Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Blessed Thanksgiving


Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours!


Thanksgiving is a special day set aside nation wide when we should reflect and give THANKS for what has been given to us and for what has been good for our families this past year.

Maybe your year hasn't been so great......

I too have friends and acquaintances that have or are suffering greatly this year.

One such thing so heavy on our hearts right now is a family friend of ours who is only 49 years old and in the hospital with TWO inoperable cancerous brain tumors. She has two grown children and is divorced.
There has been a very small support base for her as she endures this trial.

It has been a very sad thing to witness as she looses her strength and becomes totally helpless and debilitated.

Her name is Denise.....please pray for her.

There are many hard situations affecting many people right now.
But I encourage you that we must all look for that "silver lining" in the dark clouds.

As for our family:
We will continue to thank GOD for His mercy and His grace to press on to another day...because regardless of circumstances..... We love and trust Him and we are THANKFUL for all He does and all He has done and ALL He is about to do in the days ahead.

Have a BLESSED Thanksgiving!

8 comments:

Julie said...

A blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours, dear Joyce. (Love all your illustrations!)

The Urban Chic said...

What a beautiful post. I will keep your friend in my prayers. Glad to hear you are part of her support system---that is truly a blessing. Many wishes for a Blessed Thanksgiving. I know I have so much to be thankful for and I owe it all to God. Luv Ya, Pat

SweetAnnee said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you also..Many blessings for the season..
Lovingly, Deena

Teresa of Southern Touch Catering said...

Yes, we have so much to be thankful for as my post this week indicates as well. I will keep your friend in my prayers this week and her children also. Thanks to God for loving friends! God's blessings!

Steph said...

I'm sending you and your friends healthy and happy thoughts!

Denise said...

I was so broken to hear of your friend Denise... I will pray that God meet her in a place that no one else knows..... I will pray that HE speak to her while she lays quiet and HE will assure her that HE is able to move past that demon cancer and laugh and talk to her and bring peace to her...... I will pray.... I too have been very sick in the past and single and alone.... She needs you in her life and God will bless your life.........

Happy Thanksgiving weekend girl.... have a restful Sunday...

IsabellaCloset said...

Joyce, As always you are so caring and concerned about everyone.
Yes these are such very hard times for so many including me. I've had to do away with many luxuries....like cable TV that's been a hard one doing without but I'm adjusting :-}
How my heart goes out to the ones that have to suffer like your friend Denise. She will be in my thoughts & prayers...God bless her!
Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving
Hugs & much love ~Mary~ :-}

southern queen bee said...

Joyce,
Hope your Thanksgiving was blessed. So sorry to hear about your friend. I live in a nearby town, email me if there is anything I can do to help. I will keep you, her and her family in my prayers.