Thursday, July 24

Award and Thankful Thursday

Nancy at Nancy's Nonsense shared this. It originated with Memoirs of a Mommy who created this award in honor of the donor that saved Noah's Life. Noah is her son, and he had a heart transplant when he wasn't even a month old. This dear little boy just celebrated his first birthday earlier this month!! Her hopes are that in passing this award around, we will create more awareness of the importance of organ donation.

Please take a copy of this award and post it with a link back to Memoirs of a Mommy and help promote organ donation.

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 all the information there.

This week I have much to be thankful for:

1. Food on the table and a roof over my head.

2. The beginning of the end of the renovations, though there is still quite a bit to do. However, it's nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

3. Friends, both online and in the real world who are kind and caring. Friends are more precious than gold.

4. For medical professionals in every field.

5. That my Aunt May is still getting around, though her blood count is low and she is spending a lot of time resting. She is finished her chemo for at least 5 weeks. They cannot give her any more right now, as her blood count is too low and the chemo would make it even lower. She wasn't in such high spirits when I talked to her Wednesday night. Please keep her in your prayers.

6. For the love of family, especially grandsons who phone and say, "Hi Grandma, watcha doing." I love that phrase. It makes my heart sing.

7. For cooler temperatures, beautiful blooms in the garden and bird song at dawn and dusk. There is nothing like the beauty and music of nature.

I hope you have much to be thankful for today. We are very lucky in North America. I ask you to pray for those less fortunate and for all those that are in the path of Hurricane Dolly. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Mary,I'm a firm believer in organ donation. I have that set up on my driver's license.I want to help someone after my death. that is the single most nobelest thing I can do.
    Hugs and Blessings. Mike G. said that.

  2. I love you, and your thankful list.

  3. Good morning and how are You? I am glad to hear that your Aunt is still doing ok.. I think of her so often........ I just cannot imagine picking up the phone and hearing someone say Hi Grandma! I long for that day!!! I would be sooooooooo thankful ...... You are a GREAT grandmother and those boys are blessed to have you in their lives.... You have a great Thursday and enjoy the day.. It is going to be 101 here today and 102 and 103 Friday and Saturday. Summertime summertime! I love the summer!


  4. Very nice thankful list. Peace be with you and yours.

  5. Those are good things to be thankful for. Congratulations on yet another award!

  6. Hello dear Mary:-)

    Organ donation certainly is very important and I will gladly post about this on my blog as well!

    A wonderful list of things to be thankful're right, friends are worth more than gold, just don't know what I'd do without all of you:-) Your poor aunt, makes you wish you could take all the pain away from prayers continue for her.

    Your renovations are certainly coming along and at least the worst is done now. I'm glad to hear you've been getting some help...if I lived near I'd be there to help as well:-) I'm good at painting now that I've done my computer room! lol xoxo

  7. Great list of "thankfuls"....we all need to make a list like that and keep it where we can view it throughout the day.

    Thank you for posting the story about Noah....bless his heart! He's been given the "Gift of Life." Check my blog as I have listed Noah's blog...called "Noah's Adventures." Lots of cute pics of this little guy and another little boy who also received a new heart.

    (((((( HUGS ))))))

  8. I love it when the girlies call me for a little chat, all on their own.

    Great thankful list!

  9. Mary I just love you! You have the biggest heart ever:) God love ya!!

  10. Great list of thanks!Thanks for sharing your heart!
    Have a fabulous day!

  11. Mary,

    You have a wonderful list!! :-)

    I will post the award with the link back to Nancy (Probably by Monday). I'm so happy to hear that Noah has just celebrated his first birthday!! I'm happy to join your efforts to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.

    Have a great day!