Thankful Thursday

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

~Marcel Proust 

Do you all remember a few Thankful Thursdays back that I wrote a post talking about Miss J?  (Read it here.)  Well, this week I got some back news about Miss J.  I learned that her had been steadily declining and that she had slipped into a coma.  When I first got the news my heart sunk.
I wanted to break down and cry so bad, but I didn’t because for starters I was in a public place and I had my kids with me.  I know that it’s okay to show emotion in front of them, but I didn’t want to explain the situation or talk about how I was feeling at that moment.  My heart felt broken and part of it still feels broken.
Thankfully though Miss J pulled through her coma and was released to go home yesterday morning.  While it’s a great thing that she came through the coma with no damage to her memory and was well enough to go home, I know that the time is quickly drawing near for me to say my good-bye to her.  And that just makes me even more sad.  However, Miss J has been blessed to live on this Earth for over 90 years.  That’s something that seems to rare in these days with bombings, kidnappings and all the other craziness going on.
And I’m blessed to have met her and have had the opportunity to bond with her.  She has definitely made my soul blossom and I will always cherish that.  The memory and essence of who she is will always be with me.  I’m just thankful that God granted her another day, another minute, another second of life for the time being to share with those of us who love her the most!


  1. Quiana

    April 25, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    What a blessing that she pulled through and that you were able to have such a beautiful relationship with her so far. She really sounds like a remarkable woman!

  2. YUMMommy

    May 1, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    She is and has definitely had a big impact my life.

  3. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    May 1, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    She is and has definitely had a big impact my life.

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