Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thankful Thursday


Hello sweet friends, time again to share our thankful hearts. I am so very thankful for all of you, you bless me more than you realize. I am thankful for your friendships, may you all forever be sweetly blessed. I am thankful for the vacation time that I enjoyed with my lovebug last week. I really needed to unwind, and destress. I am thankful for last Wednesday night, we went to our local amusement park. We had so much fun riding the rides, and walking around. When it got dark, they turned off all the lights, and shot off fireworks over the lake. As I stood there leaning against my lovebug, I felt so blessed. Knowing that he loves me so much, and that my Father God loves me just as I am, my heart was overflowing. The beautiful fireworks really touched my heart, I am so thankful to be living in America, and for my freedom. I am thankful for my nephew who proudly serves his country in the army, he is now serving his second term in Iraq. I am thankful for my nephew who proudly serves his country in the navy, he is currently in Afghanistan. I am thankful for all those men and women who so willingly, and bravely serve their country. May God bless them all, and keep them safe. As we were watching the fireworks, they started playing the song by Lee Greenwood called God bless the U.S.A., I have always loved that song. I started crying like a baby, because that song was played at my brothers funeral a few weeks ago. I miss him so very much, and always will. But, my heart filled with pride that night, as I remembered what a precious man my brother was. I am thankful to be his sister, now, and always.

42 comments:

snippets said...

what a lovely thankful post, Denise! actually made me teary-eyed, specially the last part about you missing your brother... i can relate to that, with a very close friend.

Blessings always!
*hugs*

Gina's Public Diary said...

Hi Denise,
It sounds like you had a lovely week! Praying for you!

Peggy said...

Hi sweet Denise...I'm so glad you had time to unwind and enjoy with your lovebug! I am so happy you are fondly remembering your brother and your nephew! Your brother is watching over you and hoping that you enjoy all kinds of blessings and fireworks til you can be together...but he's right there in your heart, loving and enjoying all this with you! SO Do it up big time...he really wants to celebrate those Heavenly blessings he now has...no pain, no tears...all gain...no fears, just beauty...like the way it touched your heart & the song that made you melt...because YOU are a sister with a teddybear heart! It's all over this place with a grateful attitude and positive spirit, you need to press on!
Be blessed as you bless others!

eph2810 said...

I am so glad that you hand your beloved had the time together last week. It is good to take in every minute we have with our beloveds.
Wow - two nephews in the service - tell them "thank you" from me...

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

Be blessed today as you are blessing in the blogging community...

Serendipity said...

What a lovely time you had there. I love how you affectionately address him as lovebug. So sweet.

Pia said...

your brother sure is blessed to have you as a sister who loves him so much. God bless your good heart, denise.

mamasmurf said...

It sounds like your vacation was just what you needed.
What a loving sister you are!
~Chrissy

luvmy4sons said...

I so appreceiate your thankful heart.

Linda said...

You are a blessing to the community. Have a nice week.

Cheryl said...

You have such a sweet heart Denise. Great thankful post today. Did you watch fireworks at Lake W? I seen the firework show there years ago and it was the best I have ever seen. Happy TT! God Bless~

Darlene said...

Wonderful thankful list. Glad you enjoyed some much needed relaxation and fun with your lovebug. Thanks for sharing your heart.
Have a fabulous day!
Blessings,
Darlene

Blessed One said...

What a beautiful list of things to be thankful for! Here's a very special and heartfelt thanks to your nephews, who are serving. God bless you and your family! ~ Tracy

Nise' said...

How cool that you both went to an amusement part together! Once our kids got older, they go on their own. Why do we think we need kids to go? I am thankful for your nephews serving for our freedoms.

Rocks said...

thanks for visitng my thankful thursday post and for the warm welcome! I enjoyed your post too :) you must be very very proud with your brother..and your nephews who serve America.

Belated happy 4th!

Kristi said...

Oh, Denise, sweet blogging sister, you made me cry! I'm praying for you today. I just love your sweet, thankful heart! You are a blessing to me.

Annabelle said...

I loved your post!

Fran said...

Thankful for you today Denise.
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!
Big hugs~
Fran

Rosheeda said...

you are just a doll! Your heart is so special and tender and sweet and just... awwww! love you, Denise.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I am sorry for the loss you experienced. Sending prayers up for you nephew.

Anonymous said...

Bless you!
Lady of Value

Tracy said...

What a beautiful list of blessings, dear. It touches my heart to read how lovingly you always talk about your hubby. Precious. I too am thankful for your nephew and the other men and women who serve our country's military. I love that although you cried thinking about your brother, you also rejoiced thinking about the wonderful man he was and the blessing of being his sister. Blessings, sweet one.

Laurie Ann said...

You have such a sweet and thankful heart. Please tell your nephews thank you from the bottom of my heart for serving our country. I loved your list. Happy Thankful Thursday!

A happy heart at home said...

Hi, Denise. I'm glad you visited my blog. You are blessed.

I'm sorry about your brother. I don't have any siblings. Always wished I did.

~Susan

JesuLalaine said...

sound like you truly had a blessed time with your love bugs. God bless!

Lalaine's World
From Asia And Beyond
Day to Day Miracles

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Denise,
I'm so sorry about your brother.
My heart and prayers are with you and I do understand.*
Blessings to you,
Lea

Heather@Mommymonk said...

What a moving evening you had...fun coupled with intense emotions. I'm glad you had Eddie to share that night with.

Talk..to..Grams said...

You have a wonderful list of Thankful things! I am so glad you all got to get out and enjoy riding the rides and having a great time!
Love and hugs, Grams

Susanne said...

Great post, Denise!! Thanks for the reminder of all we have to be thankful for as a nation and as believers!! Have a wonderful day!!

southmsmomof4 said...

What a sweet and precious post. Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us. Be blessed,
Stacy

Paula said...

Thanks for stopping by my post! I love your list this week. I also am fan of "tink." I think she is vastly misunderstood.=-)
Have a great week!

Jan & Tom's Place said...

Hi Denise,

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the warm and welcoming comment you left. I enjoyed your TT post, too!

~Blessings,
Jan

ahorne said...

Oh my goodness - what a touching post. My oldest son is due to deploy in January too. Thank you for sharing -
Angela

BP said...

It sounds like a wonderful night you spent at the amusement park and the fireworks. What a special memory! I like your Precious Moments picture in your sidebar.

LAURIE said...

wow. Thank you Denise for sharing your grateful heart with us today. I am right there with you giving thanks for all the men and women who give so freely so we can be free. I have a son in the air force and he is getting ready to go overseas to Korea for a year. We heart leaps and I always cry when I hear that song too and actually I tear up anytime I see the american flag or hear the national anthem. Thank you for your sweet comment on my TT post and I am so blessed to hear you giving thanks in the midst of your sorrow! -Blessings, Laurie

Beth K. Vogt said...

Thank you for honoring the military in your post . . . and for sharing abour your love for your brother. I smiled thinking of you and your hubby riding rides at the amusement park!!
:O)
Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

Bernadine said...

Lovely post Denise!

Crystal said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I have become addicted to this kind of stuff. Great thankful post also.

Erica said...

I love that song too. Funny thing, my brother-in-law is in Iraq and my mother-in-law bought a bear that sings "I'm proud to be an American". My 3-year old Brea does an interpretive dance to it every time we go to their house. The dance involves one of us lifting her up and twirling her around. The other day we were at our town's 4th of July parade and she heard the song. Her eyes lit up and you could see the wheels turning in her head!

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing Denise!Glad you had a great time with your hubby. I'm so grateful also for our freedom and for our military men and women. Have a great weekend.

IRENE said...

Oh Denise, what a beautiful post! Have a lovely weekend , dearest friend.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Wonderful list of things to be thankful for! God is good!

mama meji said...

What a lovely post. Thanks for dropping by.