This past year has been one of the most stressful of my life. And yet, I have so very much to be thankful for.

I got to spend several months with my precious grandsons in Arizona.

Beautiful Daughter #2 came home safely from Iraq.

I got Oscar!

Daughter #3 married the love of her life.

I have smiled until my face hurt at the antics of these two little boys.

My dad met Jesus face to face. He’s finally free from pain. I sat up with him all night before he left us. It was the sweetest time and I’m so thankful for being able to spend those hours alone with him.

Two days later, my sweet father in law joined him. I’m pretty sure they had a nice visit over pie.

I have traveled more miles this year than ever before, mostly to Wisconsin to help my parents, but also to Missouri and Arizona. I’ve enjoyed having my kids home for visits. I’ve had adventures with this guy.

There have been glorious moments and heartbreaking moments. Through it all, I can say with all certainty, that God is good.

I am thankful.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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14 Responses to Thankful

  1. Susan Nixon says:

    Yes, God is good. And he has a plan for all of us. So many blessings to count!

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Oh my, God is good. It must have brought tears to your eyes to write this post. It did me just reading it. So many thankfulness there – so many joys. Yet some sorrows, too. {{Hugs}} Thanks for sharing them all with us. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. A good day to count our blessings, yes? (HUGS to you!)

  4. janicekholton says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Katy. I see you are in full swing of this meaningful day by counting your blessings in spite of the hard things. You speak the truth. God is good. I pray many blessing come your way this year.

  5. Louise says:

    Blessings to you and your beautiful family.

  6. Sandi says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Hugs,

  7. Lyndol says:

    Bless you and your family, Katy!

  8. Reading this with smiles and tears, Katy, and yes, God is good. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

  9. Dotti says:

    That says it all.

  10. Very touching. God be with you all.

  11. Val W says:

    I knew I would need a Kleenex reading your blog today. I was right.

  12. Therese says:


  13. Monique D (B-Maransart) says:

    Dans la douleur, tu as eu des bonheurs et ce qui compte ce sont les souvenirs que tu garderas.

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