Oct 27, 2014

Grateful Heart Monday

Happy Monday! Folks, I come off of a couple of really nasty weeks where, I'm not even going to sugar coat this, my life was tossed up and I had coming from everywhere, what felt like-  monkey at the zoo flinging poop more often than I'd like to admit. I didn't even open my bible and do any sort of study since being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, or dealing with monkey poop,  I was headed down the rabbit hole, and my name isn't even Alice.

THANKFULLY, I cracked open my bible last night and dived in for a good 2 hours before bed. I awoke this morning to a room full of a pink sunrise and a new appreciation on life. I will not let this diagnosis be the end all of my happiness, nor will I let monkey poop spoil my days. These days are not guaranteed, and folks will not have that power over them.   I know that I can't do it alone, but now that I am passed the anger stage, as my physc. major friend explained to me via Skype, now I can finally have some breathing room and wash all the monkey poop off me. :) (Grossed ya out, didn't I? But, you know it's true, monkeys do that.)

OK, on to the post! This is my first time linking up with Emily for Grateful Heart Monday where you just start out the week being grateful for the things in your life. Simple enough, and I think it's awesome to just pause and say, thank you.

Ember Grey: Grateful Heart

Here we go, in no particular order:

+ Coffee, yes, this will be on my list every week, bank on it.

+ My friends and family that know me well enough to know what a huge blow I've been dealing with, and that I haven't been myself, and that they care enough to show me (and Chris, because this changes his life too) love and support. It truly means the world to me, and shows me who's really in our corner.

+ My bloggie friends! You guys are the reason I drag my sleepy self to the computer and type out this stuff! You are all awesome, and I cherish our friendships more than you know.

+My Ginny, her love for her humans is immeasurable, and God knew, without a doubt, which dog we needed to adopt.

+Joann's Fabric store having so many coupons and sales that I've built my fabric stash to probably last until I'm 50... or through the Winter... maybe...

+ This lovely pink study bible. I know a bible is a bible, but when it's also cute and pretty, and the texture is so soft, it just puts that extra little kick in my step!

+The Prayerful Bloggers group... I will admit, I've been slacking here too. And that's unacceptable! I'm so thankful for these ladies and really love our group. I don't care if we have 500 or 5 group members, it's not about the numbers, it's about the realness and the authentic folks we have that make it so special to me.

+ My hubs who is the strongest man I know, (aside from my Dad).  The Mr. has had heaps of monkey poop thrown at him too, and still manages to talk me off the ledges and calm me down. He is my one true love, and the other soul God put on this Earth for me, and if there was any doubt, he's proven himself time and time again, over the last few weeks. He is my most prized possession, relationship, most prized anything... and I'm eternally grateful for him.

Whew, that got deep for a second!

So tell me, what are YOU most grateful for today?


  1. You will make it through this! It's so important to have those times of being angry, feeling sorry for yourself - then you can take a deep breath and step towards the future. I'm so glad you woke up this morning to the sunshine! God is always around us - it's just easier to see in the sun and without the monkey poop!

  2. Jessy, what an awesome gift and reminder God gave you this morning with that sunrise! I'm so glad you continue to blog... there is so much support found in the blog world. You are stronger already, even in the times you don't feel it- you are. And God will not leave your side throughout all of this. Wishing you moments of peace and happiness this week, Jessy!

  3. God is so good, even in the tough times, monkey poop and all! We all experience the different emotions that come with a blow like your diagnosis but it's important to surround ourselves with people like your husband and your friends to hold your hand and get you back to where you need to be! So awesome that you are starting this week refreshed and renewed! And yay for joining the link-up! I love reading everyone's posts!

  4. Love ya, my dear! You are constantly in my prayers (and your Mr. too)!
    I am grateful for my family, friends and health.

  5. So glad to hear you're doing better, Jessy! I am still praying for you, friend. These are some wonderful things to be grateful for. And believe me, coffee is always on my list, too!


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