welcome to my blog

welcome to my blog

i'm Michelle Gregory, a 55-year-old wife, mom, Jesus-follower, beginning French learner, and Arizona native who moved to Montana 6 years ago (yeah--that was a huge change). i collect way too many craft supplies (and occasionally use them), spend way too much time on Instagram and Facebook, obsessively check my email, and own 2 horses, 2 dogs, and 1 very large black cat. i've been working on the sequel to my one fantasy novel for 9 years (don't you feel better now?). i haven't done anything here for a long time, but maybe jumping back into blogging will get the writer side of my brain humming again.

all of that may be more than you wanted to know, but anyway...

November 27, 2010

thankful

yes, it's Thanksgiving time, so it's easy to remember to be thankful, and yes, you've probably read numerous posts on the subject, but i wanted to make my own list. there are so many things in my life to be thankful for, and these are just a few of them in the grand scheme of things...

♥ i have a husband who loves me and treats me like a queen. he's my chief encourager when i want to quit writing. he loves to cook, plays with the kids, encourages me to get time to myself, and loves me just the way i am.

♥ my kids are all healthy, and the one with Crohn's Disease doesn't have any of the symptoms.

♥ i have 3 great kids. they all get along with each other. i never have to worry about the house being burned down or one of them hurting the others when i leave them alone. they're polite when we go out of the house and i enjoy being with them.

♥ my oldest son has a very creative mind and is helping me write my sequel. his name will be on the cover. how many people get to write with their 16 year old son?

♥ my husband has a job, we have a house, we have everything we need, and a lot of things we want.

♥ for the most part, we get along with our extended families and enjoy being with them.

♥ my dizzy episodes are relatively gone. i can drive anytime i want, keep the house under control, and do the things that need to be done. beyond that, i'm enjoying my life for the first time in a long time. when they do hit me, my husband has no problem doing what i can't do or being ok with it not getting done.

♥ the internet has led me to so many great friends. without it i would never have started writing and i love writing. i just have to be careful to not spend all of my time on it.

♥ even though it can drive me crazy, i'm thankful for my creative brain and all the story ideas and the ability to put them down in a way that's entertaining and encouraging.

♥ my blogging friends. what an encouraging community of writers and cool people i've found.

♥ friends from my past i've been able to connect with again. just yesterday, i visited with a lady i've known since 3rd grade. that's a 40 year friendship. cool.

♥ readers of my novel have kept me going when i thought it was time to quit.

♥ i have a God who loves me and wants the best for me, and provides more than i could ever ask for or imagine.

3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amen to all of those, Michelle!

KarenG said...

What a wonderful list, Michelle! Thank you for sharing it.

Angela Ackerman said...

I love that your hubby is so supportive and your son is helping to write one of your books. That's just too cool for words!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse