27 February 2009

Photo Hunt - Thankful


The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is Thankful. I am thankful to my parents who did everything they could to ensure that my sister and I had the opportunities that they never had when young.

54 comments:

Claudia said...

What a wonderful posting! It's an honour to meet your parents. They did a great job in raising their children well. The gratitude in your heart proves it.

Pat said...

Beautiful post! :-)

Have a great weekend.

Renegade Eye said...

Really moving post.

Nevin said...

They should be proud parents as you are a very sweet and kind person... :)

Carver said...

Great post and wonderful photographs. Happy weekend.

isaiah said...

a toast to parents all over the world.

Sue said...

Wonderful take on the theme! :)

ancient one said...

There are so many things to be thankful for and your parents were your choice for the theme... Excellent choice!!

julie said...

yes, in everything else, we should be thankful to our parents :) I did too, in one of my PH entries :)

I hope you are alright now, be well! :)

YTSL said...

Simple, direct and beautiful. Well done, jams! :)

SASSY MOM said...

Awwwww, so sweet of you. This week's theme is really heartwarming. Happy weekend!

CRIZ LAI said...

That's a great thankful message to both your parents Jams. I love it! :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

RJ Flamingo said...

Lovely post. Thank you for sharing something so personal.

Hope you're up and around soon!

Have a great weekend, and stop by if you get the chance...

Mudhooks said...

This world would be a better place if every parent did so....

archiearchive said...

Good parents are something special to be honoured.

Mar said...

Wonderful tribute.

Aileni said...

Good post and a reason to be Thankful you still have them.

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely. We have to be thankful for so many things.

Sherry said...

Very nice post.

Take care of your leg.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

A wonderful tribute. We so rarely do this that such reminder is needed indeed.

Have a great weekend!

Lene said...

Just beautiful!!!A great tribute to your wonderful parents :)

Have a nice day :)

gen/entry said...

Such a nice and touchy entry my friend good choice. happy weekend.

Napaboaniya said...

I'm 100% sure they're thankful for having your sister and you as their children :)
A very lovely post.

EastCoastLife said...

Oops... when we have children, we are thankful for them and tend to forget our parents. :P

Gattina said...

Wonderful ! what a tribute to your parents !

CherryPie said...

Lovely post :-)

Shinade said...

Jams this is a wonderful post and tribute to your parents.

I no longer have either one of mine and I miss them very much.

Thanks for dropping by to visit me. I cleaned my house, played catch up on the phone with my family, played with my pets, ate like a small pig, slept like a baby, and I am up and ready to go.

Thanks for this wonderful and very heartfelt post this week.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2009/02/thankful.html

Happy weekend,
Jackie:-)

Daisy said...

Gosh, how wonderful to honor your parents!

Hootin' Anni said...

This is just so perfect Jams!!!! In every way.

Mine is posted now....come on over to view. The camaraderie of brothers. Of which I'm thankful; my grandsons!!!

HERE is my THANKFUL

Vita Stunder said...

This is a wonderful post Jams!
And it really warms my heart to see you honour your parents and it feels so 'real'.
That's for sure is something to be thankful about!

I hope you feeling better now!
Have a great weekend :)

Anna

Brita said...

What a wonderful post!
Thanks for sharing that with us. And thanks for visiting too.

Maureen Hayes said...

Firstly, I hope you are feeling better, you remain in my prayers. I LOVE these photos of your parents, they are so powerful and you can see how much love you have for one another. A terrific post for Thankfulness!

Mine is up at:

http://beingchronicallyillisapill.blogspot.com/2009/02/photohunt-saturday-thankful.html

Happy photo hunt and get well soon!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

tanabata said...

What a lovely post!

Shoshana said...

Wonderful post!

kaye said...

Parents are the best, its good to realize that while you can still enjoy being with them

Lynn said...

We're lucky to have parents who love us through and through. :)

Gabriel said...

Lovely, Jams. What a beautiful tribute!

Annie said...

Beautiful post. I'm thankful to my parents too. This theme is getting me all teary eyed. :)

I hope you are feeling better - have a nice restful weekend.

diXymiss said...

Bless you, Jams, for honoring your parents in this way. So much character in these beautiful faces.

Siani said...

I've spending today catching up with my blog-reading today, as I've not done much since that horrid mugging incident. I'm so sorry to hear that you lost little Mimi - I've only just found out. I can't understand how I missed your post - I guess that's what having a knife at your throat does for you. Little Mimi was lucky to have been taken in by you and the not-wife - most people won't consider adopting a disabled pet - and she will have had a wonderful, happy life with you and the other kitties. Once again, I'm so sorry to hear about her loss, and also, sorry to be so late in offering my sympathies. Take care...

TorAa said...

My dear Irish bloggerfriend,it seems that we have the same idea regarding Thankful.

The Social Frog said...

What a wonderful post! Very nice :)

candi said...

So gracious of you to thank your parents. Nice post.

sammawow said...

Such a wonderful post for thankful!

Heart of Rachel said...

This is a wonderful post. It's a blessing to have loving and supportive parents.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Jientje said...

What a beautiful thing to be thankful for! I'll bet they are so proud of you and your sister Jams!!!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

A great tribute to you parents. Nice post.
I posted late, come on by for a quick laugh. lol

Liz said...

A lovely tribute!

Ole Phat Stu said...

Wow! Jimmy Carter is you Mom???

No, seriously, great post!

Ardent said...

How lovely!!

A Thank you and an acknowledgement is the best present a parent can receive.
:)

Eleanor Merling Meijer said...

Shaun?
Who's that handsome looking lad I see in the picture..is it Uncle Paddy?
He looks sweet!
Eleanor

jams o donnell said...

Hi Eleanor. It is indeed!