Happy holidays beautiful people! May God bless and keep you all!
Tuesday was my birthday. I didn’t go all out. I worked and went home and that was alright with me. I’m simply grateful to see another day. With that in mind, here are 35 things that I am thankful for:
2. My two children
9. A good meal
13. Grocery stores
14. Clean drinking water
15. Insurance (medical, auto, home, and life)
21. Warm blankets
22. Hot water
25. Pen and paper
33. Sleeping in
35. God’s love
Yet in all things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
My best friend has conquered life! On 12.12.12, she returned to our Father in heaven. I have memories that span 22 years-from elementary to college, children and husbands, shopping and dining, drinking tea, attending cultural events, worshipping together, celebrating birthdays and other milestones, and our love of all things Twilight-Team Edward (I take pleasure in the fact that it was me who got her hooked, lol)-we have traversed the roads of life together.
On the drive home from the hospital, the theme from “The Golden Girls” kept playing in my mind:
“Thank you for being a friend/Travel down the road and back again/ Your heart is true/ You’re a pal and confidante.”
She was all that and more. I’ve never had a finer friend. My heart brims over with love for her. I take comfort in knowing that absent from the body means present with the Lord. More than a conqueror, cancer didn’t beat her. She ran the race until the end. For weeping may last a night, but joy cometh in the morning!
I encouraged her to start a blog, and for a moment, she did. She didn’t write a lot, but what she did is so powerful and motivational. I am still amazed by all that she was.
I praise, bless, and thank God for our time together!
Today I threw together a look based upon what I had in my closet. I tried on a few other combinations last night but wasn’t really feeling any of them. I need more basic staples to compliment my existing work wardrobe. I plan to do some shopping this weekend and on the list are: khaki trousers (for when I just want to grab and go) chambray button down, a new black blazer (the one I have has lost its sharp black color), and a black button down along with a few more pieces to welcome the fall weather.