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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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 my stress test & echo cardiogram (to check for irregular heartbeats) came out normal on Monday. I've been a bit worried about the results. With heart disease on both sides of my family, I knew
I was bound for something...I just thought I had another 10 years or so. I'm taking this as a wake-up call to take better care of myself!

2) I'm thankful for the kind medical workers where I had my tests done. They were great at putting me at ease, making sure I was comfortable, & explaining exactly what I'd be doing. It's so much nicer when you're not treated a just a number to them.

3) I'm thankful for all the prayers that got me through the tests...those I prayed myself & those of my dear family & friends. I truly believe they helped ease my nervousness...esp. when I found out that I'd have to have an IV w/ Cardiolite (a radioactive drug used for viewing my heart).

4) I'm thankful for the great movie & discussion that followed my last Small Church Community's meeting. In addition to our retreat, another thing we thought we'd try was to occasionally watch a movie & discuss it. We watched The End of the Spear. Based on a true story, it's about a group of missionaries who shared the Word of God w/ the Waodani, a native tribe in Equador in the 40s. It's a story of faith, family, & forgiveness. (Due to the tribal violence, I would probably recommend this for teens & older.)

5)
I'm thankful for all the ideas I have running through my head for future blog posts (my jury duty experience, my friendship w/ a published poet when I was younger, starting a series of HandyGramps' writings, & so much more). Now, if only I had the time to write them!

4 comments:

Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge said...

I love #5. I am so with you on that one. Lots of great ideas, not so much time to commit them all :)

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

How brave of you to drink that dye!
I am so glad your test results were favorable:)

LOOOVE your blog background...and look forward to all those posts you have swimming around in your thoughts!

BTW, does Netflix have that movie you mentioned? Sounds interesting.

munchesmom said...

Judy, we don't use Netflix, but I would think they'd have the movie. Otherwise, you could try your library...that's where we got it.

Colleen said...

Glad your tests came out OK. I have the same problem with ideas for writing. No time!!
Love your new blog look!
God bless!