Then we began preparring for "SANDY"!! But not until I went to see our granddaughter, Maddy!! Was able to spend some time with my son, his wife and my little Pippi! Brought her some Halloween stuff because we figured we wouldn't get to see her...had some fun helping her make noise with her new microphone that makes her sound like an elf!! It's a blessing when a mom can bring such JOY to her son!!! LOL!!
And then SANDY began!! We lost some major limbs off of our trees but Blessed we didn't lose the trees onto our home!We did lose power Monday night but, once again we were blessed, the power was back on before I was out of bed at 10:15!! While the power was out we were blessed with the company of good friends so it made the time pass quicker!
We have been happy to share our blessings with some wonderful neighbors who still have no power! I just feel blessed that I was able to help someone else...when 2 years ago at this time I was just really delving into my cancer journey and was barely able to help myself!! Another Blessing!!! It has been fun having company through all of this. My parents still have no power, heat or phones and they finally made it here yesterday so they are staying with us until everything is restored. Everyone here is blessed that our homes are still standing, no one we know was hurt and anything we lost CAN be replaced! ALL THESE BLESSINGS!!
I will be TRULY blessed once again on Saturday when I set out on a ROAD TRIP with my sister in law Sue!! I am SO excited!! Once again, truly blessed that I am able to do and enjoy things again! We will be setting out on a trip to Virgina to meet my nephew's ship as it comes to port!! He has been away a long time and it will be wonderful to see him reunited with his beautiful little family, his wife (the best NIL ever) Jeanna and Camryn (the sweet baby in many of my pics)!! I always love spending time with my SIL...she is more a sister then a SIL and has ALWAYS been there for me!! Again...truly Blessed! We return on Tuesday and I will post pictures!!
When I return it's time to get busy!! We have so many things to prepare. I guess i haven't blogged about our last meeting...but AGAIN BLESSED!! We had a great turn out and many new ideas on the table! Next time I blog I will put all the ideas out there and hope that many new people will want to help on some of our committees!
SO, YES I AM BLESSED!! Sometimes it's hard to remember just how blessed and times like these should bring to light just how blessed we all are. Somedays when I am STILL so fatigued or my arms hurt so badly or my morning injections just hurts like hell...I try to remember where I was just 1 year ago...and then I remember just how blessed I really am. I don't know if in the future I will need treatment again, surgery again or any of the things that made me SO sick...So for NOW...for NOW I will be BLESSED!! Blessed for all I have, for the time I have been given, for the wake up call as to how short life can really be. Once again as I have said before, blessed with the "gift" of cancer!
So at this time of Thanksgiving...as everyone daily remembers what they are Thankful for...I will say:
DAY 1 - TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR MY MANY BLESSINGS!! MAYBE IF WE ALL COUNTED THEM EVERYDAY WE WOULD COME TO REALIZE WE HAVE MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR!! TODAY...FOR THE BLESSING OF A WARM, DRY, HOME TO SHARE AND THE WONDERFUL FRIENDS TO SHARE IT WITH!
I will try to do the Days Of Thanksgiving and blog them here everyday....! I will also blog so you all can see what we have coming up so you can come on out and help us help others...the only way we can....day by day!!
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