Wednesday, November 26, 2008

~ Thankful ~

Photobucket Wow!  Yes I have so much to be thankful for.  In reality I do every year, I think we all do.  This year however I was given a second chance at life.  I am not sure what I've done so good in my life that I deserve that second chance, but I was given it.  Rest assured I am thankful for it and will be doing some major changes in my life to show my gratefulness.  It's not every day you cheat death.  Someone was most definitely watching out for me.  By all accounts I should not be here.   The pain started on Friday and I did not go to the hospital until Sunday.  On Monday as they did tests they found three arteries blocked.  A triple bypass in order.  I was lost on the table yet the Doctor brought me back.   I believe in God and do think he saved me that day.  I also believe my sister was there too.  I saw no bright light, flowing gown, and I heard no voices (but my sons) but I know she was there.  She was telling me to stop trying follow her  ::grin::
My son.  OMG!  How lucky I am to have a child so mature and responsible.  I've known that along time and have been proud of him for years.  His strength and compassion that he showed during my time of need was incredible.  He is still watching out for me and every day shows a love that not many are privileged to have with their child.  Unconditional.  Again, what I've done in my life that was so good that I deserve him is beyond me but I am thankful.
My family.  Standing by me, pushing me to get better.  Doing what they can to make the recovery that much easier.  Friends have been there too.  In real life and online.  Over and over again letting me know  I mean something to them.  A wonderful feeling that makes me feel special.  Loved.  Thankful again.
I had a list, a long list, but decided this year I am thankful for everything and a list isn't needed.  I have my second chance and will do some soul searching for self improvement.  A little more caring, be kinder, more helpful.  All things that I need to do to show how thankful I am. 
I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Let you know I am thankful for you too!  Each of you are very special to me.   Enjoy your day no matter what your plans are.  Find the goodness and live happily. 
Hugs
~d

59 comments:

Jeannette said...

I should be in bed but I'm glad I stayed up late to see your post! Believe me, I'm thankful for you being here still! I'm also thankful to your family for giving you such great care when you needed it. Keep gettign stronger! I'm sending an email. Jeannette xx

Linda said...

It was so good to see your post and I love the graphic too. I rejoice with you in the fact that you are getting better everyday. I am also grateful to God that HE saw you through and for your family and especially your son who has been so good to you. That is truly a blessing! I hope you have a great Turkey day tomorrow.
Love to you
Linda
llbrown247@aol.com

Hollie said...

I'm so happy that you are still here too. I so happy that your son & family have supported you so. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

HUGS:)

MISSY said...

Things can go wrong so fast can't they? I'm glad you got that second chance Donna. I bet after something like that it's hard to take things for granted. You're very lucky you have such a good family to care for you as well.

Happy Thanksgiving.
Missy
http://learningtoadapt.blogspot.com

Mari said...

Thank you Donna ...I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving.

Sounds like you raised a good son ...you were given a second chance in life ....not many get the second chance.

Hugs Mari

Debbie said...

Oh Donna, I know your sister was there with you too. It's wonderful to be able to feel their love, they guide us every step of the way. I share in your tears today and am grateful you've been given a second chance. Love you my friend.
Debbie

MariesImages said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Donna!
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HUGS~
Marie

Heli gunner Tom said...

Do we 'deserve' something from God??
Well, let see... Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."

Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Yes, I believe we have the 'correct' prospective now... lol

Warm Regards,
Tom
tschuckman@aol.com

Tawnya said...

Donna~ I am so glad that you got your second chance, now the deal is to make the most of it!! I am working hard trying to make the most of my chance as well. You are very lucky to have a son who loves you so very much as well as friends and family. I am lucky to count you as one of my friends.... Happy Thanksgiving my friend

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

I am thankful you made it and are alive and kicking this Thanksgiving, and hope you have many, many more. I bet your sister was there with you..Take care and your son sounds wonderful.

Have a wonderful day.

Missie said...

I'm so thankful you were given that second chance! Have a wonderful time with family tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving!

Pamela said...

I'm so glad you were given your second chance and were taken care of. I'm absolutely sure your sister was there with you. No doubt. And she will be there for you watching over you for the rest of your life. After all, you watched over her.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Pam

Astaryth said...

Happy Turkey Day!

And, WE are all Thankful to still have you with us!!

Maria said...

Hello D :)
Yes, I finally made it to visit your new home. Very nice place indeed.
A perfect time to give thanks.
I am thankful for my family and friends.
Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Maria

Darlene said...

Have I ever told you, that your music is awesome and so are you girlfiend!!! luv and hugs
to you, today and everday chick!

Martha said...

Reading this brought me to tears. It's a miracle that you are here with us to share what you are thankful for this year - and I am so thankful that you are! ((Hugs))

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nelishia said...

I am so glad you are still here. You still have lots of work to do. Your job is not finished on earth yet. God doesn't want you to go there yet until you're done here.
I'm glad you're staying awhile.
Have the Happiest Thanksgiving ever in your life.
You deserve it.
Best of wishes from our family to yours,
Nelishia

Linda said...

I am so thankful that you are still here! Happy Thanksgiving. Linda

Terri said...

I'm so very thankful you were given a second chance...wonderful entry!! Love your graphic...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love ya!
Terri

LaVern said...

Really, really happy you are here to share your "thanks" with us. You are loved by your family, but also by all of us who know you through your journal. Have a GREAT Thanksgiving! LaVern

LaVern said...

Really, really happy you are here to share your "thanks" with us. You are loved by your family, but also by all of us who know you through your journal. Have a GREAT Thanksgiving! LaVern

sheri said...

Everything for a reason! I'm glad you're here to celebrate this Holiday Season. Happy Thanksgiving.
Sheri

Sweetnessk71 said...

Hiya. I'm so thankful that you made it through and we still have you as a part of our online famuly. Happy Thanksgiving :)

Kris

Julie said...

I am so glad your here also and I think your sister was with you. Happy Thanksgiving

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I am also thankful you are still here! I'm glad you are recovering well and hope to have you back on your feet soon.

Yasmin said...

wonderful entry donna so heartwarming and uplifting , your family especially your son is thankful you are here and we can see that you are very precious to them and to all of us.

Happy Thanksgiving

Hugs

Yasmin
xx

Big Mark 243 said...

I am sure that you are grateful for being here ... and I am as well! Happy Holiday!

LYN said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
So glad you are still here!!

gina said...

yes, we all have much to be thankful for, but i would imagine after such a close call, the awareness is much more keen. glad you're still here. happy thanksgiving to you and your family!

Sugar said...

Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Blessings your way.
Huggies...

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

D, I am so thankful that you got your second chance also! I know you will never take anything for granted again. I'm betting you are already soul searching; just don't search too hard. The changes are already taking place. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Love you...

Dawn said...

You sure do deserve a second chance with all you do for others. We know what you are thankfull for today. Blessing to you and your family. Dawn

Malagutigrrl said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Dah-link!
xo
MJ

johnmichael said...

Glad you are now recovering.
I know what is like when you had your op and realise what has happened...............Joohnmichael

Allison said...

I'm thankful you are still here with us and aren't going anywhere for a very long time. Have a very happy Thanksgiving Donna. Luv ya!

Linda :) said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Sonya said...

Happy Thanksgiving. So glad you did have that 2nd chance. Take care.
Sonya

ADB said...

Donna,
I, with many others, are incredibly grateful and thankful you were given another chance. It wasn't your time, as some would see it. Hope 2009 will be better for you.

Guido

k2shine said...

Happy Thanksgiving ~D.
Glad ya stuck around kiddo!
Kiss that kid of yours for me.
You did a great job with Him. When did our boys grow up to be men? LOL
love ya~

Jan said...

Like your family and everyone here I too am thankfull you are still with us ,the alternative is to heartbtreaking to contemplate, God Bless you dear Donna ..love Jan xx

Monica said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and I'm so glad to hear you are back up and doing well. You have much to be grateful for.

Monica

Sandra said...

I`m so glad you were given that second chance Donna. have a very Happy and special thanksgiving. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

Lisa said...

Donna, I am really you were given a second chance, we all love you here in Blogger - Land !!!!! , Love Ya Lisa

Lisa said...

Donna, I am really you were given a second chance, we all love you here in Blogger - Land !!!!! , Love Ya Lisa

Valerie said...

¡Tenga una acción de gracias hermosa!

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

Melissa said...

Happy Thanksgiving

lisa jo said...

I thank God that you are ok....i do not know what i would do without you.....you wrote a lovely heartfelt entry....there is a reason you are here and one reason is because you are a rock and true friend to others and we need you! I pray you had a happy day today. XOXOXO

Joyce said...

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful Donna. I (for one out of many) am very thankful that you are still here with us. Take the time to heal and don't rush. Life will be waiting for you.
Hugs and Love, Joyce

ELLIE said...

girlfriend - I am thankful you are still around - I hope your holiday was filled with overflowing blessings and much love!!
take care of you--Ellie

Brittany said...

Yes the game was good.
Boston should have played better though...they weren't their usual selves at all!

Usually when they come back on the ice 2nd period they get their head out of their ass and get those goals back....But not Wednesday.

They play today at noon. Hoping to get that Win back!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I am thankful that I was able to read your entry :o)

Joyce said...

Yes, you do have so much to be thankful for and we are so thankful for you to be in our lives. So nice to be able to say you have raised your son to be so responsible and how it all comes back to you at this time. Many hugs and love you!!!
Joyce

Stephycce said...

And were all very thankful your still here.
*hugs*

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

My goodness where have I been. I am so sorry to hear of the troubling times you had to face, but I do know what you've done in your life D - It's you being you and so very real! My hopes, thoughts and prayers will be going up for you and a quick and comfortable recovery! Take care of you my friend - May God continue blessing you and yours,
Katie

Nancy said...

Beautiful post, Donna...especially coming from you and especially after what you've been through. I'm glad you're seeing it as a second chance!

Hugs,
Nancy

http://nancyluvspix.blogspot.com/2008/11/q-t-pies.html

Robyn said...

Thank you for the thanks you gave! I am so happy that your still here to tell your story! God wasn't ready for you to go home. He has bigger plans for you ;) I am so happy that you are getting better and that your family is taking care of you so well! I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving hun! Hugs to you

Maria said...

God bless you Donna! Take care and I'm so glad you are doing better and pulled through ok! Rest and be happy..... Happy Writing, my journal friend. Maria

Bethe said...

I'm so glad you stuck with us, too. You shocked up all. And I think we need all need to take a good look at our lives and be thnkful for the good things.

hugsss...

Bridgett said...

I do believe that's the ultimate reason to be thankful...a second chance at life.

I just thank God you're still with us.

And you know what? You are a very lucky woman. Just look how many people love you!!

Hope you had a happy thanksgiving! I'm so far behind on my post reading. LOL

XOXO