Thursday, November 8, 2012

Days 6, 7, 8


Day 6: Election Day! I am grateful I did not experience a massive MI while watching the election results....not one of my best days.

Day 7: I am thankful for the gift of prayer. I am praying for God to guide us in the right direction as we are forced to make a life-changing decision over the next few weeks. We didn't want to see this day come, but it is here and now we must accept it. I am also praying for the 90+ additional coal miners, in our town, who lost their jobs today. It has been a devastating week.

Day 8: I am grateful to have a job.........for now.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Day 5 of Thanksgiving

Day 5: I am grateful to live in America! I love this country and still believe in the possibility of the American dream. Tomorrow is an important day for our country as we will ultimately choose a new path for our country or accept what our Nation has become. I am so thankful we have the right to choose our next leader. Over the past 4 years, I have witnessed so many friends and loved ones lose their jobs. My husband lost his job as a railroad engineer just 1 week ago due to decreased coal production in Southeastern Kentucky. He will have other opportunities to relocate within the company, but that means leaving our home and our families. Even if you do not support the coal industry, please think of the other businesses and careers that are being destroyed in this part of the country. Coal miners are not the only people losing their jobs. I have seen clothing stores, restaurants, gift shops, clinics, funeral homes and many other businesses either close or drastically decrease employees during the past 4 years. Our communities are literally dying. Please, exercise your right to vote tomorrow and save our country.


Sunday, November 4, 2012


So I am just a few days late in starting 30 days of Thanksgiving......I will try to catch up....

Day 1: Due to an unexpected Halloween snow, Trick or Treating was postponed to November 1 so we were able to spend the evening with some of our favorite people. I am so thankful for my family. I have been blessed with great parents, wonderful in-laws, a kind & loving husband, a fantastic brother & sister-in-law, and my precious little neice and nephew.

                                Carsyn & Shane                                

Hank as Elvis

Carsyn as Belle

Day 2: I am grateful to know a loving and forgiving God.

Day 3: I am grateful for my friends. We were able to spend the evening, dancing and laughing with some great friends.

Day 4: I am grateful for my grandfather. We had the privilege to celebrate his birthday today. I am so thankful to have the honor of knowing a man who has made loving God his top priority in life. He has always been grateful for the simple blessings, loving and cherishing his family and never falling prey to greed.