Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Blessings...

There have been a plethora of "Today I am thankful for"s on Facebook this month.  I do a post here yearly of the things I am grateful for and this is that post.

I want all of you readers to know how much you are part of the blessings I am thankful for.  You warm my heart with your comments and the fact that you return here again and again to read what I have to say is a huge joy to me.  Thank you.

I am thankful for my parents and that we are able to keep them as healthy as we can.  Both my parents have a list of medical conditions that provide daily challenges.  I am thankful for the wonderful doctors who provide care and treatment to them.

I am thankful for Chris.  He loves me unconditionally and that has been a huge blessing to me.  I went through many years of anguish thinking no one would ever love me for who I am without having to be someone I am not.  He is my best friend, my lover, and my soul mate.

I am thankful for Mina.  Our beautiful daughter amazes us every day and after many years of infertility and catastrophic consequences from a tubal pregnancy, I thank God for her every day.  She is bright, beautiful, amazingly sarcastic, and has a hugely caring soul.  It has been a joy to watch her grow into the lovely young woman she is.

I am thankful for our three crazy cats, Sabrina, Suki, and Luna.  They bring joy and laughter to our lives daily.

I am thankful to live in a country where I have free choice.  What I say, wear, think, and work are all privileges provide in this country.  I am grateful for the soldiers living and past who have protected my freedoms and have given their lives doing so.

I am thankful for beading.  The hobby that has turned into a prosperous business, is also a daily blessing.  It provides a creative outlet for me and allows me a place to shut the world out when I go into my studio porch and create.

I am thankful for the wonderful friends I have made through beading. My friend Viv (company on Etsy, Dragyn'sFyre), is an example of this.  She has been my Tierracast supplier for some time, but recently has gone above and beyond to help me keep costs low and get the bulk supplies I need for the Memorial Pendant project we have been working on.  Viv is a huge blessing to me and I hope you will provide her with your support, her prices are low and she is a gem to work with.  My friend Lisa Suver, (company on Etsy, FanceeThat), is also another blessing to me.  I enjoy our quick chats and working up bead designs with Lisa!  Her beads are featured in many of my designs and she is a joy to bead with (long distance). 

Happy Thanksgiving and don't get trampled during the Black Friday sales (or on the way to the pie table)!

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