Thursday, May 8

Today is Thankful Thursday. It is a day when we list the things we are thankful for. If you would like to participate, be sure to stop by Sting My Heart and pay Iris a visit. You can find out all the information there.

I have many things to be thankful for again this week. We are so blessed in Canada and the US.

1. Spending time with the grandsons on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday we went to the farm and the boys had a lot of fun playing with an autistic boy named Hunter on the trampoline. When the boy first got there, he didn't want to get out of his grandmother's van. By the time he was done playing with the boys he was making a date to play again next Tuesday.

2. Thankful for meeting Hunter. He and I had a good conversation. He is a dear. Between the three boys, they really made my day.

3. That hubby's test results will be in Monday. Please keep us in your prayers.

4. For having my mother to celebrate Mother's Day with again this year. When Mom had her stroke in 2006, we wondered if we would have her another year. She recuperated 100% and is very independent.

5. For the pleasure of taking Brandon and Jordan shopping for Michelle's Mother's Day present today. They chose a resin goldfinch for the window box on their back deck and a teddy bear. She will love both gifts.

6. God has blessed me by making me a mother and grandmother.

7. For spring blooms and bird song. Today I heard several beautiful birds singing in the trees across the street.

8. For the pleasure of seeing the yearling raccoon that lives in the tree at the end of our driveway. He was sitting in the hollow and peeking out. Meeko drew my attention to him. He was adorable.

9. That I have Meeko in my life. He does make me laugh with his antics and he draws my attention to things that I would sometimes miss. He watches birds, squirrels, raccons and other wildlife and he gets me out in all kinds of weather like tonight when I took him for his walk in the rain.

10. For spring showers. It was wonderful walking in the rain. No one else was out and it was so peaceful. I had my coat on with the hood and so I wasn't getting too wet. I could smell the fragrance of spring and the freshness of the Earth.

Not much other news here. Enjoy the beauty of spring and be sure to take the time to stop and smell the roses. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Lots to be thankful, Mary. Thanks for sharing with us! We are so blessed, aren't we?

    Happy Mother's Day!


    P.S. Thank you for your heartfelt comment on my blog. I appreciate your kind words and am so thankful I could have a small part in encouraging you during this difficult time in your life.

  2. Such sweet blessings, thanks for sharing. I am praying for your husband.

  3. This is a wonderful list. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment.

    Keeping you and your husband in my prayers.

  4. God is awesome. praise god for His wonderful blessings. thanks for sharing to us you list of TT. God bless!

  5. A beautiful list of blessings, Mary.

    Happy Thankful Thursday!

  6. Thank God for many blessings. So wonderful that your is fully well and able to celebrate Mother's day.

    I am praying with your family for your husband. May you have a most Blessed and memorable Mother's Day!

  7. Good Morning girl....... I love your list and I should write one but it will have to wait till next Thursday...... I am going to hit it pretty hard today and tomorrow and get some things finished..... You are on my heart and in my prayers........ I am believing for a good report from the DR's....


  8. That's a nice TT list. Happy Mother's Day to you.

  9. We all have something to be thankful for.

  10. Hello dear Mary,

    So many wonderful things to be thankful for in your life. You mentioned hearing the birds...I have my windows open and as I type this I can hear the robins, the gold finches and the sparrows singing to me:-)

    How lovely that you and the boys got to meet another little autistic made me smile when you said how he ended up having so much fun with your grandsons:-)

    My prayers are with your hubby, hopefully his test results will come out fine!!

    I so love that poem you wrote in your previous post, are a true poet at heart:-) I love sunsets and your words perfectly describe how I feel about them as well!! xoxo

  11. I'm thankful for bloggers like you!♥

  12. Great TT list! You are right we have so much to be thankful for...we are a blessed people!
    God is so good to us.
    Have a great week!

  13. Its a beautiful list, Mary. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.
    Mama Bear

  14. What a lovely Thankful list. We just don't appreciate all the blessings that we have do we? Glad you had such a great time with the boys and that the other little boy had fun too. I am thankful too that my Mom is still here with me. At 83 she has her limits but does very well. I hope I do as well at that age!

  15. What a lovely thankful list! I am finding that I am quite behind in my visiting. Life is just hecticright now!

  16. Mary
    When I first came over Ken(blogger) would not let me see any pictures and I went to several of my favorites and the same thing happen. I guess he was beginning to fill my disgust as I have not had the opportunity to read lately, so I was upset not to see pictures just red "X" in a white box with blue edge. So finally they came up and I quickly came back to see what I missed visually. Glad I did as that Graphif of Meeko is so cool. I loved you list and the poem was delightful. Everyone around here have the ALLERGERY BLUES, whatever is blooming has hit the hill hard. Prince really has it bad and goin on a week of trying to improve. Puppy just began to sneeze and cough and my oh my the ears are a problem again. Hope all is well and you get good news on your hubby. Peace

  17. It is so great to read about your wonderful time with your grandsons. How sweet that you had a sweet boy and that he enjoyed is stay :)
    Super that you have your mom around - I guess you all had a great time yesterday.

    Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us.

    Be blessed today and always...

  18. Mary,

    Your list is beautiful. Walking in the spring rain is seems like a great present after a long winter!