Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thanksgiving

Today was a good reminder of the things I am thankful for. My family went to my Dad's sister Sharon's house in Southern Indiana. It was a good time, and I got to spend some time with my Grandpa. He had a stroke when I was seven and he's been in a nursing home for the past five years or so. Today was the first time in a while that I was really able to talk to him, even if it was only about how he was feeling and how I could help him. I am so thankful that I do remember what he was like before he had the accident!

I am thankful for: (in no particular order)

- Family, both immediate and extended.
- Friends, I know I'm really weird and I am so thankful for my friends who put up with my weirdness and who forgive me for my mistakes and who stand by me no matter what.
- People who talk sense into me. This kinda goes along with ^_^, but I do a lot of dumb things and I am so thankful for the people who take the time to talk it out with me and set me straight.
- Love.
- My church, for all the problems my church has, I wouldn't be the person I am today without it. - My bed and pillow. :)
- Being warm.
- My car, even though its really ugly, I'm still thankful that I have something to drive.
- Music - I don't know what I'd do without it!
- Shoes! (something random here)
- You - even though I might not even realize who reads this post, I am thankful for you, whether or not I know you and whether or not you know me.
- Angels, I want to meet one someday! :)
- God.

Song of the post:
"Calling all Angels" by Train

Quote of the post:
"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. " -George Elliot

4 comments:

SaraY said...

Ellie! I don't know what I would do without my friends either! Hopefully we'll get to hang out before I have to go back to school!
Love, Sara

Jessica said...

Hey Ellie! Hope you had a great thanksgiving! See you tomorrow! :-)

Katie said...

And don't forget one of the most important ones of all: God's amazing gift of salvation!

Nathaniel said...

And what a blessing is a good church! I've been able to become integrated with a very friendly (although struggling) RP congregation here.