Wednesday, March 23, 2011

No stitching/ Give Thanks !!!!!!


There are moments in each of our lives when we are reminded about those things which are truly the most important.  I have had 8 hours to reflect on the things that are most important to me - And, although I love stitching, & I so enjoy gardening - I find that in the truest sense it is the people in my life that I adore the most.  It is my wonderful husband & my 4 children that bring me the greatest pleasure - It is my friends & family that bring me the greatest joy.  It is with these precious people that I should always focus my greatest love and admiration - And it is with them that I should focus my greatest attention.

But at times i fear I do not always do that - when I have mounds of laundry, when the sink is full of dirty dishes, when the bathroom needs cleaning, & the lawn needs mowing-
When the budget is too tight, or the floor needs mopping, dinner needs cooking, or the dogs need bathing.
When I've worked long hours, labored for little glory & find myself thrown too many curves

It is then that I lose focus-

Tonight when my husband called me to ask me for help
When I saw the smashed vehicle he stood beside
It was then that I was reminded of how very much i loved him & how very precious are the moments we have.

I have just spent hours in the ER - Not complaining that I spent HOURS in the ER, But being thankful that I shared those precious hours with someone I could have lost.
Thankful that his angels were around him & very thankful that the accident -that was not his fault - did not steal him from me - Thankful that the curve he was thrown was not his last moment - was not my last moment with him &

Thankful for

the children that are sleeping peacefully in their beds-  the clothes I am washing -the dishes that I am doing & the dogs that met me at the door when I returned home from this exhausting day.

I think I am back on track
God Bless

51 comments:

Cath said...

So pleased that your DH is ok . XXX

Annette said...

Ow how afraid most you have been!!
Hope everything is oke!!
On these times you count your blessings !

Jackie said...

So thankful that your DH is ok and the kids are sleeping without a worry.

letrecivette said...

It's so very true and lovely your words.
I'm happy that everything is ok.
God bless everybody.
Monica

Barbara said...

Blessings upon you and yours and am very thankful all is ok in your world.
Barbara

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Funny how we manage to forget the important aspects of our lives and what it takes to bring them forward. Glad all is OK even after a long wait in ER.
Be always in stitches.

diamondc said...

Patty: I am sad to hear your husband had an accident but very thankful that he will be o.k.
Prayers are sent your way for a full recovery, please keep us posted.
God Bless You and Your Family
God Bless His Angels.

Catherine
diamondc

CalamityJr said...

So glad to hear that all is well. God's blessings to you and your family.

Carol said...

Such a scare really helps put things in perspective, doesn't it, Patty? I'm so relieved he will recover and your post makes us all think about what is truly important in each of our lives...thank you.

staci said...

Oh Patty, I'm so glad for all of you that your husband is safe. It's reminders like this of how precious those mundane everyday tasks and worries are. Take care and hugs!

Nicole said...

I'm so sorry Patty!! I'm so glad your dh is doing well. When something like that happens it really does make you realize what is truly important in life!!

Stray Stitches said...

So glad to hear that your hubby is okay! What a frightful time for you. We all must take a moment to think about what is truly important in our lives and nothing should top family.

Catherine said...

I am so sorry for the reason this post came about, but thankful for the gentle reminder of what is really important! Glad to read that your husband will be okay. Hugs!

judy said...

God is good ALL the time.

Hillery said...

Glad your husband is okay. It is true that sometimes it takes something like this to realize what means most.
God Bless

Sally said...

So glad that your DH is OK. {{{hugs}}}

Tatkis said...

I'm so glad that all your family is OK and safe and that your hubby wasn't hurt!
Take care!

Hugs,
Tatyana

♥ Nia said...

Wise words!
I'm glad to know that your DH is ok, it was just a bad moment that's gone. Tomorrow will be better :)

Joy said...

Thankful your husband is okay...thank you for the reminder of what is truly important in our lives.

Filando Rose e Cuori di Nadia said...

Pat I am really sorry about what happened to you.
Although we do not know, for a moment I felt die.
In these cases I'm not good with words, I prefer to send a strong
embrace.
For the crosses there will be time, now your husband and your family need the best.
Kisses Nadia

Leanne ~ Harvest Moon by the Lake ~ said...

Amen!
Enjoy your day,
Leanne

Nancy said...

So glad your husband is ok...we do take for granted all that we have been given and something like this awakens us to our many blessings...

valerie said...

Oh how scary! I am very happy that your DH is ok. A car is replaceable, he is not. *hugs*

Peggy H. said...

We all need a reminder. Thanks.
Peggy H.
www.neverenoughstash.blogspot.com

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Oh, Patty! I am so thankful your husband is going to be okay. My momma used to tell me that sometimes, when God thinks we're not listening, or not appreciating what he has given us, he'll tap us on the shoulder to remind us. If we still don't listen, he hits us upside the head with a brick. I'm glad your brick was a soft one!
Blessings!

Kathy A. said...

Amen, girl AMEN!!!!!!!!

Bertie said...

Glad to hear your DH is fine, nothing more important than the loved ones in your life.
Wishing him a speedy recovery:))

Midlife Mom said...

This is a post that everyone should read. We all tend to get caught up in the stuff of life and forget about what's important to us. So glad your Hubby is okay and thank you for sharing this with us!

Christine said...

So glad that he's OK

Lelia said...

blessings Patty

vitadolce63 said...

I'm happy it is all ok! Many kisses and god luck to all! Annavita

Yvon (jioya) said...

I'm glad that your Hubby is oke.
Hugs Yvon.

Tricia said...

So glad he is ok and that you were able to be with him in the hospital. Enjoy the moments!!

Pumpkin said...

Wow...I can certainly see why your post was written the way it was. Thank goodness your DH was okay. I think we all get this way from time to time Patty but it doesn't mean that we 'forget' those we love :o)

Mouse said...

thanks for that reminder :) and soo pleased that your DH is ok and all is well for you now :) love mouse xxx

Patty said...

So glad that your husband is okay, funny how life can throw you that curve ball and how the important thing just falls int perspective. Kiss your husband and kids and give the pups a hug.

Lynn said...

Thank you for reminding us of the important things in life. I am so glad that God was watching over your family and that all is well now.

Beth said...

Thank goodness that your Dh is okay. It does bring you up when something like that happens doesn't it? In a sense, I was lucky enough to have a serious medical scare when I was only 46.It really changed my focus, and taught my kids a little early about mortality. We have been a much closer family in the 17 years since!

JOLENE said...

What an enlightening post. It came at a perfect time. Hope things go well for your dear loved one and you will share many more happy moments together.

Melanie said...

I'm so glad everyone is okay. *hugs*

D@isy said...

Hi Patty!
A beautiful reflection that we leave, give value to what we have around us, our families, our friends. Thanks to life that we enjoy every day.
I hope your husband and the very best, God bless your home.

A big hug

Babs in Alabama said...

Your words were so beautiful and heart-felt. Reading them brought thoughts and reminders to each of us even as we wondered why you wrote them. Thank you, Patty, for the words and I thank God your hubby is ok, the kids are sleeping peacefully...and remember...all those mundane things you mentioned? they are acts of love even when we don't feel like they are.
hugs and God bless,
babs

Anne said...

Good to hear that your DH is okay and that he had his angels around him. Sometimes we forget whats important and need to remember and appreciate our family and loved ones.

Take care,

Anne

Karen said...

So glad your hubby was okay. You are right that is so easy to lose sight of what is important!

Hope you have a good weekend....

Sharon said...

Glad to hear your DH is okay!

Con Queso said...

Glad that everything is alright. Kinda puts everything in a different light, huh.

Cole said...

Thank goodness your DH is ok! It's amazing that we so often take home & family for granted and it takes something so big to put it all back in perspective for us.

The French Bear said...

Wow, that must have been so scary, glad he is alright!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am so pleased that your Hubby is okay. I love the words in you post, very thought provoking.

Sarah said...

waw, Is everything oke with your husband now ?

Mvg Sarah

Sarah said...

waw, Is everything oke with your husband now ?

Mvg Sarah

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