Wednesday, November 23, 2011

thankful thoughts

For some reason, the last week has been one of those weeks.
One where no one seems to obey and the kids don't particularly like each other. Or so it seems.
Too many spankings for them and too little patience and energy for me.
So thinking about Thanksgiving tomorrow, I've attempted to redirect all day today and focus on thankfulness and see the blessings all around me.
I made sure to take each kiddo aside at some point today and tell them how thankful I was for each one and why.

I threw them in the backyard for a few pics.
I wanted to remember what they looked like today.

I'm thankful to have a husband who wishes he could be around more. I am thankful for the man he is.
I am thankful for our marriage. It only seems to grow stronger.

I'm thankful for a daughter who felt "super duper bad" and on the verge of tears when she accidentally pulled a lizard's tail off.
Such a big heart. Thankful for her loving spirit.

I'm thankful for a son who enjoys reading to his little brother and sister.
Those moments... you can see their love for him. Heart-melting good stuff.

I'm thankful for another son who has the most random thoughts.
"When I was sick, it felt like I had a leaf in my throat.", "I'm so impressed that GG can take her teeth out.", "Ellie, you smell like a hot tub."
Thankful for these little happies throughout each and every day.

I'm thankful for my family's health.
Some days it seems that too much of our money goes to appointments and medicine, but things could be far worse
and I absolutely don't take that for granted. We are healthy and I am thankful.

I'm thankful for the priviledge to stay home.
I can't imagine how I would handle not being here day in and day out to care for my family. Unthinkable.
It's what I was meant to do and I get to do it. So thankful.

I'm thankful for a God who loves me for me.
It's been a year of stretching and learning and growing closer to Him. He has opened up some new doors for us this year.
Doors that should bring about worry and fear. But I feel peace. His peace covering me... and that's all I really need.

Following in last year's footsteps, I asked the fam what they were thankful for this year...


a really great wife (edited for content)
cool kids
still love to operate
great church
a purpose

my whole family
sparkly shoes
my toys
reading books

sun so bright
moon at night
"Are you singing a song?" He said no. :)
Mommy and Daddy
playing wii
going to church
Justin Bieber
Jesus protecting us

my family
a good house
how we are blessed
Embry's breathing treatments so he can feel better
the police
my toys

Happy Thanksgiving!

3 tellin' me what I want to hear!:

Minnie said...

We are thankful for you and your husband and those precious grandchildren you gave us... you brighten up our lives! Miss being with you all today, but will see you guys Saturday and I can't wait!

Love to all....

Dion said...

I'm thankful for you. You are such a great example of what a Godly mother can and should be!

Nana said...

I'm thankful that you can share the love in your heart and that you can be real. I love hearing about our little ones and their thoughts. I just caught a glimpse of Ellie's sharpie artwork on my keyboard and I don't think I will ever want to get rid it it.

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