It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Chapter 1, Page 3, Book 21

Dear Lord, I’m so grateful I’m still loved.

Vivian Leigh

Junuary 3rd - thankful Sunday

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom

Marcel Proust

It’s hard to believe but another week has come to an end and It’s Sunday my day to take time and reflect on what I’m thankful for this week. Most of all I’m thankful for my family and the ;love they share.  Family love is always there no matter what happens.  I call it unconditional love.  We are loved because we are family.  

Sadly we had a funeral to attend for DSiL’s mom, the first in our family to die from Covoid 19, and I hope it’s also the last.  We see how deaths are increasing daily and how many are working in hospitals to help those affected by it.  Thankfully the funeral was able to take place and promptly.  Our funeral homes are not so overwhelmed, that they had to wait.  Some are.  Having the opportunity to say a final goodbye to a loved one is a blessed thing.  There weren’t able to be there when she passed but they were able to celebrate their love in a funeral service.  Although it’s not my favorite to place to be, it’s important to have this for closure.

My SIL’s family has become an extension of ours.  We've done so much together over the years that we’ve come to know and love each other.  Not every family member is born a member but becomes one when love is shared.

I’m thankful that no other members of the family have been infected. Right now we are all in good health and that is to be celebrated.  The new year will bring many new beginnings for all of us, but one thing remains the same, we start and end with family.

I’m thankful that there is a light of this dark tunnel.  The vaccine has been produced and slowly but surely we will get it.  Preventen is so important.  And if I can prevent infection from this virus, I will do it.  So thankful for all the scientists that made this possible.  We know the Great Physician certainly had to have had a hand in this.  Our God overcomes the impossible.  Nothing with Him is impossible.

Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.

Roy T. Bennett


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Family: We don't have it all together, but together we have it all.

jack69 said...

Sorry to hear of the close death. We have had a couple attributed to the Virus. It seems before this whole thing of over everyone may KNOW someone who died of the Virus.
You are so right about some families (In the family) that are closer because of activities shared. Some things just draw us closer. Not a greater love, just more in common.
Love from Florida,
Sherry & jack

betty said...

Sad with any death, but glad that you were able to be there for the closure of your DSIL's mom's funeral. Families indeed are so special and like you said God's gift to people.


Mevely317 said...

Ironically, I also learned of the death of a friend (in Colorado) last Sunday morning after a 3-month battle with Covid. My biological family numbers are small, but I treasure those friends who, like Dennis, feel like family. As Carol (Buttercup) taught me to say, May their memory be a blessing.

Martha said...

So sad and I'm so sorry. I'm glad you were able to attend the funeral with family. This virus numbers get more scary by the day, and we all know there will be a rise because of the holidays. I'm thankful that you and the rest of your family have remained virus free, and thankful mine has as well. Keep playing it safe!