ic Kathe With an E: Gratitude

Saturday, February 2, 2013


This post is going to be real. No pretty pictures to share, just words to you, from me.

Dear Friends,
If you follow me on Facebook then you already know but, for those of you that don't, after four long, worrisome months, I got a job! 
It is one that I had really wanted and hoped to get. 
It is close to home which I just love. I don't think I've ever worked in the city I live in.
And, it's doing something new and different, getting me out of my comfort zone.
I want to take this time to thank all of you that kept me and Mr. B in your prayers.
I will be honest with you, I am not a religious person, meaning I don't go to church every Sunday. But, I do believe in God, Jesus and the power of prayer.

I really came to realize how powerful prayers can be this time last year.
Those that have been with me for awhile know that 12 months ago we were given the news that my father had only weeks to live.
Infections had taken over and there was nothing more that could be done for him.
My only wish was that he be able to go peacefully from this world and to be able to be with my mother who had passed over 30 years before.
Unfortunately his pain was horrific. 
I sent out missives through emails and Facebook.
My dear blogging friends, you delivered and then some!  
I seriously could feel, deep in my soul, your prayers being delivered.
I saw the pain subside in my father's eyes. 
I saw peace.

So, when I let you know that I had been let go from my job the first of October and you told me you'd keep me in your prayers, I knew I'd be okay. And I was. 
Oh, I ain't gonna lie, there were a few days when I'd let depression take over. 
Then, I'd get an email or a text from one of you asking how I was doing. 
How did you know I needed you right then?  
Maybe it was my own prayer from my heart asking God for something?
Something to make me not feel so alone. 

You were my rocks. You made me laugh, you sent gifts to cheer me up,
you told me everything was going to work out, you told me I was going to be okay.
We've never met but you are my sisters in my heart! 
I don't know if I can ever properly thank you. I am humbled by your love and caring.

Today I am grateful for blogging, for if I had never started this lil ole blog of mine, I would have never had the utmost pleasure of meeting you.
I am grateful for all of your prayers and positive thoughts. 
Should you ever need prayers sent your way, please don't hesitate to let me know.
I owe you big time!!

Much love and peace to you,

I am sharing this post at my dear friend Linda's blog, A La Carte
for her Gratitude Sunday link up. 
 Gratitude Sunday


  1. Oh Kathe - congratulations! I am so happy for you - and so happy to be reading some good news - it does my heart good - thanks for sharing ( we all need to hear things like this )
    And THANK you for having a blog in the first place -
    Much love,

  2. I am so happy that you found a job. I am happy to have met you through Blogland. I also believe in the power of prayer. God is good. xo

  3. Oh I am thrilled for you sweet lady! I am going to thank our Lord for you getting a job and so close to you too!! You are a wonderful lady from blogland and I appreciate you very much. Congrats!! Big hugs,

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  5. I am thankful to have "met " you & happy you got,a job.

  6. They say that good things come to those who wait, but I believe good things come to those who deserve it. I feel honored to be one of your blogging friends who got to meet you in person! Congratulations on your new job!

  7. Kathe , I've just met you through blogging and already know you are a very kind, big hearted person. When I asked for help you went above and beyond to give me advice and aide. I'm so happy for you in finding a new job and my pray for you is that starting work and getting settled in will go smoothly.


  8. Congratulations on the new job....and how exciting to be working in your town and doing something fresh and new! I am a firm believer in the power of prayer and don't know how folks function who don't believe! I know I haven't been blogging long and only discovered your blog a few weeks ago, but you were the first person, after my daughter, to visit me, leave a comment, and become a follower and I thank you for that! May blessings abound for you....:)

    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  9. Congrats! I am sooo happy for you, God Bless!

  10. Congratulations Kathe! That's such great news. Way to go!!

  11. So glad you got the job. I found your blog tonight. The friends we find in blog land are such caring people. So willing to lift each other up in prayer. I have received so much compassion from bloggers. Blessings! Lara

  12. Congratulations on your job Kathe and I hope it is everything you dreamed of. I love your blog and your facebook page. I have met some very dear friends through facebook and blogging.. we are a family.

  13. Congratulations!!! So beautifully said, too! So happy for you.

  14. So. you have spoken from your heart with God's love behind you. Congratulations on your new job!

  15. Congratulations Kathe! I am so, so very happy for you and delighted you found a job you are excited about. Even better that it is close to home. Your new year has started out great. Your gratitude spoke to my heart. I lost my job of 13 years in May and have not found one just yet. I can relate to some of your feelings. I do know that one year from now I will look back on this and realize all is well.

  16. Wohoo! Congrats! :D I'm so happy for you! :D :D

  17. Congrats and the best to you as you start your new adventure,Kathe!!!

  18. Congratulations...very happy to hear that your prayers were answered. Best of luck and hop that we will still be hearing from you on your blog!

  19. I am so excited for you! Thank you for an honest post, for sharing your heart and for encouraging us all to remember that God does answer prayer. I hope you will still have time to blog some, I was just getting to know you and love your posts!

  20. Oh how wonderful. Congratulations !!!! This is super news. Hugs, Marty

  21. A new job and something different - oh, how I wish I were you. You go girl!

  22. Kathe what a heartfelt post! I know what you mean about the power of prayer. Since I've been blogging I've needed it a few times and this wonderful blogging family has come through. When my Mom was so sick and lately for Mr. Toes. I don't go to church but I do believe in God, Jesus and the power of prayer! I'm so happy that you have your new job to start tomorrow. I'm even more thankful that you started blogging so we could meet and I can count you among my very special friends. Can't wait to hear how tomorrow goes! Thanks for sharing this at Gratitude Sunday.
    Big Hugs, Linda

  23. Kathe, I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! Hoping and praying this first day at work is going well for you. What a wonderful answer to prayer!

    You don't have to be "religious" or have perfect attendance in church. You just need to know there is a God who loves you, who wants to be with you, who hears and answers your prayers, and who sacrificed for you. I feel such joy for you, my blogging friend! Can't wait to hear how the new job is going.

  24. Congratulations Kathe. I am glad you love your new job!

  25. I am new to your blog, so I don't know all that you have been through, but I can hear the JOY in your words now! You do have much to be grateful for indeed. Blogging is a wonderful part of our lives and I too have been held up in prayer from my fellow bloggers in the past.
    Do enjoy your new job!