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Be Thankful

Saturday, July 09, 2011

I was reminded again this week how fortunate and blessed I am.

I have very dear friend who lost her husband in March and just the other day on the 4th of July, one of her sons died. He had been having stomach and ulcer problems and almost bled to death a couple of months ago. He started bleeding again on the fourth and coded three times. The third time, after 20 minutes, his mother told the doctors to let him go. How brave she was.

I don't know what the statistics are on losing children, but out of 6 of my friends and family I'm the only one who's child is alive and healthy, albeit very ornery. She will be 40 in Oct. One of my friend's has lost two children.

I feel so bad for these parents. They and their children are in my prayers every night.

Even if you and your child(ren) don't get along well, as my daughter and I don't, forgive them and try to make amends with them. Life if too short and you never know when God will call them or you.

Love your children and thank God every day for them.

Prayers to all who have lost children and other family members before their time.


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  • no profile photo CD10460641
    I love my children and grandchildren.....can't imagine life without the. Thank you for reminding us all how blessed we are
    3620 days ago
    Thanks Joan. I just had the opportunity to spend a couple of days with my "ornery" son and we were able to mend some fences, for which I am grateful. I am so sorry for your friend's loss, it must have been devastatingly hard to do what she did.
    3627 days ago
    Your message goes for the children as well. Although I never had issues with my mOm, I also took the opportunity to get very close with her after college - turns out I only got 10 years with her before she passed. That time means everything to me now!
    3628 days ago
    Thanks for the reminder. I get along well with my sons and feel very blessed for that! Just wish they lived closer, in the same state, to me.
    3628 days ago
    Yes, I am so thankful for my family. We look forward to being with them all when we go to CA for the winter.

    Jo Ann

    3630 days ago

    Thanks for reminding us to be thankful for our children. We have one son, and we have a great relationship. He is coming home Friday for the weekend, and I am so excited. We just saw her for a few hours about 2 weeks ago, when we went to his house to help him move some furniture.
    Family is such a priority.
    3631 days ago
    Too true! Thank you Joan for the blog. Susie
    3631 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    So very true, Joan. Everyone needs to be thankful on a daily basis. I know my grandmother lost her stepson when he was in his mid 20s; I don't think she ever got over it.

    I'm fortunate to have a wonderful son and dil. My health isn't the best, but I am thankful for every day on this earth.
    3631 days ago
    I so agree with you. I have one son and I don't know what I would do if something happened to him. I am thankful that I just got home from spending time with him.
    3631 days ago
    Be thankful every day.
    We know not the day nor the hour.

    Enjoy every day that we have with our friends and family.
    We truly are blessed each day we get out of bed and can put our feet on the floor.


    3631 days ago
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