Thankful Thursdays………

 Merry Meet friends. What a week I have had…and one that I am most thankful for. First I want to express my sorrow for all the victims of the tornados that have ripped through Joplin, MO, Oklahoma, and various other towns. So many lives lost and homes and businesses destroyed. Truly a very sad time. I pray for everyone affected by the devastation and loss of loved ones.  Blessed Be…….

One of the things I am thankful for this week is that my family and friends here in our area are all ok after we had some bad storms come through both on Monday evening and again on Wednesday evening. There were tornado touchdowns in more then one place, huge hail that caused a lot of damage, high winds and heavy rain. We escaped basically unscathed and for that I am most grateful. I have a healthy respect for what our Mother Earth can do..she is all powerful and her storms were mighty.  Again, I am just most grateful that at least in my area, everyone is all right.

The thing I am most grateful for this during those tornados and storms on Monday grandson, Charlie Matthew was being born! He came in crying to the world at 9 lbs 1 oz..21 inches long…and gorgeous! A big beautiful boy! He has dark hair and dark eyes right now but not sure that it’ll remain that way. He looks sooo much like his big sister Lily that is it uncanny. My daughter was amazing all day as well. She was so calm and happy and handled it all like a mother goddess. I was so proud of her. Our whole family is thrilled with our new little guy and I am most grateful that both him and my daughter are healthy and that all went perfectly. I am one happy Nana! Oh, and he has barely cried since. He is so calm, quiet, peaceful and adorable! Such a good baby. 🙂  We have been most blessed by him and I am so lucky to be able to watch him grow, to help guide him as a grandparent, to love him….just as I did my own girls and my darling granddaughter who came just 2 years before him.  I really love being a brings me great joy!

Charlie and me!

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.”                 ~Rudolph Giuliani


 I am thankful for our friends including all of our facebook family who were so supportive and excited right along with us. You all made our journey even more fun and more meaningful….you all showed much love and it’s something my daughters and I especially are very grateful for. We felt your love, your prayers, your positive energy you sent to Kate and baby (and myself) along the way. It was wonderful! Thank you so much!

I am thankful for:

-Being with my daughter as she gave birth

-For the staff at the hospital who were so great.

-For family and friends who brought in good food for all of us at the hospital

-For my sister and hubby and our home care nurses who took care of Sara and our house while I was busy helping Kate and Matt.

-For diet root beer which I missed for 3 days LOL

-For coffee in the morning

-For the weather being cool enough to open windows today

-For a nice holiday weekend coming looks great

-For finding some new summer shirts that I like

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow!”    –Melanie Beattie

Finding things to be grateful for is again, part of my path as a pagan and a witch. I feel that finding things everyday to be thankful for makes my life more complete, happier and makes me feel content with what I have…and not worried about what I don’t have. Right now…I have a most wonderful life and no complaints. I hope that you all can say that you have that too. Don’t get me wrong..there are some problems too..even big ones. But I always feel the good outweighs the bad…the glass is half full so to speak. I am most blessed in many ways. What is blessing your life today?

Love and Light, Autumn



Filed under Daughters, Family, Granddaughter, Grandson, Mother Earth, Photography, Quote, Thank You!, Thankful Thursdays

14 responses to “Thankful Thursdays………

  1. You bless us by sharing your blessings this way.
    walk in beauty.

    • Joss…you are so sweet. Hey..I checked out your blog and signed up 🙂 I love it ..what I’ve read….and Crone…I embrace the word as well. I am 53..not far behind you my friend, and a Nana..which makes me a Crone for sure ! LOL Hugs and Love!

  2. Moondancer

    Yes Autumn … you and your family bless us in abundance for sharing your lives with us … : ) … I am also most grateful for my other facebook friends and for my beautiful daughter and the life that we share together … : ) … and our warm and comforting home and our beautiful garden … : ) … Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend … : ) … Blessed Be … : ) xx

  3. Autumn, what a beautiful post! Congratulations! May all the Blessings of the Universe smile on you and yours!Thank you! We are lucky to have you in our lives!

  4. Congratulations on the wonderful addition to your family!
    Many Blessings!

  5. Dragonfly

    I am blessed by my wonderful, loving husband, my children, our animals and the beautiful area we are so lucky to call our home. And I am blessed by you, Autumn, for providing us with this sight where I can come and feel so magickally connected. Thank you!
    BB, Dragonfly

    • Dragonfly….You have been given many blessings indeed 🙂 Thank you too for your lovely compliment 🙂 I love your profile pic..wish I could blow it up to see it better. LOL

  6. Deb Hillman

    Beautifully written! What a blessing you are and how much you minister to others through this blog! i am honored to be your virtual friend! Congrats grandma!

  7. Congratulations on the new grandbaby! I am a bit behind on reading my favorite blogs. I am going to babysit my newest grandson in an hour or so. He is 3 wks old now. Grandkids are the best.

    • Sophia Dawn..congrats on your new grandson as well! What day was he born? My Charlie was born on May 23…
      Aren’t they just the best thing in the world 🙂
      Much love and Congrats!!

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