Saturday, November 17, 2012

Being Grateful for our Blessings

I've been sitting here thinking on how blessed we are and all the things we have to be thankful for. We live a very simple life and yet we don't really hurt for anything. We still have a roof over our heads, even though sometimes it leaks it is still there. More than some can say, especially in these times of hardships across the country. We haven't had any automotive issues lately and that alone is a great blessing. It doesn't hurt that the hubby is on top of regular maintenance like a fly to glue paper (almost to an annoyance (hehehe)). No big health issues to report. For that alone I am extremely grateful. Sure we have our aches and pains and hubby's coughing/breathing issue but no trips to the doctors or hospital for a good long time. Even though hubby was unemployed for 6 weeks and things were getting pretty scary for the pocketbook, we are thankful to report hubby has a job and starts work Monday. Hard times are still ahead but I am confident that once we get past the holidays things will look up and the pocket book wont be stretched as badly. My little side business Southern Gal's Crochet has been going good and has blessed us with some much needed extra funds in our time of need. Every sale no matter how small helped. I am grateful that I was blessed with the knowledge to crochet and have found a way to help my hubby. I am grateful for my family and friends. We never had to ask a thing from them but they were always there to help provide. My pantry may not look like much to most people but it is filled with love. Many a meal was provided by the wonderful people in our lives. I'm sure I have posted something very similar to this post before, but I never tire of sharing what we have to be so grateful for. I could go on and on but I wont. Be grateful for the big and especially the little blessing you have in your life. Sigature,Heather


SueBee said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Heather

Your posts always inspire me and I love reading them. So happy that your hubby has found work and although things will be tight for a while, I firmly believe if you have experienced hardship and poverty in your life, you are better equiped to handle it. Your little business should do well as your work is really lovely. BTW, I have not started my patterns yet as I am still sewing for grandchildren.....but as soon as I have finished I am going to start and will keep you posted with pics etc and obviously for your critique ;) more question...your heading says "middle age couple" can I ask what category you fit? Is it 40-50,
50-60 or older...just a thought. You can always inbox me the
My hubby is also on his last job and because he is in the building industry jobs are very hard to get due to the economyanswer...we might be in the "over the hill" bracket LOL...lotsa love and keep on posting....Sue . Building always takes a back seat. But I'm eternally grateful that I have love, support, happiness and a man who I can lean on, who is also my best friend. I too am sewing and selling stuff to bring in some income. We do own our house which thankfully is paid for but we are busy selling it due to the size (5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms???) Yes we did have a very large family living here once, but we dont need it any more and I am so tired of the housework and the massive garden. We will look for something much smaller but with a large garden for our dogs :)

SueBee said... [Reply to comment]

So sorry but this comment is a bit confusing and jumbled. my computer is really playing up and sending my sentences all over the place....hope you can make sense of this.... Sue

Paula said... [Reply to comment]

Have a happy thanksgiving.