come into my closet, come under my bed, where you'll find me hiding,
the fear in my head.

abuse in the past, now, where do i start, making my future,
healing my heart.

crushed, and broken, falling fast-
needing comfort, make it last.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday: Honor and Remember

The Zen of Motherhood posted this:
Honor and Remember

from her post: [quote]
Kevin Baker was a 39 year old disabled veteran of the first Gulf War.

On March 7, Kevin left Norman, Oklahoma on his hand-propelled bicycle.
He planned to bicycle to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness of veteran's issues and promote the adoption of the Honor and Remember flag as a national symbol (HR Bill 1034).

Kevin died of a seizure on March 13 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Please visit the Honor and Remember site
for more information about the flag.

Sign the petition, if you choose.

And, Honor and Remember.

[unquote] what you can to Honor and Remember our veterans, always.
I signed the is nice to be a part of such a worthy cause...
there are over 13,600 people who have signed so far.

Will your voice be heard?

Today, in HONOR of them

33 things I am thankful for....because I like that number...

and because it gives me a goal.

1. family, my family...darling children and supportive husband.
2. extended family, sisters, cousins, grandparents, aunts, friends...
3. our pets, they love us back
4. the Gospel of Jesus Christ. ...knowing he loves me.

5. understanding the Plan of Salvation, and knowing why I am here, and why life is what it is...and that

there will be rest for the Him.

6. being a wife, and a mother.  greatest of all!

7. my freedom...this country, and those who fight for our ability to wake up in the morning in is not like this everywhere in the world,...and I pray for freedom for all, and peace for all beings.

8. prayer

9. being able to write, and having feelings to write about
10. my support here, in my closet...YOU!
11. the opportunity to go back to school
12. being teachable
13. having food in the cupboards, and being able to go to the store for what we need. mostly, being able to feed my children.

14. my memories...many more wonderful than dark ones...and making new ones.

15. my health, my childrens health. my healthy husband.
16. my husbands job, and his ability to make a living that supports our family.
17. lunch with Grandpa....and memories of Grandma ♥

18. talking to my sister everyday. love you sister. Miss you EVERY DAY! xoxoxxx
19. girls night out...and sleepovers with my daughter. she is so cute.
20. Temples, and Families can be Together Forever

...our religion believes this...want to know more,
click here or on the picture of Christ on my sidebar
...or the need help...

21. the 12 Step Program...for recovery...also on my sidebar

...or click here

22. my cousin. her support and her kindness in my trials. going to 12 Step with me... love her....miss her too, 1427.17

23. noon day meals....something my grandpa taught me

24. YOU, again...thank you!

25. sunsets...and sunrises...

26. Spring...and Fall...being renewed...and the beauty of a crisp fall day

27. St. Patricks Day...of course...GREEN
28. my childrens birthdays

...and the memory of each birth

Jesus Christ, yes, again...
30. Grandfather, for his example of an honorable veteran...
31. school plays...and performances, always touch my heart.

32. Birds...and Trees...and places you can fish...

33. To be alive, today, in a day where we can reach out to one another, our voices are heard, we are no longer silenced. Even in our darkest moments, someone will find us, and leave a healing kind comment, to which we know that here, we are not alone, and reminded daily to turn to Christ, who heals us, and helps make it ONE DAY AT A TIME!

It's Thankful THursDAY.

Play along...You are Tagged...Leave me a comment if you are making your list, and I will stop by to read you.

Love, mile 191...Hope ♥


The Real Gal said...

Mile, thanks for posting this worthy cause! We do have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to our military!

I am also thankful for blogs, such as yours, of encouragement to continue my journey and where we of similiar mind can share, cry and be blessed. Thank you! Blessings!

Psych Client said...

Mile, I started my list and got to ten. After reading yours, I got more ideas and will post them when we get home later today. Thanks for putting this initiative out there.

I'm grateful for YOU

LeShel said...

SO much gratitude. So many simple things that bring you SO much joy. Love you!

Prayer Girl said...

Dear Mile191,
You're the first thing I read this morning. I need to remember that when my mind goes to a disturbing place, I can best move it back to the positive by reviewing the many things that fill my heart with thankfulness.

Thanks for reminding me this morning.


Shadow said...

what a list. amazing the things there are to be grateful for when you start writing them down.

April_optimist said...

As always, a beautiful post. And yes, it matter that we support veterans and their families and the current soldiers. (My writers group has a member over in Iraq and every month we put together boxes of stuff to send her.) And I love that you can come up with such wonderful list of things to be grateful for.

who I was, who I am, who I plan to be...

i am trying to heal from severe childhood sexual, emotional,
physical, and mental abuse; and abandonment.

this is my story.

i have good and bad days, and some days the odds seem insurmountable.
i cling to the hope that healing will come to mend the shatter pieces of my heart, mind and body.

mile 191, well, you will understand as you read along.
mile 191, portions of my past have a link on the top right.
mile 191, bottoms up. hears to you and to me.

please, if you know me, just let me know you found me. i need honesty. (and please do not use personal names)
if you want to follow my story, please try to heal with me.
if you want to share with me, please do.
i will post bits of my pain as i can, and leave it here.
i once thought that i would publish...i haven't had the courage.

this is my closet, you are welcome to come in.
just know this is my refuge, healing takes place here,
maybe it will be a refuge to you too.

Quotes from Suvivors United - Standing Strong Together Against Abuse

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Helen Keller

Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard, ' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'
Sydney Harris

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks CORNUT32! ♥

What a sweet award....and thanks for creating something so wonderful that can be passed along to bloggers who are indeed making a difference by sharing their lives.

I invite all my faithful and dear blogger friends to take this award. You indeed have made a difference in my life.

Thank you so much for being with me on my journey to heal....mile 191