Wednesday, November 21, 2007

thankful for...

a loving husband
two healthy kids
my fabulous mom and dad
and Mark
two awesome sisters
wonderful extended family
faithful friends
and Mark
a roof over my head
food in the fridge
my doggies
good health insurance
paid bills
and Mark
a free country
a good God
and I'm sure there is more

but, I have to say that I am extra thankful for my son Mark's life...that he is here on this Earth and going to school, excited about his future, that he even has a future to be excited about and he has such a great attitude, regardless of his physical setbacks. This last year, my mind has deeply pondered the fact that we almost lost him last December and every time I actually see him, my heart skips a beat. His big smile and bright eyes bring me such peace. He has become a hero to me and oh yes, this mother is so grateful and thankful for his life.


Anonymous Maddy said...

And a very happy thanksgiving to you too. If we take a moment to consider it we all have so much to be grateful for.
Best wishes

7:57 PM  
Blogger LiteraryGirl said...

Oh Darlene, I still think about Mark and that horrible time and am also so thankful your son is still with you! Almost a year!! Enjoy your day together tomorrow. xoxo

9:43 PM  
Blogger dreamergirl said...

I'm thankful that I got to know you.
Have a wonderful thanksgiving!!

i love you xoxox

11:57 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

these are wonderful words to hear, Darlene. he's not just your hero too.
Enjoy your special day.

5:29 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I meant he's not just your hero. He's mine too, that special guy.

5:31 AM  
Anonymous robyn said...

darlene ... i cannot believe that was a year ago! so much about that experience prepared me for a similar event that happened in my life not three months ago ... you were who i thought of first, your strength and love.

6:49 AM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

I feel that Mark is a tiny bit mine too, for all the hours I prayed for him. I'm so thankful that this year is soooooooo different from last year at this time--well almost this time. Thanksgiving is such a great day to be really thankful! Love each other a lot and for me too!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

Yes, Thank God for Mark's remarkable recovery. What a strong soul he is!

And so is him mama!

Happy Thanksgiving!

11:35 AM  
Blogger aka Cate said...

I join with you in celebrating the fact that not only is he still here, that he has improved so much and has a wonderful future ahead.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous gerry rosser said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Cape Cod Kitty said...

Happy happy Thanksgiving. I am happy to hear a little update on Mark and it is hard to believe it is almost a year.
I have been following your health struggles and continue to be amazed at your beautiful and resilient spirit.
The best to you always.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

I'm thankful that through Mark I met not only him, but a tremendous family. An extended family.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Deb R said...

Slightly belated Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Darlene!

11:07 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

How wonderful to know all is well with you. Give our best to Mark for his fantabulous recovery.

1:14 PM  
Blogger LEstes65 said...

I have to say that I'm thankful for Mark, too. I'm thankful for your story - for God letting me be one of the silent (and not so silent) supporters during your hell. I'm thankful that God let me watch your miracle. Because watching you struggle - watching him fight - and then watching God lift your whole family...that was a miracle that boosted my faith like you wouldn't believe. And the timing of that got my faith kick started just in time for my own crisis. And I'm thankful that, in your disaster, you still were able to reach out and support ME. You and your whole family are so beautiful. I am also thankful to Trish for sending me over to your blog to support you and Mark. I doubt she knew the friendships she'd be building with that one simple prayer request!

Love you beautiful!

7:39 AM  
Blogger CONNIE W said...

A belated Happy Thanksgiving.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Yes, how thankful we all are for Mark...but as the Momma...I can feel your graditude for his life jumping off the screen!

J gave a short but nice tribute to him this morning in church during share and prayer!!

2:41 PM  
Blogger bella said...

What a list.
So much to be grateful for and embrace and enjoy.
Hope you had a wonderful turkey day.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Love this... You have a beautiful way of expressing words and gratitute.

1:10 PM  

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