Monday, December 1, 2008

So thankful...

I really enjoy Thanksgiving...

I enjoy the fall weather (especially this year in Arkansas at my was so nice we ate outside on their deck, I went jogging with my husband in the morning and after dinner we played football in the backyard... it was beautiful, warm, clear, crisp weather!

I enjoy the football and the family and the food!

I think I mostly enjoy though the reminder to count your blessings and to be thankful for the little, but oh so important things in life.

Some of the things I'm most thankful for are:

My two darling kiddos! I love being their mom! I love that I can make them smile and laugh and that I get to stay home with them and comfort and play with them. I love that Taylor is learning so much and that we can have conversations with each other now. She is my sweet little "girlfriend" and we have so much fun together. My little Max melts my heart! He has the sweetest smile and is such a jolly little fellow! I'm so blessed to be their mom!

My most wonderful best husband Tom. Anyone who knows him knows what an amazing "catch" I got! He is so full of patience, kindness, tenderness and love. He's also my favorite form of entertainment...some people think he's quiet and not open...they just don't have the blessing of being close to him. We know better! He's so fun and lively and is quick to bring laughter to our days. He motivates me to be better and do better and to be the great wife that he deserves. I love that we have marital "bliss"! I love him!

Our home. We're not in our dream home backyard, or garage that we can park in so we don't have to scrape our windows when it snows :-). It's just a cozy apartment. But, I'm thankful for it. It's warm, safe and is filled with so many joyful memories. I love that it's in Colorado (one of the most sunshine filled, breathtaking states).

My friends. I have been blessed with so many wonderful, amazing people that I can call my friends. I have some I've recently made here in Colorado and they help fill my life with that day to day comfort and joy that us women need. And, others whom I have been friends with for years and even though we don't get to communicate much..I still feel the warmth of friendship from. Thank you dear friends!

My body. It is by far not perfect! I have so many flaws...but really, they don't matter. I'm thankful to have a healthy body that I can take care of and that allows me to care for others. I'm thankful for the skills my body has to make things and to be creative, to grow children and to give birth, to nurse them and to run after them.

My faith. It's not perfect either...still working on that. But, even though I have lots of anxieties and fears about the insecurities in life, I still have peace and comfort in this world. (John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you.)

There are SO many other things...hundreds and hundreds of things I'm thankful for. But, some of those things are currently requiring my I'll just say that the one thing I give the most gratitude to is to my God who has blessed me and blessed me again with all of these great joys in my life that I can be thankful for.


Callie said...

Thanks for sharing that Mel, it was beautiful and touching! I am glad you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that you came home safely!

Team Covey said...

Your list is so touching. I tear up reading it because life is SO wonderful. We all have so much. I just want to pinch myself all the time. Hope all is well with you and your cute fam.