Friday, January 30, 2009

Remember to be thankful

Sometimes it's good to step back and remember everything you're thankful for!

1) I'm thankful that I have five (one is still thankfully gestating) beautiful, healthy children. They may drive me insane sometimes, but they also fill me with love, joy, and gratitude. It's pretty amazing to have not one but FIVE people in your life that you love so deeply and passionately that you would lay down your life in a heartbeat for them.

2) I'm thankful that I am married to an amazing man who loves me back! There are so many people that I know who have gone through devastatingly painful divorces, and my heart breaks for them. It also makes me all the more grateful for what I do have. It's an awesome feeling to be married to your best friend.

3) I'm thankful that I have such a great relationship with my parents. I talk to people all the time who distance themselves from their parents as much as they can and gripe every time they have to spend time with them. I would love to live closer to my parents, so I could see them all the time. I'm grateful for the times I do get to see them and for free in-service mobile minutes!

4) I'm thankful that this crap I have appears to just be the flu. It will eventually go away, and I'll be able to breathe again. Too many people deal with health problems every day. I can handle the flu.

5) I'm thankful for good friends who I can gripe to and turn to, and who hopefully feel like they can do the same with me.

6) I'm thankful that we live in an area of the country that is not as hard hit economically as other places. I'm hopeful that it will mean jobs are easier to find.

7) I'm thankful that we've found two fabulous schools for our children. Growing up is hard sometimes and having a good school with caring teachers is one way that it can be easier.

There's so much more that I am thankful for, but I'm getting pretty sleepy, so I am going to TRY and sleep again!


mom said...

And the world is so much better off for you and your Family in it , and we are thankful for all of you. Your the best Mother Daughter Wife and Friend a person can want to live in this life with! Love Ya Mom

Misty said...

Aw mom - I'm so glad I have you!

Becca said...

Wonderful things to be thankful for! I think you have wonderful parents too. Some of the most fun sleep overs were either at your house or Angela's!!