Hello dear friends, time for thankful Thursday, open your hearts, and share what you are thankful for. I am thankful for so many things, but this week, I would like to focus on acceptance. I praise God for loving me, and all my imperfections. I also praise God for blessing me with a husband, and friends that accept me as is. The past few months, I have been dealing with some medical issues. There is not a day that passes, that I feel very well. It is a combination of my diabetes, thyroid, and some major hormone problems. It looks as if I will be facing some surgery before the end of the year to remove my thyroid. Due to all of these issues, I have had a fluctuation with my weight. After my momma passed away in April of 2006, I lost quite a bit of weight. I went from 250 pounds to 172, and I had kept it off. Well, now due to my health problems, I am back up to 189. But, I am trying really hard not to beat myself up about it, or get upset over it. Lovebug is being very supportive, as always. He loves me, no matter what. Fat, skinny, hair, no hair, I am his beauty queen, that is what he always tells me. God loves me, He really loves me. He loves my inner gift, not my outer wrapping. I am so grateful for the total acceptance of my Father. Because of Him, I am free to be me, nothing less, nothing more, just all I can be in Him. Thank You Father, Your daughter loves You beyond measure.