Thursday, October 21, 2010


I am joining in my sweet son, Louis', blog hop Thankful Thursday. I think it is ALWAYS good to look at all the blessings we have in our lives and thank God for the gifts He has given to us.

1. Tonight I am thankful for my sweet friend Becky. (I love my friend Mary too:) Becky is on the left in the picture below.

(I know this may embarrass you Beck, but I can't help myself... I just got off the phone with you, and you sat and listened to me, tears and all, as usual. And I love you for it!!!) She is one of my sweet seminary friends, we are so like minded in many of the ways that make us somewhat usual to others:) She is getting ready to have their 7th child anytime in the next month. It is Becky and her husband Chad that really made adopting a reality in our future when we met them... they had already adopted 2, and we were so blessed to walk through the adoption journey of their precious Asher, our Godson, while we were at Sem with them.

She is one of the most compassionate people I know. I tell her all the crazy things that grief causes me to think, feel or even do... and she never freaks out... in fact, her reactions always reassure me. She was one of the few people we called when we knew Samuel was gone... I knew she would get people on campus praying for us. And she has received many a tear filled conversation since. We can be crying one minute and laughing at the reality of our crazy filled lives in the next minute. Really, God has given her the most tremendous heart and I am so fortunate to call her my precious friend...

2. I am thankful for this sweet pumpkin JOJO, that God blessed me with 5 1/2 years ago.
He is such a funny kid and comes out with the funniest remarks that just make my day. Yesterday, he and I were sitting on the couch and he says, "Mama, I see something sweet." I said, "Really, what?" And he says, "YOU!" He really has such a tender heart, and is so easy going. He is actually a breeze to raise, so far at least:) This goofball is one of my hearts delight:)


Louis said...

Thanx for linking up mom.

Stacy said...

We all need a friend like Becky, don't we!? How precious that friendship sounds. What a gift from God.

And your sweet son, it when our kids have a sense of humor and a gentle side all tied in one. Laughter is soo good. He is adorable.

So much to be thankful for! Hope you are feeling well.

Becky said...

Now THIS post was unexpected! How sweet of you...your words made me cry.

You are the treasure though, friend. I am thankful for you and your beautiful honest ways. Your prayers are such a genuine gift to me. You have taught me so much and allowed Samuel's life to be used for beauty, it amazes me - I love your protective Mama Bear love of him and your other blessings.

And to post such a sweet picture of us, just what a hunka mama needs to see!

And JoJo, precious JoJo, makes me laugh just thinking of the things he's shared with me over the years...and he's not even very BIG yet!

Love to you,

Ebe said...

Sweet Louis... this is a great idea!