Thursday, October 16, 2008

Count Your Blessings

You can hear that over and over again and it just sits there in your brain---yea yea yea you think----I, personally have never SAT and counted my blessings---I probably should, but like many I just don't----I have had a 'hellish' year---to many of you who know me---that is EXACTLY what it has been for me and my family-----the health issues surrounding us are staggering at times----however---after many months of fearful tears---I have to say without any reservations---that I do count my blessings now---DAILY---and I am gathering the things in my basket that are important priorities and the rest is left on the side of the road----My little sister just had surgery on Tuesday and Chemo on Wednesday---and for some who know how that all goes-----well I am proud of her trooper attitude and her pretty smiley face through it all-----I sure am----

23 comments:

Doreen said...

Rea...I know what you've been struggling with recently...I would give you and your family a big hug if I could.

Love ya
D

Deb's Country Crafts said...

Hi, Renee! I am with you 100% on counting your blessings. I hope you sister is doing good and will have a fast and easy recovery. My parents are here now but are leaving tomorrow for AZ for the winter. It is hard to say goodbye but I know that I have to think positive and know they will be back here in April and that will come before I know it, I am trying to keep my head up and be positive just like you. Take care and I'm sending lots of love and a BIG hug your way. Your bud, Debbie

Theresa said...

So glad Renee things are getting better for you and your family. Your sister has alot of amazing people who surround her, so it really is a team effort of attitude and love that gets everyone through times like this. This will be a better year for everyone. *HUGGS*

Theresa

Pam said...

Renee I pray that your sister comes along really good. I can only imagine what she is going through. When i had my breast cancer they caught it fast enough that I didn't have to go through chemo and radiation. But I have a friend that had to go through that and it's not a fun thing. So you have to be a real trouper to go through that. I know about counting your blessings. As I pray that the next year will be better. And this happens every year. Because as you know my hubby and I go through so many health problems. So I will continue to keep you and your family in my heart and prayers.
They say he only puts on us what we can handle but sometimes I wonder. But there is always someone out there worse off then us. And you just have to keep on going day after day.

hugs pam

Cookie said...

hey sweets... you were on my heart something fierce today and just thought i would pop in and let you know i'm lifting you up!!

keep your chin up, sister ♥

Sue said...

Renee,
You know you and your family are always in my mind & prayers...You and family come from heardy North Country stock and have always worked hard, played hard and survived the harsh living on the Iorn Range...You'll have given and done so much for your fellow man and now that is going to pay off for you'll as everyone is pulling and praying for you all...
Loves ye Kid
SusieP

BirchBerry Farms said...

Thanks you guys----and all of the kind words that you have written here about me and my family---yup---it has been a tough road this past year----and I thank my lucky stars for the love and support that I get from my circle of you guys---it means the world to me to have ya around me always----all of ya's---thank you dear dear friends!
xxoo---Me

KLC said...

This is my first visit to your site. It's wonderful. I know exactly what you mean about health and other issues...it seems I've been chosen for chaos since July 2006. I do hope all goes well. I love your pickle story and can totally relate. Aren't there wonderful artists in this country? I'm so astounded at the creativity of everyone. I'll be back. Karen

Kelly~MysticalEntities said...

Renee you are so right! We must all prioritize what is the most importance things in life and I thank you for reminding all of us. I will pray for your sister.
Give your sister a {{big hug}}

Hugs
Kelly

Country*Road*Primitives said...

Renee, sending prayers and many blessings your way... You are right. We take things for granted. We wake up and expect the day to be like every other one and is seems as though as we get older, we start to experience health issues and our friends and family do as well. We have to keep plugging along and love as if it was our last day... *hugs* xox

tattered 'n torn prims said...

Good morning Renee!! I have emerged from my fog for a breath, and your entry is a great reminder!!! I will hold you and your family in my prayers!!! God bless you all!!!!

Amber said...

hey!! just popping in to say hi! I'm at home til tomorrow, was on midsemester break (thank goodnes..don't think I could've gone much longer) school has been absolutely CRAZY! Just got done with lunch with the G's..Kosher Koney of course ;) miss you and hope to see you soon! much love!

Pam said...

Renee

Prayers are still coming your way.

You have been given an award
Please stop by my blog to pick it up.


hugs pam

Gollywobbles said...

Holding you and your family close to my heart! Sending hugs your way... you are such a ray of sunshine, even in your darkest hours. Hugs, ~Sam

Doreen said...

Good morning! I just stopped by for a quick cup of coffee before I head to the sewing room...do you have any doughnuts..or coffee cake to go with it?

Hugs,
D

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BirchBerry Farms said...

WOW---it sure is nice to see all you guys----and very appreciated that you all stopped by---thanks so much for the well wishes---it is because of the support and kindness from all of you peeps that help me smile and hold my head up---I am so very blessed to have you all---and I thank you----now get over here and gimme a HUG!!! heeheeheeLOL

Love You Cherishables said...

Just wanted you to know when I count my blessings that YOU are one of them!! Your blog is great...congrats on breaking 10,000!! Wow - that is awesome.

Karen

Pam said...

Renee THanks you for the kind words. You are in our hearts and prayers. Here's a BIG HUG for you girl. Congrats on the 10,000.

Big hugs pam

Brenda, Rusty Creek Primitives said...

Renee, I hold you in my heart girlie and I pray for healing in your life and family.


Love you sweetie, Brenda

I've emailed you but I don't think they're getting through. I'm going to pick up my monitor and shake it now. I wonder if it's like one of those etch-a-sketch boards?? hehe

BirchBerry Farms said...

Awwww Bren----thank you----and yes--it is JUST like one of them there Etcher Scetcher boards---personally I think my puter LOVES to be shaken once and a while---not stirred----love you too Brenda Bean---

Doreen said...

Well how very pretty it is here today...my goodness..I feel so very festive and I do believe I need some eggnog.....might you have any?

Big hugs,
D

Pea said...

Renee,
Prayers to you and yours always... I know this hard road all to well.
Hugs,Pea