This Thanksgiving, I am reminded of what I am grateful for.
I am grateful that I married my best friend. That he still knows how to make me laugh at myself. That he has my back. That he’s the best daddy in the whole world.
I am grateful to be Anna’s mommy. Her smile and sweet kisses light up my days.
I am grateful to feel our son’s precious kicks in my belly.
I am grateful for Zofran, Prevacid and Tums.
I am grateful to live in a safe, warm home that we can afford.
I am grateful that amidst this country’s great economic turmoil, Jon has kept his job.
I am grateful that Jon has a boss that cares personally for our family.
I am grateful that we have always been able to feed and clothe our child.
I am grateful that Jon and I both come from families with strong marriages. Jon’s parents have been married for 32 years. My parents have been married for 43 years.
I am grateful to have had a mom and dad who always made me feel loved, supported and secure.
I am grateful for my 3 crazy sisters – my best friends. Life wouldn’t be nearly as fun without them. And I would have made a lot more mistakes in life without having the opportunity to learn from them : P
I am grateful for my God. I am grateful that my identity is found in Him and not in this crazy broken world. I pray that everyone would personally experience the peace and fulfillment in their lives that only He can bring.
I am grateful that I live in a country in which I can worship freely, without fear of persecution.
I am grateful to have a wonderful church home.
I am grateful for our life group – for the men and women who challenge me and hold me accountable on a daily basis.
I am grateful for dear friends. Far and near.
I am grateful for the show Parenthood – my Wednesday morning DVR guilty pleasure.
I am grateful that in 4 days I will be the proud owner of an iphone. Yes this sounds like a shallow thing to be grateful for, but I’m about to throw my old phone against the wall for dropping calls and randomly turning off when I am mid-sentence. While I know I need to step away from screens more often, I am grateful for phones and even social media which allow us to to keep in touch with loved ones far away.
I am grateful for a great local library that provides FREE access to books and story time for Anna. And that the sweet librarians know me by name : )
I am grateful for Aldi. It sounds silly, but Aldi seems like the only place these days to affordably shop for groceries. Thank you Kristan for pushing me to GO. And no, Aldi is not sponsoring this post. But if someone from your company wants to donate some gift cards, I wouldn’t refuse…
I am grateful to live near MOST of my family. Can’t have it any better than to hop in the car for ten minutes and be at my parents’ or in-laws’ house.
I am grateful for laughter – the kind that makes you snort and ugly cry.
I am grateful for the warm cup of coffee Jon brings to me every morning, fixed just the way I like it.
I am grateful for my family’s health. It’s been a cancer-free year for my extended family!
I am grateful for our camera, and everything God is teaching me through photography.
I am grateful for my freelance design business. My awesome clients help support our family and allow me to stay home with our children. This is a gift I do not take for granted.
I am grateful for blogging. For the creative outlet it brings me and the friends I have made along the way.
What are you most grateful for?