Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thankful Thursday

Stone wall/fence discovered at the Gethsemani Abbey.  


Thankful this Thursday to be able to pick up the phone and talk to my parents anytime I like.  School was out earlier this week and each day I had the opportunity to speak to my parents.   Checking on their home improvements, asking about the dog, (Hamilton!), and just generally having conversation is something that can be taken for granted.  I am so glad to still have the chance to have these  conversations.  


"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves."  

Henry Ward Beecher 



Linking up with Theresa today.....






40 comments:

  1. It is such a blessing for you to still have your parents to talk with. You are very wise to realize this.
    xoxo

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  2. I am so grateful every day that I am able to still talk to my 91 year old mother. It is a blessing. xo Laura

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  3. Is this the place that makes the beautiful greeting cards?
    I received one from a friend that was so pretty that I had it framed.
    Love the fence!
    Lea

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  4. You are extremely wise to keep in close contact with your parents. You won't ever regret that, I'm sure!

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  5. Hello Michelle!:) Lovely photo of a substantial looking wall.

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  6. A lovely solid fence. It does look very ecclesiastical somehow. Yes, you are lucky to be able to talk to your parents. My mother dies 12 years ago and I still talk to her most every day.

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  7. Hi Michele, Beautiful photo. It is a blessing to talk to parents. Mine are gone now and I miss them still everyday. We used to talk each day too and those times are very special. Enjoy! Happy November!

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  8. Hello, lovely photo! My parents are both gone now and they are missed. It is wonderful to be in cose contact with your parents. Happy Thursday, enjoy your weekend ahead!

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  9. A good strong fence......and I certainly enjoyed your thoughts for the day.......Such a Blessing to be able to visit with family members....be they fare are near... Enjoy your day

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  10. Such a blessing to be able to chat with our parents.

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  11. Love that Michelle. Truly a gift one doesn't appreciate until it's gone. My own Mom died when she was 40 and I was 17. I never knew her as an adult or in an adult relationship. My own children don't realize that it is a gift.

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  12. a good stone wall. yes, you are lucky. :)

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  13. It is wonderful that you grasp that now that you still have them.

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  14. Hi Michelle! Those blocks are a very interesting texture & I see lots of lichen embedded into them. love the carpet of leaves too! Lovely photo

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  15. Like Liz, I still talk to my parents, though they are both gone. Now I am the parent that my kids call.

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  16. I can remember when long distance calls limited the number of calls I made to my mom...how nice it would have been to pick up the phone and call without thinking about the expense.

    This fence looks like it is meant to last a LONG time...

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  17. Wonderful shot...great perspective on that great fence. I would give anything to be able to pick up the phone and call my parents and God allowed me to do that for many years. Dad was almost 91 and Mom was nearly 98 when they passed, several years apart :)

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  18. This brought tears to my eyes. I miss my mom so much. I love your gratitude posts on Thursdays.

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  19. I call my Mum every day! It's a beautiful wall!

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  20. Now that's a sturdy wall.. to last forever. You are so wise to appreciate that you have healthy parents to talk to. We have lost all of ours and there are many regrets that we didn't talk longer and more in depth. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  21. LOVE LOVE the fence. I have to say picking up the phone and talking to your parents that is the greatest thing anyone can do for both sides/ :):) HUGS B

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  22. That is one gorgeous fence, love it.Blessings Francine.

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  23. That is an awesome view of that wall and such a pretty scene. You are right about being thankful for conversations and to appreciate them while you still have them around to converse with.

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  24. My parents are quite elderly and I talk to them several times a day! Just keeping track of things.

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  25. I'm thankful for stone fences! They remind me of another place and time...
    And I'm going to call my mom right now!

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  26. An inspirational place for sure.... fence and all. :)

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  27. Great fence. I'm able to talk to my mom everyday. I enjoy a cell. I miss a land line though. But we are blessed that we pay on $30.00 a month unlimited everything. I can talk and text all I want. More talk than text for this old timer!
    I enjoyed visiting.
    Enjoy your Friday.

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  28. Lovely, solid wall! Thanks for the reminder of how lucky I am to still have my mum.

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  29. That's a substantial-looking wall! Looks like it's been there a long time, and will be there for a long time to come.

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  30. You are so right; you can't take that for granted.

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  31. The photo grabbed my attention, your words grabbed my heart. I'm thankful too, my mom is 88 years young!

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  32. So true, to be able to have our parents to talk to is a beautiful gift. Mine are gone and I miss them terribly.
    Lovely photo.
    Jemma

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  33. A great wall and a quote full of wisdom!

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  34. lucky you, parents at the end of a phone line, we speak with my mother-in-law everyday, sometimes a few times a day, it is wonderful...very smart and straight fence.

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  35. Wow. That is an impressive wall. Have a lovely weekend.

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  36. You are blessed indeed.

    . In my new move to senior Apt I have three beautiful 92 to 97 year older ladies that have all their faculties. The one has a bible study and three of us ladies my age 73 we attend the one ladies apt on Thursday afternoon and after the bible study . She has made already fresh baked peanut butter cookies with fresh boiled tea. Bless her.

    Oh the Elderly can give so much of themselves and the stories of long ago through tea time. I love to hear how thy worked so hard and how the Lord has spared them for the younger ones.

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