Thursday, November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving to some of my favorite ladies. This morning as I'm sitting here with my family, I'm counting my blessings, big and small. I feel like there is so much to be thankful for this year. We haven't had any significant life changing events over this past year, but I feel more grateful than ever before. Just to have our health, a God who allows us second chances, family that loves us, friends we can count on any time, jobs that provide for our family, and so much more. I've seen people in the social media world listing things they are thankful for every day, and I love that idea. Sometimes we need to just take a minute to be thankful for at least something.
So today, with a full heart, I'm thankful for:
A husband who makes me laugh every day.
A first born daughter who is so much like me, we butt heads daily.
A second born daughter who has no filter, who was born to entertain.
A set of parents who I consider my very best friends (aside from Gerrad).
A Heavenly Father who forgives me for my short comings daily.
Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes, they really do make the chilly fall days a little brighter.
Social media/blogging, and the lifelong friendships I've made with women who I would have never known otherwise.
The smell of sweet little newborn babes.
A job that allows me to stay home with my children, and love on others children at the same time.
Our sweet lab Riley.
Laughter. It really is the best medicine.
Netflix. (Keeping it real here people) Gerrad and I have spent countless hours watching the silliest shows, but it's a way we spend time together.
My niece, who is SO much like Macie, it's crazy.
My girlfriends. They all have such kind hearts, and would be here in an instant if I needed them.
Photographs. Being able to document my children's every milestone is one of my greatest joys in life.
Music. My productivity would be null and void if it wasn't for internet radio.
My inlaws. We always have such a fun time when we're all together. I love holiday family gatherings.
My children's heart for Jesus.
I hope everyone has family to be with today, and takes time out to be thankful for just one thing, no matter how small. Just being with these two little blondes is more than enough to fill my heart!