


    Stacie said...

    Sending up prayers for you all right now.

    Kelli said...

    Oh sweetheart...I'm sorry about your grandpa. I'll be praying for you.

    shortmama said...

    Im so sorry. I pray for comfort and peace for you and your family.

    Shilo said...

    Sorry to hear about your grandpa! May God's peace fill your heart and His comfort be your constant companion!

    MiMi said...

    I've been praying since I saw your FB status. :(
    By the way, totally off topic, but the colors you used in your post are purty. :)

    brainella said...

    I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Jenny.

    Darlene said...

    Oh Jenny you, your family, Grandpa and Granny are all in my prayers during this difficult time. I'm so sorry to hear about this.

    Vivienne said...

    Oh I am so sorry to hear this. That's tough. I am saying a little prayer right now for you and your family. And yes, what a blessing to have gotten that additional time with him.

    Dawn said...

    Jenny, you and your family are in my prayers.

    Connie W said...

    So sorry Jenny.

    Praying for you....

    Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

    Oh darlin', I am so sorry. Praying for peace, and strength. What a difficult, difficult time.

    Hugs ♥

    LuLu said...

    I'll be praying for your grandpa. I'm very sorry. Sending you strenght and support.
    P.S. thank you for your tip on the cookbook i'll be sure to pick one up!

    Becca said...

    So sorry JennyKate!!!

    Praying for you & your family right now.


    Liz said...

    I am so sorry Jenny! I saw on FB that he passed away. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time!