Saturday, February 18, 2012

I am sooo Blessed!!!

I try to remind myself quite often how blessed I am with my healthy kids.  I dont' think I know the meaning of just how truly blessed I am.  I don't think any of us do.  That is until yesterday ....

For the past two days our country radio station has been doing their annual St. Jude's telethon.  Even though I dont' listen to country anymore, I have found the best Christian station and have been listening to it, I really can't listen during the telethon.  I just can't handle when it deals with kids.  However, I do count my blessings and thank God for my healthy kids, which I know that I take for granted.

Every year our recreation association gives money to St. Jude's.  We like giving but it means a little bit more to us.  We had a boy that played at Boynton when he was a kid and he later died due to one of the diseases that is covered by St. Jude's.  We have even named a field after him.  He was a sweet kid - loved life and loved the game of baseball.

Me handing the Boynton Rec check to Mr. Heard
for St. Jude's

I got to be one of the people that took the money to the telethon  yesterday.  It was really humbling to see the parents of the boy that played at Boynton all those years ago.  They have worked with St. Jude's in helping raise money, ever since.  We stood and talked about Cody and how he loved playing baseball.  How he always had a smile on his face.  Both of the parents had smiles on their faces and lit up when they talked about him and remembered him playing.  I was having to fight back tears.  I can't even imagine what they went through at the time Cody was sick and then passing away.   

On my drive home, all I could do was Thank God for my kids, for them being healthy and being the great young adults that they have become. I am so truly blessed beyond measure!!  I also Thanked God for people like Cody's parents that are amazing and are giving back to an organization that was there for them in their time of need. 

In this crazy world we live in there is still so many things to be thankful for ... we really don't have too look too far for them.


  1. I totally agree! I am constantly thanking the Lord for our sons health. He came into this world struggling and we were very unsure of how things were going to turn out for awhile but now almost 6yrs later he is a healthy, normal little boy. I pray that I never take that for granted or forget to be thankful.

    Blessings to you and your family. I'm sure it felt glorious to be able to hand a check over to St.Jude!

    Happy Saturday!

  2. I am so glad that your kids are doing great also, especially the 6 yr old. The Lord is so awesome. Yes, I loved giving the check to St. Jude's. It is really a great feeling to give to those that are helping others.

    Blessing to you and your family too. Give them all hugs and kisses.