Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Giving Thanks

First, I want to thank Chris for this graphic. Oftentimes I totally forget to give credit where credit is due. Without your help I would still be struggling to get my other graphics and photos into my blogs. Thanks, my friend.

I have a best friend who takes care of me. He loves me when I am unlovable, helps me when I am helpless and shows tenderness at every turn. Yes, of course Jesus is the answer. However the friend I described above is one I can see and touch. He's my husband Rob. Certainly your spouse is supposed to be your best friend, but that doesn't always happen. I am grateful to God for my best friend. Below is a picture of another friend . . . her name is Precious.

We got Precious a couple of years ago. I've had two black Pomeranians before. The first was Sparkle, and escapee from the Fairfield County dog shelter. The next was Teddy. Teddy lived 12 hard years in Mexico. He passed away in 2001. We had other pommies, but I just fell in love with the black ones. Precious was my chance to fall in love again. I am so thankful to have her. One of the cutest things she does is pray. Praying is serious business to her. Rob and I start our day with prayer. If Precious is outside, she will raise a huge fuss if we start without her. We can't fool her, not even if we pray in the farthest room away from her. She jumps on the couch while we sing or begin prayer and calms almost immediately. I think she is thankful as well.
I am thankful for my sister Sharon. For years our relationship was pretty terrible. I took her place as the baby of the family. She teased me a lot (I am still sensitive to teasing). I went wild in my teens/early 20's. She took care of my kids for a while. We had an uneasy peace. About 25 years ago, I promised to take my mom to see her. On that visit we realized we had a lot more stuff in common than we thought. In an instant our relationship was healed. All our dislikes disappeared like water flows over rocks downhill. I believe God intervened and gave us back to each other. Sisters are good, yes they are!
Today I am grateful for God in my life, my husband, my Precious, my sister and for you . . .

9 comments:

just me said...

It is a wonderful thing when your husband is a best friend, Mine is too, wasn't always that way but God has healed and blessed our marriage. I too have a dog that is a part of my family and my heart. She is part chihuahua and part weinie dog. I am thankful for my husband, my dog and your friendship.
Barbara

Coelha :B said...

I love your "thankfuls"..simply and beautifully written. You have been blessed in many ways. Julie

Lisa said...

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!! Love the thankfuls!! My husband is my best friend too. Always nice to stop in and say hi at your journal!!
Lisa

sober white women said...

I love all of my animals as well. I am so thankful for them.
Kelli

Joyce said...

What a nice entry Penny. It's so good to hear about the good things in your life. I don't count my blessing enough.
Hugs, Joyce

Celeste said...

What blessings

Ben said...

Important post, Penny. We know we should be more aware and grateful than we are, yet in the heat of battle it's so easy to forget. Thanks for a great reminder.

Ben
http://ben-better_left_unsaid.blogspot.com/

Jeannette said...

My partner Andy is my best friend too, we've never married but we've been together for twenty three years. My sister and I were rivals when we were young but when we grew up we became best friends; sadly it only lasted a few years, she was murdered when she was twenty eight but I cherish those years of friendship we had. I love your Precious, he looks so cute, there are a lot of Pomeranians here in the UK. Jeannette xx

Lippy said...

I'm glad you not only have a lot to be thankful for, but that you have the wisdom to recognize how many things there are. I wish you a happy holiday.