Monday, November 22, 2010

Thankful Reflections!

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I wish all of you my faithful friends a blessed Thanksgiving and coming year. Without the support of you, I would not have this blog or cards to share with you. You have blessed me with your friendship, love and understanding.
This has been a very busy time for me so I haven't kept up my entries as I should. This Thanksgiving will be a special time for my family as my daughter Sue, son-in-law Sam and grandchildren Ellie & Roman will be moving to Gulfport, MS area where Sam will be stationed for at least 3 yrs. For us this means that spending special times with them will be limited and we will all miss the family gatherings. I have had the privilege of watching Ellie & Roman grow for the past three years and shared their triumphs and joys. Hearing them say "Grandma, I love you" and the hugs that accompany the words are blessings beyond compare. I wish them happiness and success in their new school and neighborhood.

With the move, came changes for us here at home. Our oldest grandchild, Rebecca, has come to live with us so she can finish her high school years at the school she has become a part of. Being in the military brought many different schools for her and it has been so nice that she could stay in the same area for all four years of high school. I enjoy having her company although she isn't around much what with school, her job and her boyfriend. We share a special bond that began the day after her birth and has continued through the years spending most of her baby, toddler and preschool years with me as day care provider.

I am very thankful that my husband's health has been better and he is able to enjoy feeling well. My health is good and that is a blessing for me.

Most importantly I am thankful for all God has given me especially the love of His son Jesus Christ. 

Now to describe my card which was made a stamp camp that my upline had. All Stampin' Up products: Stamps-Autumn Splendor, Grateful Greetings & Woodgrain background stamp; card stock- Peach Parfait, Chocolate Chip & Confetti White; ink- Peach Parfait & Chocolate Chip; accessories- Autumn Spice DSP, Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brads, scissors to cut out acorns and blender pen.

Blessings to all!


Lorie said...

Your card is lovely but more lovely is your obvious love for your family. Moves are hard but I know you can continue to be an active part of their lives. HUGS to you all!

Becky said...

Good to see you doing such fabulous work :). Love this. Have a great Thanks Giving my sister. hugs :)

Grace said...

Hello Barb! How nice to see you on my blog and I just wanted to wish you and yours all a very blessed Thanksgiving as well! I enjoyed reading your reflections of thanksgiving! Too often we forget to give thanks! I know what you must be feeling with part of your family moving away... been there, done that and know it hurts a Grandma's heart to say goodbye. I trust you'll still be able to get many trips in to visit, and so glad your hubby is doing well, as well as you!!! May God continue to bless you richly!!!

Grace said...

Oops.. forgot to tell you how much I love your card! Stamp camp sounds like so much fun! Love this image and it's a perfect layout!

Patti said...

Your card is so lovely. That's tough when children live so far from home. I imagine it's even worse when there are grandchildren. You sound blessed with a great family. I'm a new follower from Stampin' Connection. I hope you get a chance to visit me blog soon - #247 on list.

teresea said...

Nice card. New follower from SC. #276 - Teresea

Yolanda said...

I love your card. I'm always falling short when it comes to ideas for Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing. I'm your newest follower via SC.

Renee said...

great fall card! following from stampin connection.