Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thankful Thursday

As usual, I'm a little late to the "Thankful Thursday" party, but there are so many things to be thankful for this week especially. And so, I am:

1. Thankful that the hip replacement surgery on Mr. Tennis (the Hub a/k/a The Rickster) was successful yesterday, that he seems to be feeling better already and ready to tackle physical therapy. Hoping that he can actually play tennis and golf again after he recovers.

2. Thankful that two of his brothers drove out from Illinois to lend support to him and our family. Thanks guys-- you're the best! It was so sweet of you to drive 7-8 hours each way to help out your bro.

3. Thankful that my sons have been so thoughtful and helpful, even though they are both busy with school, studying and their own busy lives.

4. Thankful for sweet little M who provides the light in her Daddy's eyes. As she hopped out of the car yesterday for school, she said, "let's remember to pray for Daddy today."

5. Thankful that my parents and sisters have been so helpful and caring during this stressful time.

6. Thankful for all my office friends who have taken the time to ask about and check on the Rickster this week.

7. Thankful that the FM system in Maddy's classroom has been set up and she is enjoying first grade.

8. Thankful that a three-day weekend is coming up soon!


Kate said...


SO glad Rick is doing well...and I will also pray that this hip replacement breathes new life into his ability to take part in the sports he loves. Quick, easy healing to him...and strength to you!!

So nice you have family to help you! And so happy Maddy's FM system is up and running!


Jodee Leader said...

I enjoyed your first Thankful Thursday post! You do have so much to be thankful for this week!

Glad to hear Mr. Tennis is hanging in there too!

Kim said...

Will keep Mr. Tennis in my prayers for a speedy recovery! You definately have a lot going on in your life. Make sure to take some time for yourself as well.

All the best. Have a great weekend.

Felicia said...

Isn't it nice to have such a great support system? Hope Mr. Tennis has a speedy recovery

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh Jan, I had no idea that Rick was having surgery this week!

I am so glad to hear that everything went well....he will be out doing all the sports that he enjoys in no time!

Isn't wonderful when family and friends pitch in when we need them most.

Glad to hear Maddy is all set up!

Enjoy your long weekend.


Lisa said...

I am glad things are coming along on your side of the world too. Glad that your hubby is through his surgery.

thanks so much for all your kind posts. i really do appreciate them!!

Lisa said...

I'm glad to hear that your hubby is through with his surgery and on the mend. You really do have so much to be thankful for! : )

Erin said...

The best to your family... surgery is very stressful and it's so hard to watch someone you love in pain. Hoping that he continues to make good progress! And hoping that you will have extra strength and stamina to care for him. Maddy is sweet... what a gift she is to you all.

Donna said...

It sounds like you do have a lot to be thankful for this week...hope the coming week is a good one too!

Bridget said...

Lots to be thankful for - so glad that your husband is recovering well!