Dot/Mom/Cob is met in Roanoke by #1 Godson, D’Vante!
Oh my, when did I blink and he get so tall and grow so much?
6’3″ and a size 13 shoe, he is now in college and working part-time, yet a little boy lives in there who we hold and cherish to those memories and those dimples knowing that as the song we used to sing together applies now more than ever:
“You’re goin to miss this, You’re goin to want this back, you’re goin to wish these years hadn’t gone by so fast”!
Yes November and the month of thanksgiving, counting the blessings as we all are; many counting the hours until this election is over and done with and hoping that we all still have friends left when the ballots are counted and the results are in.
The build up I will not miss, the ads that occupy regular programming I will not miss, the people and their anger and their evangelical rants I certainly will not miss and I particularly will not miss the exploitation of children holding signs and our being told that they are feeling one way or another about men who are running for offices that they have no clue about.
Today I am counting blessings, and I am still in awe of the generosity of the human spirit and resilience of those who are standing for so many on the East Coast. The economy has hit all hard, yet those who have little are finding ways to help and to stand.
Those who have lost so much, are extending themselves to others while counting their own blessings.
I see some on Facebook who begin their posts with: “Day 5 I am thankful for…” and so it goes.
Yet for each one of those posts there are 20 filled with political swipes, digs and advocates for their candidates while throwing daggers at the others. I have always wondered about those who have to step on one to get a leg up in things.
I had the pleasure of meeting a Marine yesterday who has served our country; he is home now, trying to get benefits for service rendered while fighting in Iraq. He was ejected from a Hummer and thrown many yards in harms way injuring his spine. He doesn’t want disability only service connection to provide him care when and if needed as it is documented. He now is being told that because he doesn’t go to the doctor enough, pay the 2,000. up front in visits needed that he probably cannot get that benefit. Yet he is a Marine, he fought hard for our Country and he lived to tell the tale. He is a young man with x-rays, with memories, with MRI’s that surely document his injuries, yet he has to fight here on our soil for his “service connection” for care and for assurance that when he has trouble our country will be there for him at the VA.
This is not new news, not to be debated in this election that is soon to end.
I am thankful for him, I thanked him for his service and together we both felt blessed.
Today I am thankful that soon this election will end, the winner will be annnounced as if a boxing ring will close.
I am scared, yes I will admit that, and I will be that way until I find out who indeed will sit in the White House for the next 4 years.
Yet I remain hopeful that common sense
and the American People will decide what is best, and we will move forward in a United People who will again stand strong.
WE WILL SURVIVE
it is in our DNA to stand strong.
Look around, look up, look down and feel your feet in the earth.
Give great thanks for all that ever has been, all that is, and great gratitude that
Yes today is the 5th day of a new month
and if you are reading this,
you are blessed
you are alive
Hold tight to your blessings and count them often and many times today.
How are YOU?
Feel, breathe, celebrate the wonder of you
in this day.
Get out and PLAY, know that the children have no idea why everyone is so stressed, they have no concept of a dollar or social security and they shouldn’t have to!
Take a break today, you are a kid somewhere inside there!
Walk in Beauty
- A Time of Thanksgiving (sowingseedsofgrace.wordpress.com)
- Roanoke Libraries offers health Thanksgiving meal makeover programs (wsls.com)
- Count Your Blessings, Even In Moments of Struggle! (simplysjb.wordpress.com)
- Enjoy Your Blessings (nightshade130.wordpress.com)
- What’s The Rush? (aprilhawk.wordpress.com)
- November 4th * * * Daily IN-spiration (sandyrodgersministries.wordpress.com)
- An Attitude of Gratitude (espirational.com)