Giving Thanks Friday

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This week I am thankful for: 

Extra time with the hubby even though it was due to him having oral surgery (which went well).  It was fun hanging out without any agenda and leaving some of my usual routine behind.  I did inform him that one day when he retires I will have to get myself on a schedule because my household chores went by the wayside for those couple of days!  Today he is back to work and I am catching up double time.   

Seeing four bald eagles in the span of just three days.  One was sitting in a tree while I was driving in to town and it was so close to the road that I put on the breaks (a rural road with little traffic) and slowed to a crawl to be sure I wasn't hallucinating.  The second was a pair in a tree near the riverbank on our way to church and the third one was a very large bird along the freeway just sitting there.  No matter how many times I see these beauties I am still amazed at their majesty.  God's creation is awesome!              

Negative results on a test that a nephew had.  When lymph nodes and mention of the "C" word are involved there is always concern so very thankful that all is good.      

My parents and my mother-in-law - each blessings to us in their own unique ways.        

Pandora.  Our satellite package comes with Pandora music stations and I love that I can program in a favorite artist or genre to suit my mood.  Today I have been catching up on cleaning with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble'.   

Love, not the easy kind with hearts and flowers (though our anniversary was Valentine's day and I can get behind a gesture on the day) but the listening ear when you would rather watch your favorite TV show love, the sit beside you when you are sick and rub your shoulders even though you might catch it yourself love, the I know you are scared but we will get through this together love, the stand beside you and hold your hand while a loved one is laid to rest kind of love, the I am frustrated with you but still love you kind of love, the we are in this forever kind of love.  The love that not only made the vows but keeps the vows.  

I STILL take you, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.  (Amen.)     


What are you thankful for?

May your weekend be filled with wonder, laced with peace and bursting with love...

(Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good: his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1) 



  1. Good evening, sweet friend! Your beautiful list of thanksgiving brought a smile to my face :) It is such a blessing to be able to give thanks to our precious Lord and Savior.

    Happy weekend to you, Mindy! Hugs!

  2. I'm thankful for snow days, hot tea, and my hubby who loves me even when. :) Thanks for sharing.

  3. Lovely thanks list, MIndy! I am thankful for the many, many cups of hot tea I have sipped this winter, beads and string to make bracelets, good, free Christian fiction e-books, and texting with my grandson.

  4. Yes, it sounds like you had many things to be thankful for! Whe it gets right down to it, most of us's just a matter of taking the time to remember! Happy Sunday, Mindy!

  5. Such a beautiful description of love, Mindy. One that could only be written by someone truly in love!
    I'm thankful for some positive test results for two family members as well this week. Everyone can breathe a little easier now.
    I'm happy it's Sunday and I have a few moments to myself before heading out to an Oscar party. It's nice to catch up with my blogging friends! Hope your weekend is wonderful, friend!

  6. So thankful for YOU and that definition of love, which may just be the best I’ve ever read! So excited you saw so many eagles! They are HUGE aren’t they? And by the way, we’d definitely get along on Pandora. :)

  7. Hi Mindy! Happy Anniversary my friend! I'm so sorry your husband had to have oral surgery...yuck. But I'm glad it all went well. And the good medical news is ALWAYS welcome.
    I hope you will always get a good shoulder rub when you need it, and hey, even if you don't!
    You should see my house (or not!), it's a total disaster. Oh well, I have to be patient with what I can do, and what my husband can do too. As long as we have each other, I can put up with clutter :)

  8. Hi Mindy. Sorry to hear about your hubby having oral surgery...Ouch! Love your beautiful description of love Mindy. Take care of each other. I spoke with Robyn. Do you need some help with some page tabs? If so, figure out what tabs you want, the titles and send me an email. Hugs

  9. i have not been out and about in the bloggy world, and have missed stopping here! i love those long lazy days of rest... even if it is due to surgery! ha! i am right there with you on the bald eagles. oh. my. they are so beautiful and majestic! we see them flying here pretty often (not like everyday, but maybe twice a month?) one flew over our house on the afternoon camden had his eagle scout court of honor- it was cool... his favorite bird! negative tests- hooray! and love. oh yes.... that kind of love. it keeps me going!