Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today is my first Thankful Thursday post. I've been reading them for a while now, from my daughter's blog.

Today I am especially thankful for my parents.

My Mother lives in the town where I do and I am able to see her regularly. I am thankful for her guidance through the years. I am thankful that she's close so that I can lend a hand when she needs it. I am thankful that she's in good health and able to get around so well.

My Daddy passed away in December 2005. I miss him each day and am thankful each day that he is/was my Daddy. I'm thankful that he taught me how to change a flat, change oil (although I take it and have it done) and listen to what a lawnmower sounds like when it doesn't want to start and know what to try next! He taught me the importance of integrity and honesty. He taught me that a parent loves and supports their child, always.

I'm thankful for the relationship I had/have with both of my parents. I am thankful that God gave them to me!

I am thankful this week for the freedom's we have due to those who served to secure them.

~ Bonnie


Denise said...

Welcome to thankful thursday, so glad you joined us. I enjoyed your blessings.

bp said...

That is very sweet and a great first TT post!

I Love you!

Melanie said...

Hi,Bonnie... so glad you joined us this week for Thankful Thursday! Good relationships with parents are so special.. I am very thankful for my parents, as well!

Rocks said...

Welcome to Thankful Thursday! Oh how I missed my parents :) God bless you!!

Debra Kaye said...

This blessed me! Happy TT!

Shelby said...

Love this post. Glad to see how you honor your parents -- being close to your mom and grateful for the life skills your dad taught you. This is my first visit here; I'm glad to have found you. I'll be following you!

Whidbey Woman said...

A wonderful tribute to those who raised you and continue to love you and guide you. Your daddy is looking down from heaven and smiling at this post.
God bless.

LaughingLady said...

Welcome to TT! A great post to start off with, too! Family is indeed one of the things I'm most thankful for.

Brooke said...

awesome that you joined us! :) and yes, great parents are something to be thankful for. too often i take for grated mine.

Debbie said...

Welcome to TT! Sounds like you had GREAT parents and your soo right. What a blessing that is in life...Have a wonderful week.

Dayle said...

Oh... and welcome to blogland.

Dayle said...

It's a blessing to have wonderful parents. I'm so grateful for mine.

Joan said...

Hi Bonnie:

Welcome to Thankful Thursday and to the world of blogging. It's such a blessing to have godly parents. Although both of mine have gone on to be with the Lord, I'm thankful for my upbringing and how they taught me about Jesus.

Looking forward to "seeing" you around.


Daughter of the KING said...

Glad you joined Thankful Thursday. Enjoyed reading of your blessings.

Cindy said...

Hi Bonnie, today was my first day with TT too. Sounds like you were blessed with wonderful parents. :) I feel I was too.

BTW, welcome to blogland.

Have a wonderful blessed holiday weekend.

Lynn said...

Hi Bonnie,

I am soooo glad you joined us for Thankful Thursday. Your home here is beautiful. I love the patchwork. Neat.

Also, what a great way to being with honoring your parents and giving thanks for them. Hugging you. See you again next week. Happy 4th Love, Lynn

Kathy said...

I found your blog through your daughter, Bethany's blog. I'm an older blogger who is always looking for other blogger's close to my age(I'm 55). I enjoyed reading your posts.

I'm going to become your newest follower.

So you are a school secretary! I was a first grade paraprofessional for 15 years. I loved working at school. I should've been a teacher--I absolutely loved teaching children how to read!

I have two grandchildren, a little girl, and a little boy. They keep me smiling :)

I am looking forward to "getting to know you" through your blog.
My main blog is called "Reflections by Kathy" @

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