Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Eighty some-odd years ago, my grandparents lost their firstborn daughter, Lucia Marie. I understand she died from a hemorrhage. A few years later their second child, my sweet aunt Maggie, was very sick, my grandfather promised God one hour of prayer every day if He wouldn’t take her, too. He didn’t, and to my knowledge, Grandpa always kept his promise. He was a gentle man who died when I was 15 years old at the ripe age of 85. I’m so thankful for the time he invested in prayer. I’m certain that I still, all these years later, reap the benefits of his prayers.

I’m thankful to be living in Alabama, surrounded by family who love me, a roof over my head, plenty to eat, and a job at a place I enjoy very much.
I’m thankful for Ole Boy. Over the years, I’ve realized how well we fit together.
I’m thankful for my family. I’m thankful for my praying mother and my faithful father; my sisters and brothers, and my daughter and grandchildren, and for my stepchildren. I’m thankful for my cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. I am so blessed.

I’m thankful for the memories of the trips to Cherokee to see my grandmother, “Mama Franks,” and the picnics at the river with when she would sometimes tag along.”

I’m thankful for Peppy, even if he’s not the most loveable dog my family has ever seen. They just don’t know him!

I’m thankful for the people and events in my life that have shaped me into the person I am today.

Most of all, I’m thankful to God for His kindness and patience to me, and for loving me when I couldn’t manage to love myself…and for His placing me here, right here, where I am.


  1. now this is quite a list...a great list. but i have to tell you...i laughed right out loud for real over the peppy remark. :) love ya!

  2. thanks Meg for doing one; what an awesome entry! you wrote this so very well; loved the Peppy part, LOL :)

    what a wonderful legacy for your grandfather to spend an hour in prayer daily!!

    and I love how you know you are right where the Lord wants you and you know he will lead you where he wants you to go :)


  3. Thank you for posting your "thankfuls" Meg. We all have so much to be thankful for. Linda thankful to be living in beautiful western Washington.

  4. You have quite a good list to be thankful for. Hugs, Helen

  5. Meg, Loved and enjoyed your entry. I am thankful God allowed me to meet you! God Bless!

  6. Good list and bless Peppy and his furry self!

  7. Not enough people take the time to be thankful. Well said. I like Peppy already!


  8. That is a great list, and how awesome that your Grandpa spent an hour in prayer....I am humbled by him.

    Pooh Hugs,

  9. Wonderful Thankful Thursday entry!

  10. I'm new to your blog. I found it by way of Sonya at MY SOUTHERN HOME. I will be returning... I live in the state next door to you.... GA.


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