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Monday, November 27, 2006

Better late than never

I am thankful for so many things in my life. Too often...way too often...we overlook the meaning of Thanksgiving as we scarf down as much rich and enticing food as possible and then sit around in our turkey induced stupor. I have a lot to be thankful for and am going to take a minute to reflect on those things and give thanks and praise to God for giving them to me.

1. I have a happy healthy family that loves one another deeply and that loves the Lord.

2. Breydan, for joining my family this year. He is the completion to the full set and just the thing we were missing to become a family.

3. My nephew, Hudson, who also joined our family this year. He is a true miracle. One that we were told would never happen. God knew better and blessed us with a precious little boy.

4. We have a wonderful house that perfectly fits the needs of our family and has every feature that we HOPED for when looking for a new place to live.

5. The great nation that we live in where we can experience freedom and all that goes with it.

6. I am thankful for our armed forces and those that have sacrificed for that freedom. Thankful to those serving overseas and at home and their families that support them. Without such bravery this would not be the GREAT nation that it is.

7. I am thankful for my longlasting friendships. I have been blessed with several friends who are more like sisters. This is a blessing not many get to experience.

8. For a husband who truly loves me and that I am still truly in love with.

9. Starbucks....without wich I would be a zombie mommy that is useless and scary on Monday mornings. (had to have ONE silly one...being this serious is hard!)

10. Jesus Christ my Lord and savior who made my life and all its blessings possible.

What are you thankful for?


Mimi said...

Great list! Other than the Starbucks, I can relate or feel the saME WAY TO ALL OF IT! I meant to do a list like this but never got around to it.

Carolyn said...

I am thankful that my son is improving so greatly with his speech. It is giving me hope for his future.

Ms.L said...

Aww,this is a great list:)

Gingers Mom said...

Carolyn - that is wonderful. What an awesome thing to be thankful for. That brought tears to my eyes.

Anonymous said...

Great list!! :)

Gabrielle Eden said...

Your life sounds kinda perfect, and I'm drooling....

Mike, Nicki, and Josh said...

Great list!! Hey, I know this is a shameless plug but, if you want to do something for a good cause this holiday season....donate a phone card (so our troops can call home) or gift certificate to those serving us throughout the world. They sell in incraments as low as $5.00. Here's the link: http://www.aafes.com/

Scroll down to the blue area-bottom right to: "Help our troops call home" and "Gifts from the Homefront" If you know someone, great! You can send one to them directly. If not, there is an option to donate. Remember they aren't just in Iraq & the Middle East. Some men & women are in Bosnia, parts of Africa, and near Korea.