Friday, November 9, 2012

Thanks.....

Thanksgiving Flurries
Isn't this a darling picture?  Oh how I wish life were this simple and beautiful.  BUT, alas it isn't. In times of old, life was filled with simplicity, but people were actually old at 40, very few lived beyond that.  They worked hard in their world, making and doing everything themselves.  Bread was baked everyday, after the wheat was ground by hand,  a garden was a necessity, having your own chickens, having a milk cow, and cattle to slaughter. You prayed for rain to water the crops, and money was scarce.  Life was hard then, and life is hard now in different ways.  We worry about the world and the things going on in it.  The television brings bad news right into our homes.  We worry if we will have a job, or even if we can find one.  Our cars are fixed with computers, they are to complex to fix ourselves anymore.  Technology has taken over.  The stresses we deal with are different in ways our forefathers hadn't or couldn't even think of.  I don't know about anyone else, but the stress I've been dealing with in my life has worn me out.  Between the pain I have in my legs, my work, my family and worrying if I'll be able to continue on my own very much longer have taken their toll.  I find myself tired beyond what I could imagine when I was younger.  Just to get up from a chair or the couch is very painful, and sitting at work is painful too.  I cried on my way home from work yesterday, because I just can't deal with the pain any longer.  All I could say to myself is "I need help Heavenly Father, I just can't do this anymore."  Of course He knows and I know I can, but dang nabbit it's hard.  A hot bath with epsom salts helped alot and I actually got a good nights sleep.  I am fighting weariness today, but I'm not gonna feel sorry for myself (well at least not right now).    Right now I'm gonna be thankful for more blessings, such as:

  1. My sweet children who try hard to help their Mom.
  2. My darling grandchildren who always bring a smile to my face.
  3. For the chance of snow for us tonight.  Now that would be totally cool!
  4. For my glasses so I can see.
  5. For my very comfortable bed that is so warm and cozy.
  6. For friends who put up with my sob stories.

14 comments:

Catherine said...

I love all the things you are thankful for. Well...except for the chance of it snowing. With us being in the middle of a snow storm it's hard to be thankful for it. Though I am thankful I am nice and warm inside my house? There...I'm looking on the bright side. ;)

Hope you get your wish for some snow Susan!
xo Catherine

TexWisGirl said...

well, that's why i haven't shared my angst with you. you've got enough on your plate, dearheart. :)

Maple Lane said...

I'm thankful for your blog friendship and I'm sorry you have been in so much pain. Chronic pain takes it toll on our emotions. Hope you can rest well this weekend and enjoy a few laughs with Tiah!

Tricia Hays said...

Oh Susan, I'm so sorry for the pain you're having to endure. I wish I could help... God bless you, friend, & may he ease the pain for you, now, & when needed! =)

Kerin said...

Susan..
I'm so glad that you can find reasons to be thankful, with everything that you have on your plate right now.
You inspire me!

I hope that this is a restful, and peace filled weekend.

Sending hugs...
K.

Debbie said...

awww susan, i wish you had someone to share your life with.

it must be so hard doing things on your own. but you can do it, you are doing it....

cause when you think that everything is falling apart, you find that everything is falling together!!

do you need some pain pills?? i have the good stuff!! hehe

Jeanne said...

Susan it is a great attitude to count your blessings.... slowly, slowly, doing that can do so much toward helping you to forget the hard stuff. Also, sometimes it is just a good idea not to watch the news. Hugs to you from Texas

The Jones Family said...

I think this was a rough week all the way around but Heavenly Father is ALWAYS there for us...sometimes we (at least I) wait and turn to Him as a last resort when I should always turn to him first. Hope you have a restful weekend and a better week ahead.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm sorry you've been in so much pain. I do hope you have a great weekend! Take care and give Tiah a hug.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'm so sorry about your leg pain. Check with your doc for maybe something stronger so you don't have to be in such misery. Rest up this weekend and try not to worry. They say that stress makes all ills much worse!

Rose said...

I hate that you are dealing with so much pain...wish I could do something for you.

Deb said...

I'm so sorry you are in pain hope you are better soon.... Sending Texas sized hugs your way

Deb said...

I'm so sorry you are in pain hope you are better soon.... Sending Texas sized hugs your way

Gabli said...

I understand your pain. I have been battling something crazy for a year now. Joint pain, hand pain, pain to breath in. One thing I learned… if you rest, you rust. While I must must must have the hot showers and baths, moving keeps me from becoming stiff with pain. But like you, on good or bad days I look at the blessings I have been given and God's mercy covers me. I pray you gain strength and that God continues to give you peace in these storms our bodies suffer through.
Love your blog- adding it to my blog roll.
Gabli