Wow where has the time gone? I thought I just put away my Christmas tree...but here we are again with much excitement. I have been over my Christmas list a hundred times, finding just the right thing for each of my special people. Every year our family has each person give a "What I am thankful for" speech prior to eating and after we pray. Last night in among the sorting of ideas for gifts and decoration I remembered I need to get my thoughts together for my tribute of thankfulness. I sat for a long time just looking at a blank paper; What I am thankful for and why kept going round and round my head. For me trying to make people feel good and making everyone happy, I had forgotten just how blessed I am. This is a brief synopsis of my speech:
I am thankful for all the little things in my life. The blessing of 2 wonderful children. They are typical boys and I can't believe how fast they have grown. I am thankful that Justin is opinionated and goofy, it gives me opportunities to talk with him and shape him.
I am thankful Connor is persistent and excited, it helps remind me not to give in on the things that are truly important.
I am thankful for my sisters both in Christ and blood. I am blessed to have such loving women in my life. Thankful for their opinions and knowledge. Giving me opportunities for thought, love, and sometimes even irritation :), but always thankful for their loving arms to rest in when I am out of steam.
Thankful for loving parents. I am blessed to have both parents living. When you get to a certain age all of a sudden people have lost one or both parents. I am so very thankful to have them within reach of me daily. To have parents to help and support me raising my boys.
Most all I am thankful for a loving God who places each and every person in my life for a reason. For creating me and supporting me in the darkest of places. For reminding me that I am exactly the person he created and that is really cool.
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble Happy Thanksgiving