Thursday, December 31, 2009

I am Thankful, truly thankful, bring on 2010!

I love this shot, I just used it, but here it is again. Remember the boat rides & the fish?
Remember how light the birds were, didn't make a ripple when they landed.

You can't forget the beauty of the water lillies.

Forget the friendly alligators............

Well on the thresh hold of a new year, I want to look on what I am thankful for.
First and foremost, I am thankful for the most wonderful lady n the world. She is my wife, friend and lover. She has been for over fifty three years. Yes, I know I am lucky, and tell her every day.

Second.. I am thankful for health. My worst problem is a cold which I contact on an average of less than once a year, I think. (I tend to forget bad stuff once it has passed, a trait of mine.

Third… I am thankful for our family. Over all this group makes me proud.

Forth… I am thankful for friends that I have known most of my life. I am not ‘close’ to anyone anymore, but I know if I need them, they will be there. My hope is that they feel the same.

Fifth.. I am thankful for everyone I have met via the internet. For a mostly deaf person, this has been a God sent thing. I can communicate using my fingers and eyes. I think of the ones who I no longer see here. I wonder about a sweet lady known as: LMitc89854, Lindie I hope you are well where ever you are. She was the first ‘encourager and commenter’ on the Shipslog. OH yeah, I miss Jun also.

Sixth… I am very thankful for each person who takes some of their valuable time to read the stuff I write, either here or in my books.

As I get older I forget some important stuff, ( not good when you drive your house). I forget the jacks are down, and start to drive off. I have even forgotten I was still hooked up and start to drive off. I laugh now when I think I used to worry about leaving the TV antenna up or the step out. Those are actually small items. I am thankful that I ‘REMEMBERED’ just before it became a problem.

For all the Blessings I have had in my life, which are more than could be listed, I AM THANKFUL.

Things I regret:
I regret not being at Mozelle (Jessie)’s funeral. I regret my slothfulness in being too busy to visit and pay my respects. I hope I am forgiven.

I look forward to new roads, higher hills and many more brighter sunrises and sunsets.

I thank you for coming this way,
Nite Shipslog

PS: I am thankful for the little boat I am going to get, and all the delicious Crappie’s. (LOL)(hint, hint, hint)
PS (2):
When they were married Ora told Mixon, “My ring is tight, it is cutting off my circulation.”
Mixon replied, “That is what it is supposed to do my dear!”


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Sherry and Jack!!! I love those photos! All the best to you!

Helen said...

You have a lot of things to be thankful for as well as we do. Just need better health.
Great pictures. Keeping my ears and eyes open for you to get that boat and some fish. Have a Happy and Blessed New Year Jack and Sherry.

Lucy said...

Happy New Year again Jack and Sherry. Love the pictures.

Paula said...

Happy New Year Sherry and Jack and also Shirl. I'm so glad I met y'all here this past year. That has been one of the high lights of my year.

Anonymous said...

May you all have a wonderful new year, filled with joy, health and happiness.

betty said...

love the pictures, especially Sherry in the boat :)

good review of what you are thankful for; all wonderful things :) it is sad when we lose touch with fellow online friends; hope Lindie re-connects somehow

Happy New Year to you and Sherry!


shirl72 said...

I am thankful for my Bother Jack and his wife
Sherry. My Bother insisted we go buy me a computer in 2006 and get started. We did and
I am learning more and more everyday, it "AIN'T"
easy. I have good blogger friends. Thank you
Brother. I am blessed.


Sheila Y said...

Happy New Year Sherry and Jack!! Wishing you a great 2010...Sheila

Fred Alton said...

Happy New Year's Greetings to two of the best friends we've ever had! I know. We haven't stayed in touch - but there are some friends that no matter how long it's been - when you do re-connect it's as if you've never been apart. That's how I feel about you two. I loved the pictures on the lake. I look at them, especially of the bird on the lily pad, and wish I could be there with you with rod, reel and lure in hand! Have a wonderful day - and a wonderful 2010.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jack....and Sherry...and I love the contented it all seems to be...a cold 19 degrees here this first day of the new year...and Jack...oh the way...about that ring and circulation??? sit on it boy!!! LOLOL..gonna be a day of football games...and more football games...and maybe another football game or two LOLOLOL...otherwise our thought will be of those and is good!!!! love and hugs to you both...Ora and that other guy that lives here LOLOL

Debbie said...

No matter how you slice that piece of cake the best slice I tasted in 2009 was meeting you & Sherry in person. If it weren't for Jessie none of us would have had that once in a lifetime chance of meeting friends that I love and will cherish for the rest of my life.

Love ya'll,