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Thursday, 8 August 2013


Hallo there little peeps!!  This post, I think, is going to be about Thankfulness.

I am thankful today that I feel well enough to switch on my laptop and write a blog post. 

 I am thankful that I saw Eli & Ruby yesterday.  Their mum has been keeping them away for a bit  because she didn't want their visit to be too much for me.  I keep telling her that I feel so much better in myself, but the trouble is my breathing is still quite bad, and I struggle to talk.

I am thankful that my youngest daughter only lives five minutes away by car, so I usually get to see the little ones all the time.

I am thankful for Eleanor, my granddaughter who lives in France, who was so caring when she stayed with us last week.  She kept telling me to sit down, and that she would do it!

I am thankful that I have been out to lunch with friends recently and able to enjoy a lovely glass of Rose` !

I am thankful for the care and love that I have received from my friends, including all my bloggy friends, who never fail to encourage me with their kind words.

I am thankful for the wonderful summer that we are having here in Devon this year.  As I type this, the sun is again shining in a cloudless blue sky.  Absolute bliss.

I am thankful for the wonderful part of Devon that I live in.  To be surrounded by the Moors on one side, and the sea and wonderful sandy beaches on the other side.  I have tried to be by the water as much as I possibly could because of the gorgeous warm weather we have been having.

I am thankful for my wonderful little family, and especially my hubby, who really has been absolutely amazing all the time that I have been feeling so poorly.  I have to be honest, and say that I have been surprised at just how brilliant he has been.  For sure, I don't know what I would do without him.

Bless him, he has been waiting to go in for an op for several months, and I have kept telling him to chase it up.  My youngest daughter told me yesterday that he has no intention of chasing it up until he knows that I am fully well again.  I thought that was really sweet.

Here is a photo of my three very special grandchildren, that I took last week when they were all here together.

I hope my friends that you have much to be thankful for in your lives too.


Terra said...

Your thankfulness is BIG and beautiful and I am happy you are healing. Your family is pampering you a bit, and you even had lunch and a glass of wine with friends as you move on your healing path.

Claudia Moser said...

You are such a wonderful person who deserves all the best!

Shady Del Knight said...

Hallo, dear Thisisme! It feels good to write those three words again because I missed doing it for so long. My heart jumped with joy when I saw that perfect picture of your smiling grands. They are beautiful children and they love you.

Myriad circumstances interrupt the normal flow of life. Some families are torn apart by hardship. If you are lucky enough to belong to a family that circles the wagons, unites and becomes stronger though adversity, then you indeed have much for which to be thankful. We must not forget our true blue friends in the blogging community which extends to the four corners of the world. Blog friends are real friends. They have caring hearts and eagerly rally 'round us as we endeavor to meet life's challenges.

I am delighted to know that Devon enjoyed lovely weather this summer. My spirits are buoyed knowing that you have felt well enough in recent days to get out and about and enjoy yourself in it. I pray that this "onward and upward" trend continues for you and for my buddy Alfred.

Blessings, hugs and smooches, dear friend Thisisme!

Shelly said...

Ah, what a lovely, post! I'm so glad you are getting better, my friend- I've been holding in my prayers often. And the water is such a refreshing restorative place to be. I'm so glad your sweet family, especially your hubs, has been there for you. Now onwards to full health is coming soon!

Unknown said...

Hi Diane,

What an inspirational post today, you are surrounded by a lovely family. I am really happy to hear that you are feeling a bit better, just take it easy my friend and enjoy the sunny weather. Glad you got it in the end.
Sending big hugs to you xoxo

SkippyMom said...

What a lovely post. Of course there is always, always, always something to be thankful for [love the sign btw!] and you say it so eloquently. :)

Eleanor looks exactly like the little one's big sister. What a darling pic'. Those are some close cousins I suspect. It is easy to see where the get their smiling good natures from Grandma.

Ah, and you husband is such a peach. I am so happy for you that you are feeling better and that he is there with you. YAY for hubs. hee

It would be as easy for me I think to write a similar post too. It is really nice to sit down and write out all we really DO have isn't it?

I truly am so happy that you are feeling better. Please make sure they do something for your breathing tho'. Love you always, xo JG

Sally Wessely said...

I am thankful that you are improving. I am thankful you were able to write this. Take care of yourself. You remain in our hearts. We love you! I pray for you as you are called to mind.

You live in a wonderful place and are surrounded by loving and wonderful, not to mention beautiful, family members.

Sending healing thoughts your way.

Rebecca said...

what a beautiful post i'm thankful that wonderful people like you write beautiful post for me to enjoy

Linda O'Connell said...

I do hope you are feeling much better soon. You have much to be thankful for! I love the photo! You really are blessed to live by the sea and have such a doting family.

Suzanne said...

Hi Thisisme, I'm sorry to be late, but, thankful to see you here. I've been concerned about you even tho we live miles apart...just a hop, skip, and a jump across the pond n'est-ce pas?

I'm glad to know your strength is returning, and what better place to recoup than by the sea-ah, fresh air and beautiful water! Your boat and shore photos have been lovely. I'm sure such beauty will contribute to your well-being.

I feel better myself already. Have a gorgeous weekend my friend. You have a wonderful family-and, they're beautiful! Hugs to you!♥

Pat MacKenzie said...

Sometimes it takes a reminder like this one to help me remember how much I truly have to be thankful for. I hope your health continues to improve. Surely the warm summer days can't hurt.

LindyLouMac said...

My dear Diane, you know how often I think of you and you can imagine how this touching post has made me feel. Thanks as well for all your continuing support during what has been a difficult year for me. xx

Anonymous said...

Your grandchildren are so beautiful!

I am thankful every day too.

Hugs to you.

Be good to you.

Montanagirl said...

Hello there....I found you via a comment you left on "Imagination's" blog. I really like your blog, and you have lovely grandchildren. I hope you feel better soon, and would love to have you stop by my blog! I'm signing up today to follow yours.

Sush said...

"When I have trouble and cannot sleep...I count my blessings instead of sheep."
Glad to know you are feeling better, in however small increments they may be. It makes all of us so relieved and happy to know that you are! Hang in there and keep taking baby steps, we all are praying and pulling for your complete recovery.

Olive said...

You are right Diane there is much to be thankful for. Thank you for your visits to me, Olive

BECKY said...

Hello Diane! How wonderful to read such a beautiful blog post this morning! I truly hope you continue to feel well enough to do all the things you love, and that your breathing will be better. Hugs from across the ocean!