Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for. I asked the kids at church to think of their top ten things that are thankful for a few weeks ago, so I thought I would do the same. Here goes...

1. God- for the gift of life and for loving me even when I fail.
2. My husband who supports me, loves me, cares for me and is the best daddy to our kids.
3. My kids who keep me laughing, teach me and inspire me daily to be a better mother. They are truly gifts from God!
4. My parents and sister who have always encouraged me in everything I do.
5. My job in a church that allows me to be a minister and a mother. I am surrounded by amazing people who remind of God's presence everyday.
6. My home... I love my home- the layout, the size, the location. It suits all of our needs.
7. My friends... there are too many to name, but those who have known me throughout the good and bad times and who still love me for me.
8. I am thankful that my husband has a job that challenges him and uses his gifts and talents. And I am thankful that Greenville is only 2 hours away from us because he can still come home when he needs to.
9. It may seem trivial, but I am thankful for my Honda Odessey because it is safe, the three car seats fit perfectly, XM radio and a rear entertainment center for those long drives with the kids.
10. Food... especially Trader Joe's yummy frozen meals that keep me fed after the kids go to bed.

And I know I said 10 things, but one more...
11. Sleep... I love that my kids NOW sleep through the night since none of them did until they were one year old. I love that my cats curl up in bed with me and keep me toasty warm on these cold nights. And I love that I wake up in the middle of the night when one or both of my girls climbs in bed with me when daddy is gone.

So, there you go... just a few things that I am thankful for as I look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with my family over the next few days.

I hope you all have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving with those you love!

1 comment:

Ashby Howard said...

We forget how much there is to be thankful for! And what a great reminder just after Thanksgiving weekend...the beginning of advent. It's really not that hard to be thankful for our Lord, even when things are tough!