Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.” —Melody Beattie

So many things to be thankful for...here are just a few of mine this week.

~I am very grateful that Alayna came through surgery so well and continues to make great progress at recovery without much pain. She definitely wears out quicker and wants to snuggle more but overall her recovery is going well. She is eating and drinking ok. The hardest part is trying to convince her that goldfish and cheerios are NOT on the soft diet. I gave in and soaked her cheerios until they were semi soft and she happily ate two bowls this morning. Praying that her recovery continues this well!

~Everyone who prayed for Alayna this week. We truly felt surrounded by love, peace and God's presence.

~Friends that, without being asked, offered to have Aidan spend the night with them on Sunday night so we didn't have to get him up at 5am and find some place for him to go before school. They also took care of our dogs, came to visit us in the hospital, brought Jason home from the hospital so we didn't have to drive 2 cars and finished our Christmas shopping for us and delivered it to our house. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

~Friends and family that stopped by or called "just because" bearing meals and/or gifts for Alayna that were unnecessary but, greatly appreciated.

What are you thankful for this week?

3 comments:

stephanie said...

Oh Miss Alayna, I'm so glad to hear you're doing well! Two bowls of Cheerios!! Good girl!

This week above all I'm thankful for my faith.
I would be nowhere without it. some times it's all you have to depend on.

Hugs and kisses to Miss A

Ria said...

Oh wow! i am so impressed that Alayna is eating so well. And yes, convincing Matthew that Cheerios and goldfish aren't on the soft diet list was hopeless. And he won't eat them when they're soggy. So great that Alayna isn't picky or food averse like Matthew, which made the recovery trickier.

I'm thankful for my kids. :-)

Lacey said...

I'm thankful for my neighbor that plowed our driveway while we were gone, so that when we got home, we could get in the driveway since we got two feet of snow while we were gone!