Thursday, January 17, 2008

It's Good to Be Me

Now Brenda has tagged me with something entirely new. It's another way for me to count my blessings and realize what a wonderful life I have, and therein my children have wonderful lives.

1. No one has a perfect childhood, no one. I can remember wondering why we didn't have Ward and June Cleaver for parents...I can't explain it to you, but it's good to be me because we were loved and not spoiled, and although my parents often misunderstood me, my grandparents never did. How lucky was that?

2. When I was twenty I found the perfect man, or he found me...I guess we found each other. It was a first marriage for us both and we muddled through it, making mistakes along the way, but loving each other completely throughout it. It is good to be me because I see no reason for the situation to change in the very least.

3. I see them collecting coats for children and it is good to be me because I am able to donate coats and my children and granddaughter have never had to go cold or hungry.

4. Although I have health issues, it is good to be me because financially I don't have to choose between getting my medicine this month or buying groceries to feed us for the month.

5. I don't have scads of friends who live nearby, I can tell you their names and still have one hand left. But the four I consider to be my friends I would trust with the deepest darkest secret in my life. And they know who they are. It's good to be me because they will never question that their names are written in my heart.

6. I have two sons and in turn they have given me two daughters. I have one granddaughter. It's good to be me because they are all healthy and intelligent and while I may worry about them, I really have no reason to worry about them.

7. I love to write and have a passion for words, though sometimes when it's wet and cold my fingers get so stiff and painful that it's hard to sit at the keyboard and type. It's good to be me because I am too cantankerous to let it take control and am able to fight through the pain and keep on keeping on.

8. Finally, it's good to be me because I have learned not to let anything get me down...I am strong willed and that in itself is a blessing. I'd like to thank Brenda for reminding me that it's so much better to count your blessings instead of sheep.

I'd like to ask these four to tell us why it's good to be them:
Mary at
Teresa at
Kathy at
Joan over at
and finally, Cassie at

No, I lied, I want to know more about SusieQ at
and Jenn and Jacqui at
and Vee at
and Penny at and that ever so quiet Christine at
You are so interesting, I like to know more about why it is so great being you, that next week I intend to tag 9 more, and keep doing it till I get you all.
I wonder if this is what you might call a prayer chain?


Unknown said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog :)
I will show my growing belly as I grow.. its a blessing for sure... this is our 5th bundle of joy.
I hope to get to know Jodie better.
Hope you enjoy your weekend, it was nice meeting you!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Ilove themall but can truly relate to #7and#8. Have a blessed night...Mary

PAT said...

Ah, I loved this list, Sandi!


Jeanne said...

Good post! Always good to count our blessings. Have a great weekend Sandi. I'll be posting some pictures tomorrow!

Justabeachkat said...

So many blessings! I loved reading your list.

Thanks for tagging me. I'll get busy on my list this afternoon.


Terri Steffes said...

Your #1 is just like me! JUST LIKE ME, down to the grandparent thing and all!

Unknown said...

Hi Sandi,
Great list and it is good to be you. You have so many blessings for sure. I have some of the same blessings. And thanks for tagging me, I will do it this weekend. I hope you have a great weekend.

Susie Q said...

Oh how I loved this Sandi! It IS good to be you but I think it is good to KNOW you! I am blessed by that!

I will love doing this!


Unknown said...

Great Post Miz Sandi!

I've not ever had as much trouble with the typing as I do writing in long hand. I used to have pretty writing but now it hurts too much and it looks like chicken scratch, but it's still good to be me because at least I got an education and I can read, write and think...

kari and kijsa said...

You are wonderful to count your blessings! Such a fun post!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Justabeachkat said...

I'm working on my list. But in the meantime, come by my blog for a special and well deserved award for you.

Hugs sweet friend!

Mary said...

you are so naughty but I will try to do this

Mockingbird Hill said...

Okay...I got the tag and now to get my brain in gear! I really enjoyed reading about your special things..thanks for including me!


Unknown said...

How sweet of you to say :) Thank you! Cant believe it myself sometimes...
Have a great weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandi, great post, we loved reading about you!! Well thanks for the tag, are you not sick of us yet after the quiz? lol We are just about to post so we'll get onto it next week, promise! Have a great weekend hon! J & j

Anonymous said...

I knew it was good to be you.. you awsome sweet lady. Thanks for allowing me to know you and thanks to Kari for Me meeting Aunt Sandi.

NeereAnDear said...

You are so adorable and so full of life... I love your spirit... its hard to count your blessings sometimes... then we get a smack upside the head that reminds us we have many



Vee said...

Awww, you didn't! LOL!

Well, it was fun to read yours anyway. I'll make every effort to do this one before next week's end.

Adla said...

What great resons to be Sandi. A reminder for blessings near or far :)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Thanks for the tag! Sounds like fun...

Andrea Frazer said...

It's good to be me because I can read about you.