Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Hey all!

It's another Thankful Thursday and time to link-up with some amazing ladies! :) ( CamiLaura, and Carina)


A Day in the Life

a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut

This week has been a rough one and so I love the brief moments of happiness and time to do something that makes me smile. I love sharing with you all about God and the many blessings in my life each week. I'm so glad that I started linking up with Cami and recently found other Thankful bloggers to link up with and learn about as well. <3

I'm thankful for:

* The kindness of others, because of John's work friend and my cousin, I was able to get to Georgia and see my great-grandfather who is dying. This was such a precious gift to me and I'll never be able to thank them enough.

* God allowing me to make it in time to see him. I'll never forget the smile and look of recognition in his eyes when I came. He was so surprised and happy to see me. I'll treasure that always.

* The knowledge that I will see my pawpaw in heaven again one day. He will have a new body and have no more pain. Praise the Lord!

* Due to this unexpected trip, not knowing when my pawpaw will pass, etc. I had to cancel my scheduled maternity session. My mom was able to book us a more affordable session and I'm so excited about the prospect of it. This may turn out even better than the original plan!

* Sweet gifts for Declan from mom. She is spoiling him already! She was so thrilled to get to feel him kick for the first time! :)

*Wonderful friends and bloggy friends, who have been praying for my pawpaw and family. You guys are amazing! <3

* Excitement for a dear friend...I can't say anything...but so excited! lol

* The gift of life and love. My great-grandparents have been together for 70 years. They have known each other since my great-grandmother was 13 years old! The love they share and the life they shared...will never be forgotten. I'm so thankful that God has blessed me in seeing that and something to strive for!

* GA baby shower this weekend! Looking forward to seeing family and friends!

*My husband, who has been such a rock for me through all of this. Thank you, God for blessing me with him.

What are you thankful for this week?

<3 Anna


  1. Again, Anna, if you need me for anything - to vent, talk to, cry with - please let me know...I'm here for you :) I will continue praying for your amazing pawpaw!! Don't forget I'm here for you :) Do you have my cell? If not, I'll email it to you <3

    I'm so thankful that your spirits are still somewhat high, but most of all - that you have a thankful heart.

    I'm thankful we are friends :)


    OH and thank you for linking up...and linking up since the beginning <3

  2. awesome post Anna. So thankful with you that you are able to be there during this crucial time. I spend every Wed. with my mom and it's becoming more and more a treasure. <3

  3. Glad you were able to see him! *hugs to you*

  4. thats really special you got to see him. i hope you are ok

  5. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog! And, congratulations to you and your husband!

  6. Good luck with this week, Anna. Kia kaha (as we would say here in New Zealand)

  7. HI Anna...I hope starting now..things change and the rest of the week and weekend become dynamite for you. I love that even though things haven't been so great you see the good things...My heart's with you and your pawpaw. Stay strong okay

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. So glad you were able to see your great-grandfather. I never knew either of my grandfathers and I often wish I had.
    There is lots robe thankful for isn't there ?
    Have a great weekend !

  9. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your Great Grandpa. So glad you were able to see him.

  10. I'm so glad you got to see him one last time. I know that had to be so tough, but I know you must be thankful you were able to be there. And you WILL see him again one day!


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