Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thank You Prayer

Sunday November 23, 2014
This is the prayer I prayed with my son when he was young. And then life overwhelmed us, school, homework, friend drama, depression and work schedules and prayer together went by the wayside. Howsomever, I do feel and believe this to cover pretty near everything in our current culture. So I felt I should share it with someone.
We thank You Lord
for a roof over our heads,
and a nice warm bed,
for food to eat
and stuff to drink.
For clothes to wear,
and shoes for our feet.
For books to read,
toys to play with,
music to listen to
and songs to sing.
Parents/grandparents who love us
and uncles who do, too.
Thank You for flowers, trees, birds, clouds
and rocks. Grass and weeds.
We thank You for Your Son who died for us
and rose again that we might live in You.
In His name,
Today I would add water to drink, our health and friends.
And of course, we cannot forget the colony cats that keep us sane.      Also, pecans to pick up, shell and eat as well as walnuts to toss.
We need to add internet friends of all persuasions, our jobs – whether we like them or not – are necessary for supplies in this world.
This isn’t quite in the flow and form of the original but it is close, not rhyming but it had a certain flow I am unable to quite remember at this time. Goes to show me how much I have forgotten.
Anyway, blessings to all in this season of thankfulness. Me, I’ll be working on Thanksgiving day as per usual these last 7 years – a 12 hour evening shift that day and I may have to work the previous night (the scheduling of a factory security guard’s life). Actually, I will be working for sure 7pm Thursday night through 7am Monday morning (12 hour shifts each night). And I am indeed thankful for my job. No rest for the weary. Not really complaining, just stating facts as I know them. So, yes, I have a lot to be thankful for all the time and I do need to be remembering this more often.
This coming year I am going to try to be more thankful and less complaining.
Thanks for listening.
See you on the flipside.
So, what are some of the people and/or things you are thankful for this season? Please to chime in in the comments.2013-05-16_08-28-15_9



Today, November 21, 2014, marks the day I might have been married 27 years. I say might because it didn’t happen that way. This coming December will mark 17 years that my husband has been dead due to illness. We had been married 10 years and 2 weeks when he died. I say might also because I might have separated from him or divorced him, if he had lived, due to mental and emotional abuse.
I was by his side when he died in VA hospice. He had been a Marine out of hight school.
Anniversaries are interesting things. We remember first dates and last dates, when we graduated from whatever for whatever reason and when we failed desperatly at something important to us, when we were chosen by our companion animals and their passing, birthdays and anniversaries, deaths.
Deaths can cover a multitude of items: people, ideas, companion animals, projects, jobs, coveted positions of power, a marriage.
Death can come to a marriage through different ways. The death of a spouse is common. And in today’s world I realize a marriage dies more often through divorce.
So, I will have been widowed 17 years come the second week of December 2014. A single mother to one son. My son still has difficulty talking about his dad as he was 5 years old at the time. I know he thinks of his dad more often than he tells me. He has anger issues. I do not force him to talk about his dad. We had a discussion 2 weeks ago in the car about how his dad and my wedding anniversary was coming up and how also in this year of 2014 the calendar follows the exact same days and times for his dad’s death. So far this season I am fine as opposed to the last time everything fell on the same days. I was a mess.
It is important to me that I acknowledge this day in my life this year.
So, what anniversaries are important in your lives?
Chime in in the comments.
Until next time,