Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Counting Blessings

As I have been lazy at home with Nathan today, my mind has been busy counting my blessings. In the spirit of the season, I wanted to write them down, not just to share with you, but to have a record of the good things in life. We all have our troubles, but we have to remember to appreciate what we have. So, here we go - my thanks (in no particular order):

  • I am thankful for Nathan. Nathan has grown up to be a loving, caring, and passionate individual. I'm not sure how we managed to create such an amazing person, but I am thankful every day we did.

  • I am thankful for Owen. The fact that I am still able to carry a healthy baby is one of my biggest blessings this year. Every kick, tumble, and roll I feel is another day closer to meeting this little miracle.

  • I am thankful for my Angel. Although this precious little baby was only in my womb for a few months, she will forever be part of my heart and part of my family. I am thankful for my new outlook on life.

  • I am thankful for Jonathan. Without such an amazing husband, I would never have gotten through such a tough year. Plus, I wouldn't have been able to make my amazing children! I am thankful for his love.

  • I am thankful for my Family. From my parents to my in-laws to my siblings to my grandmothers, I am so thankful to have been raised in a loving environment. You make me who I am and you are all an inspiration to me.

  • I am thankful for my Friends. I have some of the best friends anyone could ever have. I know they will always be there and that will never change, no matter how long we're apart.

  • I am thankful for the Opportunities given to my family this year. Our move to Nashville has been great and it wouldn't have been possible without my family believing in us. I am thankful to have a place to call home.

  • I am thankful for my Faith. In a year where I could have turned away from it, my faith is now stronger than ever. I trusted God to help me and ended up hearing a new calling. I'm thankful He has kept me on this path.

  • Finally, a few Extras: I'm thankful for my patch of earth, date nights, a caring OB, my work commute, maternity jeans, time with my family, my CYM kids, four-day weekends, hugs for no reason, and wide-open spaces.

I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving tomorrow and remember to count your blessings, too. No matter what problems you have faced this year, there is always something to be thankful for. Happy Wednesday!

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