Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday


Among millions of other blessings poured out upon me, today I am thankful for the capacity to retain the memories that I've stored away in the ole memory bank. At thirty, I wouldn't say that I'm getting up there in age (although my children would probably find that statement laughable...tee hee), but some days I certainly feel like it. As my life gets more chaotic with schedules, and such, I'm finding that my short term memory isn't what it used to be. I can't tell you how many times I've put things in the cabinet that belong in the freezer! BUT, as my memory isn't completely failing, I usually realize what I've done and quickly put them back in their places. Usually. :0) My long term memory is still pretty solid, however, and I'm so thankful for that.

My grandmother has had two mild strokes in the past couple of years. At first, it's easy to forget that she's had the strokes. She shows no physical disabilities, and her speech is normal. Her memory lapses frequently, however, and it's devastating to watch. She gets so very frustrated with herself. She told me, once, that it was constantly like having something on the tip of your tongue. Something that you could see plainly, but couldn't reach out and grab it. While she remembers a great detail about her childhood, as well as bringing up her own children, she doesn't remember very much after her late thirties. She is now 70, so it's a lot of years lost.

I am, indeed, quite thankful for memory. Who would I be without knowing who I've been? Praying that my memory bank never gets too full to hold onto all of my precious memories. :0)

I thank my God every time I remember you. Phil 1:3

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Phil 1:9-11

Relishing in His goodness...

5 comments:

Rightthinker-Andrea said...

You have a lovely blog, here! Thanks so much for stopping by mine. I look forward to "getting to know you" through your God-centered blog.

There are indeed, so many things to be thankful for! God is good all the time!

Blessings,

Andrea

Cassy said...

Hi Christy ~

Not sure how you found me but thank you! So much for your kind words. After browsing your blog, I'm SURE we've GOT to be friends from somewhere cause you sure do seem like my kinda pal!

Take care!
Cassy Rankin

Christy said...

Cassy,

I found your blog by going to my profile and clicking on Christ.
:0) After reading your profile, I knew I'd enjoy your blog!

And, now I can't find it again!!! It's not coming up in your comment box to me, so could you please send me the link? Ack.

Thank you, so much for your sweet comment. It made me laugh, You're the only other person I "know", aside from myself, to call folks pals! :0P

Karyn said...

That was a beautiful post! You have such a wonderful way with words, my friend, your writing is awesome!


Hugs :)

Christy said...

Thank you, Karyn. You wouldn't know it to hear me talk. I'm a lot like Moses. I get nervous and forget my vocab and my ability to spit things out correctly. ha,ha.
:0)

Hugs poured out right back to ya, sweet friend. :0)