another day to be thankful

Hey Everyone,  I come to Daily Strength every day.  I don't talk as much to the  many friends that I have made.   I miss you but I realize that life must go on for all of you.  I am pleased that you are going on with the everyday bussiness of life.
I know as the holidays approach some of you will be having Thanksgiving and Christmas without your loved ones. I promise to pray for each of you. I can't imagine having to spend the time without my Steve.  But I do know that it could easily be me instead of you.  My good friends, Carol, Gail, Linda, Kathy, just to name of few. I wish I could take some of this pain away, but you know I can't.   I will be here to comfort and love you with my heart if you will let me.
All is well at our house.  Steve is doing ok and just recently wanted me to trade our car so that I would be safe if something happened to him.  Whose to know if he will go first or me?  That is in God's hands and I will trust him. I send you each my prayers and hugs!!  love you,  Wanda 
PS... I have learned from Carol that "if be" I could trade cars myself........LOL
 

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msgrace
msgrace

Hi Wanda,

Ray made me do the same thing about a car last March. In fact, I had to do all the shopping and dealing with those obnoxious salespeople. Even though we don\'t like to think of life without our husbands, I appreciate their concern for us.

I, too, hurt for all the dear sisters who will be spending their first Thanksgiving and Christmas without their loves. What an inspiration they all are to us still in this battle.

Hugs!
ellsworth007
ellsworth007

Sounds like your babe is just trying to take care of you like you take care of him. Maybe trading it in is something that will make him happy knowing you will be safe.I am trying to have joy in every day and let God show the way. Its amazing how freeing and empowering that is . Thanks for your updates, I enjoy many of the women on the DS site. Gail H ( another Gail )
Angelpuss
Angelpuss

Dearest Wanda,
My heart goes out, too, to people everywhere who will be spending these holidays without their loved one.I find you all, and other friends that are still in the battle, such as you, sweet Wanda, such an inspiration.
I\'m glad to hear that Steve is doing OK.
My love and hugs to you both,
Angel xxx
deleted_user
deleted_user

Sweet entry! I hope you and Steve have a wonderful treasured holiday season. You are right that you never know which one will go first. Dan and I always believed that way too. He could have been healed and I could have been killed in an accident or a hundred other ways. It is just not in our hands.
hugs, Angie
bgoodwin44
bgoodwin44

The Holidays Are Difficult Without Mom,
But Knew I Could Not Have Her Forever..

I Thank God, That I Am Blessed With My,
3 Children and Grandbaby Now !

Told My Daughter, I\'m Going To Buy \'Hailey\' Her 1st . .DOLL !
My Daughter, Just Kinda Looked at Me . .\'Funny\' !

What Kind Of Car, are You Thinking About,
I Just Bought A Brand New Honda Civic. .Love It !

Love Ya, Barbara
deleted_user
deleted_user

Wanda....We traded in our two cars just weeks before Buddy died. It made him happy to know I was going to be safe in a new 4 wheel drive Jeep. Tomorrow I reach that dreaded one year anniversary and have planned to take work off and make the hour and half trip to the cemetery and visit and talk to my dear husband and spend some time with my feelings and evaluating what I have accomplished over the last year. I know there has been a lot of pain and tears but I am coming out of that tunnel of darkness and seeing the light. My heart still aches and I will always love and miss my dear Buddy but I also realize I need to move on with my life..hugs Ellen
deleted_user
deleted_user

Hi Wanda,

thank you so much for the welcome back hug, it is good to be back with all of my dear friends, i have missed you all so much.. This has been a very rough year for alot of us and especially for our dear friends that have lost thier husbands to this disease.. My heart goes out to them as the holidays approuch, and i will be here for anyone who needs any extra support, with prayers and support of love and caring.. I know how fortunate and full of gratitude that Tim will be here another year with me, i think back that 3 times this year alone Tim was so close to losing his life to septis from the infection, toxicity from the torisel, and crashing on the OR table when he had his surgery but God was with him and for this i will be entirely gratful this year and be there for anyone who needs support to get thru the holidays with a hand to hold..

Take care,
Love,
Becca