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... being thankful ...

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Today is Thanksgiving and there is SO MUCH to be thankful for . . . .  1 Thessalonians 5:18 - Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Today, I am thankful for the blessings that God has given me as I have followed him through this year.  I have learned so much to lean on Him, to lean into Him and to trust him in ALL things!  
I wrote this blog post a couple of days ago, and didn't get the chance to add pictures and post it, so am getting to it now . . .  
November 18 . . . my Birthday . . . I’ve always liked Birthdays . . . mine or anyone else’s!  I like to make a big deal out of them, and celebrate the person who is having a birthday!  Last year, November 18 came just 13 days after Rickey went to Heaven.  Sigh.  Not much reason to celebrate, for sure.  Yet, we still did celebrate some.  I was spoiled by my family, my friends & my co-workers.  It was a day that I will not forget.  In the midst of the most intense grief I could imagine…

Waking up in PARADISE ...

... November 5 (and Saturday the 3rd, and the 8th {funeral day}) have come and gone.  With little fanfare from most of the world.  To most, they are just dates, to us, the dates our world changed.
Thanks to the PRAYERS of so many friends & family, the visits, the cards, notes, e-mails, text messages, Facebook messages . . . we made it through those most difficult days.  We spent some of the weekend with Ashley & Brian & Ty - going to the movies and then a "girls lunch" (+Ty!!).  There were memories, tears, and yes, even laughter.  God is gracious and He gave us much grace this past week as the memories flooded back . . . speaking of memoires . . . 
Yesterday was November 9, 2012 . . . . My mind kept going back to
November 9, 2011 . . . it was a cold morning.  There was some
snow/sleet/rain falling from the gray overhanging clouds.  A dreary
day to be sure.  A day that the hunters would have loved – there was
just a bit of “tracking snow” on the ground – enough that tra…