Sunday, November 1, 2009

Gratitude post #1~ All Saint's Day

I have just joined in the Giving Thanks Challenge at http://http// You must post something that you are grateful for thirty days. With that said, let me begin.

With today being All Saints Sunday, I would like to say thank you to so many wonderful friends and family members that have mentored me. Folks that truly made a real difference in my life. I owe them a huge debt of gratitude and would not be the person I am today were it not for them.

Sometimes just knowing someone believes in you can make all the difference in the world. These folks did that for me.

Thank you to Ben, my step-father, for you always loved me just the way I was and did not want to change a hair on my head. You loved me unconditionally. You taught me what it means to be a family. I love and miss you so very much.

To my wonderful grandparents, you were always there for me no matter what the circumstances. You were my rock. You gave me your love and values, life lessons and believed in me when my mother did not. When my father left us you were there.

To my husband's parents, you led by example of what a family lives by and how a family helps one another. You were the ideal parents and I love and miss you so very much. I thank you for my husband and his sisters that love me.

To Janie, you brought so much joy and love to our family. I know you watch over us. Thank you for being our friend. I still remember your famous chicken spaghetti. You gave beyond your measure to all that knew and loved you.

There are so many wonderful people that have passed away. I am grateful for all of your love and kindness. Believe me, it did not go unnoticed. Mostly, I would like to that my Heavenly Father because he never left me. When my own father did not want me, I had a Heavenly Father that did love me.


Dr.John said...

And that is what All Saints Day is really about. The wonderful Saints that touched our lives.

Finding Pam said...

You are so very right. I was blessed indeed, Dr. John.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Anonymous said...

What a nice grateful post my friend. I loved it. :) Have a wonderful week ahead :)

Sandee said...

This is beautiful Pam, it really is. You are just one of the nicest people I know.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Finding Pam said...

Hey Thom! Thank you for visiting and leaving such a nice comment.
I hope you are enjoying your family.

Finding Pam said...

Sandee, you are one of the kindest and nicest people I know,too. As for me, well not too sure, but thank you for the lovely comment.

Hope you had a great weekend.

DeEtta said...

Beautiful post. People who touch our lives for good are certainly a blessing to us and I'm sure you have been a blessing to them. Look forward to your other gratitude posts. I love Thanks Giving time.

Finding Pam said...

I love Thanksgiving time as well because we all get together at our house for that day. It is full of fun, family and food.

I must say though, that Easter is my absoultely favorite holiday.
Easter moves me like no other holiday, especially during Holy Week. I always cry my eyes out at Tennebrae service and on Good Friday. Just knowing what a sacrifice Jesus made for us because He loves us so very much.

It overwhelms my senses and I love it.

Nessa said...

A wonderful list of gratitude.

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Rambling Woods said...

What a nice meme and you write so beautifully. You can hear the love coming through loud and clear... Michelle

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