Hello my friends, welcome to another Thankful Thursday. Laurie chose the theme simplicity for this week, thanks sweetie for hosting this month, you are appreciated. Yesterday, was one of those days, you know, the kind that seems to never end, and when it does, you are very relieved. My lovebug took a vacation day yesterday, so that he could take me to two different doctor appointments. I had one appointment at 9:30 yesterday morning, and another appointment at 12:30 yesterday afternoon. Well, I did not get done with the first appointment until 12:00, then we zoomed over to the next appointment. We got done there about 2:30. The news from both places, was not good. Then, I get home, call my sister to tell her all about my day, and she is not feeling well. Her diabetes is really bad, she keeps blacking out, and having seizures due to the diabetes. Her kidneys are also failing due to the diabetes, they continue to work at about 30%. Of course, I am very much concerned about her, after losing my big brother to diabetes last June. After talking to her, I call my dad to see how he is doing. He was very stressed out, he had taken my uncle to the hospital, he is not feeling well at all, having real trouble with his eyes. So, of course my dad is really worried about him, that is the only sibling my dad has. My dad also told me that my niece, who is my only niece, she is my big brother's daughter. Anyway, she is 27, and pregnant with her first baby. The baby has a problem with it's blood cells, so they are going to take it two weeks early, which means she will be having it by this weekend. If not, it could be life threatening to her, and the baby. This is my big brothers baby girl, and his grandson. So, of course, we are all very concerned for her, and the baby. Prayers are being lifted high on their behalf. At this point, I could totally give up. But, I refuse. Instead, I choose to dwell upon the simple, and basic things of my life. My Father God, my lovebug, my family, and my life. I intend to fill my mind, and my heart with the beautiful, simple pleasures of life. I am so very thankful for my family, and their place in my life. I am not mad at God for everything that is going on right now, actually, I praise Him for His total presence right now in my life. I feel Him very near to me, comforting me as always. His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He is watching over me, and my family. I give You praise in this storm Father. The hard times in life, can be made simple, if only we lean totally upon You. I love You Father, I will not let go of You.