Friday, September 26, 2008

I am Thankful for _____________!

I love these fill in the blanks! I was reading Redbook (a chick magazine for those that did not know) and for everyon that is apart of their cover they have a t-shirt that says, "I love my ________ life" and everyone is to fill in what they love about their life. Well, since it's fall and fall is associated with Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving is when you are to reflect on what you are Thankful for, I've decided to get a head start on this. I've posted a lot of gripes within the last few posts and now I am going to be thankful! Let's hope this post is one of my longest ones yet! ;-)

I am thankful for my God. My Savior Jesus Christ who died on the cross for my sins. It overwhelms me that if I was the only person living on this earth, He still would have died to save ME! My God is my Father, my Daddy whom I enjoy just crawling into his lap and letting go of all my fears, failures, saddness, and all the good stuff too!

I am thankful for my husband. He is my best friend. My life partner. We've been through a lot the last 6 1/2 years we've been together! He's stuck by my side through it all. Through the tears from both sadness and joy! He has ridden on my emotional rollar coaster of life. He supports me. He encourages me. He loves me. He cooks and cleans. I love our secrets we have between us that only we know. I love that he knows how some things are so important to me that regardless of how I feel, he is there to hug me and listen. I am so thankful that our paths crossed...

I am thankful for my parents. My mom and dad are both extremely supportive of me! They care about me, about my husband, about our life and our future. I love the traits I get from my parents. Although neither are perfect and life has been rocky and our relationships have had their ups and downs, I do not know what I would do without my mom and dad.

I am thankful for my brothers, as irritating and annoying and aggrivating that they can be! I am thankful, first time in my entire life, for not having a sister. Although I spent many years torturing you boys with Barbies, babies, dress up, and all I am thankful it was BOYS and not GIRLS I was playing with! :-) I am thankful that I had siblings... I thoroughly enjoyed growing up in a large family. Someone is always around. Always available to talk to. Someone is usually there that can relate to where you are or wanting to head in life.

I am thankful for my extended family and other loved ones. Although we may not currently talk everyday or be up to speed on what's exactly happening in our lives, I still think about you often and pray that everyone is well.

I am thankful for my in-laws... Everyone from Charles' parents to siblings to nieces. I love them all! I am thankful to have a relationship where I can pick up the phone and call whenever need be and not worrying about some horrible relationship there. I am thankful that I have been welcomed into the family as well!

I am thankful for my friends. Friends with whom I was once extremely close to and who were there for me during the real tough times in my life. Although life has taken us different directions, you four girls will always have a very special place in my heart!!!!!!! I am thankful for the "old" friends with home I still keep in contact with and am looking forward to sharing the many new life adventures we'll share together! :-)

I am thankful for the new friends I am making in Missouri. I have met a great bunch of people within different settings. Each one has a unique and special story to tell with amazing trust and confidence. I am looking forward to many more girl chats and getting to know you so much more!

I am thankful for my doggies. Although some of you have heard me bicker and copmlain about these darn four legged babies of ours... They are hilarious to watch! We have decided that Jack (Jack Russell Terrier about 20 pounds) thinks he is bigger than he is and Jill (Lab/American Bulldog mix about 60 pounds) thinks she is smaller than she is! It's hilarious to play with them. To watch them play together. To see how jealous they get of one another...

I am SO thankful that I have a job. Yes, I need another job. I need a job that pays me enough to make all our monthly bills... But, none the less, I AM thankful that I have a job paying me something at this moment!!! And, I am thankful that it's literally like 2 miles from my house! :-)

I am thankful for technology. That I have had the ability to connect with ladies all over the world, literally, and each and every one of them have a very special place in my heart! You know who you ladies are!!!!! Yall are the absolute best and when I win the lottery, we're so having tea in the Saraha Desert!!! :-)

I am thankful to whoever invented nail polish. Yes. Nail polish. I LOVE this stuff!!!! The oh so many colors available... The various moods these colors portray. How a simple new coat of nail polish can make me feel oh so pretty! :-) The reds and pinks and browns and oranges and blues and greens and yellows and golds!!!! They're all beautiful!

I am thankful for my and my husband's health. We are both in excellent health! Although we have other struggles, I'd take those struggles any day of health concerns! I am thankful that we can see the beautiful seasons that God created! That we can hear the birds chirping and those annoying night critters making their beautifully LOUD sound. I am thankful that we can smell the flowers, fresh cut grass, new rain. I am thankful that although Jack is scared to death of thunderstorms, that we can hear the gentle rolling thunder as we lay in bed talking about life... I am thankful.

I am thankful for the ability to get my education as a free woman in the United States of America. I am thankful that I can worship my God without fear. I am thankful to all those who have fought for America's freedom.

I am thankful that I have clothes on my back. I am thankful that I have a roof over my head. I am thankful that I have a vehicle to drive. I am thankful that I have shoes to cover my feet. I am thankful that I have clean water to drink and food to eat. I am thankful that I have the ability to wash my clothes as many times as my heart desires in fresh and clean water.

I am thankful I can go see a Doctor whenever I need to. I am thankful that we have individuals who spend many years studying medicine to find cures for the various cancers out there along with HIV/AIDS, childhood illnesses, and other various sicknesses. I am thankful that the research continues in all these areas.

I have to throw this in there for my very special ladies reading... I am thankful for Home Pregnancy Tests!!!! No longer are the days of the 1800th century where the only way to find out if you were pregnant were to inject a rabit with a women's blood and then kill it... Nor do we need to urinate on a special flower to see if red dots appear. Instead, I am thankful that we can simply pee on a stick and watch a line (or two) appear with great anticipation! We can pee on as many as we wish without another soul ever having to know unlike if we were going around killing rabbits or squatting in the middle of a flower field! *Where's the AMEN ladies???*

I am thankful for Sunflowers. My favorite. I am thankful that they are always pointing towards the Sun in resemblance of the Son of God and to always follow Him! I am thankful for Roses (Charles' favorite flower) as a Rose would not be as sweet if called by any other name... Whose that famous line by?

Well, I must conclude my list of "Thankful's" as Charles is coming home from work and we both must awaken at 4am for work tomorrow so it's way past sleepy time! I hope you take time to be thankful for what you have in your life, no matter how simple or complex it may be! Share what you are thankful for if you do wish! I'd love to hear all about it! :-) Goodnight.

3 comments:

squirrelgirl said...

AMEN on the POAS part (LOL). You DO have a lot to be thankful for, as do I. And I need to be better about pausing to remember that. Thanks for the gentle nudge in the right direction.

kearsten said...

Love the POAS part, but you've got the rose bit wrong!
'That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet'-Juliet Capulet
It WOULD still smell as sweet because it would still be the same, no matter what it was called.

On a side note, what flower is it that was used as a pregnancy test?? LOL Not heard that one before! How funny!

The Swann's said...

Kearsten,

They are Dandelion Flowers and according to peeonastick.com, false. BUT, read the article for other info. :-) Us women pee on whatever we can in hopes of wanting to be pg! :-)

http://www.peeonastick.com/hptfaq.html