Friday, November 20, 2009

There are so many things to be thankful for this past year (besides "life" itself) that I cannot possibly list them all, so I will just list a few.

Faith - I am thankful that God put it on my heart to be responsible for my future while dealing with cancer.
I was able to make sensible decisions about my treatment and my resting place when my time comes to go home.
I was able to make decisions about selling my condo and moving into a small apartment.
I was able to make decisions about paying off my bills and not leaving them for someone else to handle after I am gone.

Family - I am thankful for the opportunity that FB has given me to connect and reconnect with all of my cousins through pictures and postings. There are now 76 cousins, 3 nieces, 1 nephew and 1 aunt on my FB. I am so blessed.

Friends – I am thankful for my church family who have supported me both spiritually and sometimes financially (especially for my birthday) throughout the past year.
Rebecca who is always available to take me to appointments and cry with me when I need to cry.
Laurie who calls me almost every day and will be taking my cats when I can no longer care for them.
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I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chattered all the way;
She left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.
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I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne'er a word said she;
But oh! The things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me.
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I am thankful for the many, many prayers that have been sent and continue to be sent up to God on my behalf.