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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings

My dear blogging friend, Judy, over at A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings, hosts this meme every Wednesday. Simply list five things (or a prayer or any thoughts) for which you are truly thankful this week. Voicing my thanks helps put my life in perspective & realize that, no matter how bad things might be, there is still MUCH good surrounding me.

1) I'm thankful for the Sacraments of Healing. Our parish had a service last Thursday for the Anointing of the Sick & Reconciliation. Casinodad, the two older boys, & I went. The Archangel & I received both sacraments...him for his ADHD/mental health issues & me for my back. He was SO excited to be anointed. The next day, he told me he felt it was already helping him because he felt calmer & not so angry. Brought tears to my eyes!

2) I'm thankful for family! We had a great time this past Sunday at our family reunion. Unfortunately, there were not as many able to make it as in the past, but it was still a good sized fun gathering.

3) I'm thankful for a great date w/ my two older boys last Friday. I took them to Waffle House (they've been begging to go since the one near us opened a couple years ago). They loved it & the time we spent together.

4) I'm thankful for great homilies. Our parish is blessed w/ a pastor, a retired priest in residence, & two deacons...all of whom give some wonderful, thought-provoking homilies.

5) I'm thankful for a breakthrough in my physical therapy on Monday. My therapist does some resistance exercises w/ me & during one of them, there was a pop in my groin area. He said that is a good sign & that we are on the right track!

3 comments:

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

a very JOYFUL week at your house, to be sure! Praise God for His many blessings upon your beautiful family!
And thanks for joining me in giving thanks each week:)

Susan K said...

So glad to hear you could go to the healing and anointing service. I am sure that there are miracles of healing all the time. Also, while I try not to put too much emphasis on the homily, it is just a blessing to have clergy that is talented in this area.

Colleen said...

I really love your list. #1 is awesome!!
I remember my dates with my boys when they were young. Such precious times.
and #5!! VERY good news!