Thankful for Boys

I thought I would have daughters. All of my cousins have daughters, and while I have one brother, the people in my family just seem to have girls. I had no scientific reason for thinking I'd have daughters, I just assumed I would. I've been naming future daughters in my head since I was in junior high school. It's probably better I didn't have daughters as "Sterling Penny" and "America Freedom" … [Read more...]

Thankful for Warriors

I am thankful for the women and men who take up arms when they are called. I am thankful for the warriors who protect us overseas, in our backyards, and in the virtual world. My family is full of these warriors and some of them are in harm's way now. I pray for them even as I am thankful for them. Thank you! … [Read more...]

Thankful for Democracy

I am thankful for Democracy. I appreciate that we live in a country that can change governments every 2-4 years without a shot fired. I am thankful for the men who established our country in the first place, for the women who fought so I could vote, and for the men and women who fought so that people of all races could vote. If I had written this post on Monday, the day before the election, … [Read more...]

Thankful for Donors

I try every day to be a grateful person. November is a hard month for me, but making a conscious effort to stay grateful helps me through it. This month, as daily as I can manage it, I'll share the things I am thankful for. I started this one yesterday, but still wanted to share it. Several times in the last few months, I've attended ceremonies to honor someone who made the choice to donate … [Read more...]