What Am I Thankful For?

6 Nov

I think I cam officially call it the holiday season. November is a month where everyone should show their gratitude for everything they have. In honor of that I am going to write a few posts this month about things I am thankful for.

1. I am thankful for my husband. He is my best friend, my other half. He keeps me awake until midnight talking about everything and anything. He has always been my number one fan and has supported me in everything I have done in the past six years. He has made me a better person, and for that I am thankful.

2. I am thankful for God blessing me with the smartest, most handsome, most stubborn, most curious son on the planet. Nikkos has given me strength that I never imagined I could have. His smiles have gotten me through the roughest days and his hugs have given me hope and strength. Having my son is one of the best things that has ever happened in my life.

3. I am thankful for my baby girl. My princess. Ariahna has filled a hole in my heart that I never even knew existed before she was born. She adores her daddy and thats ok with me. She prefers high heels over tennis shoes and pink is her favorite color. Her brother is her best friend and she always gives everyone the benefit of the doubt. The world can learn a lot from her.

4. I am thankful for my step-daughter, Jordan. I have never met a better big sister and we are incredibly blessed to have her in our family. She has a smile that will light up any room and has overcome more in ten years than most people have in a lifetime. Having her in my life has taught me about unconditional love and for that I am forever thankful.

5. I am thankful for my parents and their spouses. When the rest of the world turned their backs on us they didn’t. They always had faith in our family and let us learn things the hard way which we needed to do. They love my children as much as I do and they let me be the parent while they take on amazing roles as grandparents and for that I am thankful.

6. I am thankful for my grandma. When I am feeling discouraged she has a way of making me feel confident again. She doesn’t judge me and I can always count on her to be the voice of reason. She has the worlds most beautiful smile and a spirit that is full of life. She has set an amazing example as to what a woman is supposed to be and for that I am thankful.

7. I am thankful for my job. I look forward to work every single day and genuinely enjoy what I am doing. I am thankful that my job has given us a cushion in our budget and am thankful that it allows me to still stay at home with my kids. It has been such an educational and trying couple of years and we are finally seeing the results of all of our hard work and for that I am thankful.

8. I am thankful to have a roof over my head. A few years ago we nearly didn’t have a roof over our heads at all and now we have a house in a neighborhood that I love. We have great neighbors, the babysitter lives 1 1/2 blocks from us and Tom’s job is 1/4 mile away. We have a yard for the kids to play in and even have space for our office and inventory. For all of that I am thankful.

9. I am thankful that I feel complete. I have the life I never thought would be possible a few years ago. My heart is whole. My head is clear. My life is going in the right direction.

10. I am thankful that we live in a country where citizens have the ability to vote for who the president is. I am thankful that I was given the opportunity to stand outside in the cold for two hours so my voice could be heard.

One Response to “What Am I Thankful For?”

  1. Grandma November 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    I am thankful for you and for your lovely essay; especially #6. You made my day and week and month! xoxo

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