Friday, November 4, 2011

What I am Thankful For Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome back for Day 2!  If you just came from Christina's blog, you are in the right place.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please start at Lisa's Blog.

I struggled with day 2 because I am so thankful for so many people in my life.  When I sat back and tried to narrow it down to just one person, it really made my count my blessings.  My father, who has always, and still is right there by my side to lend a hand, or an ear to listen to me when I have a problem.  My father has to be one of the most understanding person I know.  I am thankful for two loving sisters.  I have always looked up to my oldest sister Patti, I admire her many many talents.  She is an amazing cook, mother, grandmother, quilter, crafter and a great friend.  She has such a great creative spirit that just energizes mine.  I admire my other sister Cindi, for her thoughtfulness, strength, sense of humor and her love of shopping!!  My brother, Scott, is one of my best friends.  When I named my son Christopher Scott, I made a wish that Scott would play a big part in his life - and I got my wish 1,000 times over!  My son and my brother are inseperable.  They worked all week together and even on weekends, Christopher has to be with his Uncle.  I have stepped back many times to thank God for making my wish come true.  I have a boyfriend that loves and spoils me like no one else has ever done.  He supports my crafting hobby, he has even told me he envys me, because I have a hobby that I am so passionate about.   My other blessing in my life was my mother.  She stood by me no matter what.  When I was upset, she would always take my side and give me advice on what to do.  When I came home from work sick and she would see my car in the driveway, she would stop in to see what was the matter and then go home and start a chicken soup and jello for me.  She and I had a ritual every year of going to the Bangor flower show in the Spring and she would tell me what all the flowers were and where I could plant them. 
So you see, this one was very hard to pin point on just one person when they all mean so much to me.  I can honestly say, I am truly blessed and for that I am thankful.

Your next stop on the hop is Theresa


bluecrayons said...

i really love this lo. the whole post made me tear and its a good tear. thanks for sharing this with us .

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Vicki said...

Very sweet layout....It is nice to sit back and ponder on the people in our lives and to really appreciate the qualities that each has that makes our lives so special..

lindaplus3 said...

what a beautiful lo,,, i lost my mother 3 weeks ago and while she was in the hospital (pneumonia) it really makes one sit and think... nothing is as important as family .. :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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Vickie said...

Beautiful tribute to your whole family
I love the saying that you had about your mom and the flowers.
May I ask where you got this saying from? I would love to use it on one of my LO"S

Jackie said...

Nice LO i always have trouble journaling, good job.

As always, love hopping and seeing the great projects and talent from everyone.

Edwina said...

I love all you wrote about being thankful for different family members. I read the poem. It is wonderful! Can you e-mail it to me? Did you write it? I would like to use it for my Grandmaw and a very dear friend. I live in NJ about 30 minutes from Bangor,PA. You are a very forunate person to be so blessed with a wonderful family. Have a good day. Edwina Brown

Brittney said...

Lovely layout!


Diana said...

I love all the great comments you made about your Dad and Mom and your other family members - sounds like a very close and loving family :)
tfs with us....I do miss my parents

marg0006 said...

What a beautiful layout. I like the stamps.

Patti Ross said...

Beautiful Job Linda...I miss mom too. I still haven't been able to do a page for her...but, as always you've inspired me to try...definitely got my thought process going!

Love you little sister!

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