Why I’m Thankful During the Pandemic

Thankful?  Am I nuts?  Probably.  But what’s the alternative?  Sitting at home wringing my hands crying “Woe is me?”  I choose not to do that.  I choose to count my blessings and be thankful for the good things. 

  • My family is well.  It may change tomorrow or even later on today, but as of now, they are well.  Hubby, kids, their spouses, grandkids, my parents, hubby’s parents, my brother and sisters and their families, nieces and nephews–all well so far.
  • We have what we need.  We are still able to get enough food and supplies to survive, praying the grocery stores and other essential businesses stay open.
  • My children and their spouses are able to work from home.  There hasn’t been a loss of income.  I know many other families are not so fortunate, and my heart goes out to them, as well as prayers for them.
  •  Most families I know are drawing closer while having to stay at home.  
  •  People are finding creative ways to keep in touch.
  •  I’m getting more housecleaning done.
  •  I’m getting some home projects done that I have been putting off.
  •  I’m getting more writing done.
  •  It may seem like forever, but this too shall pass.  Please, God, let it hurry up!
That’s about all I can come up with.  I’m sure there are many more blessings that have failed to come to mind.  I’m trying not to dwell on missing my grandkids. What about you?  How are you coping?  Are you thankful for the good things?  Stay safe, y’all.

Being a Grandparent holidays

My Christmas Cup Runneth Over

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I’ve lived through 57 Christmases, some of them memorable, some not so memorable, even though I have tried to honor God during most of them by celebrating the birthday of His Son, which is what it is supposed to be about anyway.

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But the real meaning of Christmas and the Nativity aside, this Christmas has to be the best ever.  Why?  Because both of my grandchildren visited my husband and me, together, for the first time.  What a great day!

The grands watching a video on Coco’s cell phone.

Our grandson is almost two, and our granddaughter just turned one. To see them open their gifts from Pop and Coco (with help, of course) and interact with one another was priceless, the best gift my children could have possibly given me.  To experience the wonder of a small child at Christmas again was a wonderful blessing, a privilege I don’t deserve but am so grateful for.

My two babies in 1989.

And then to get to share that with my parents, their great-grandparents, was the icing on the cake.  What better Christmas could there possibly be?  

I hope I find out next Christmas, if I am lucky enough to have the grandbabies together again.  I am so thankful to my children for sharing them with us this year.  I don’t suppose a person can really know the true meaning of the word “grand” until they have grandchildren.  Yes, my cup runneth over.

What special blessing have you received this Christmas?