Thursday, November 19, 2009

What are you thankful for?

This week I have spent a lot of time thinking about the approaching holidays, and I'm getting very excited for Christmas. I've been looking at a lot of ads and I went out Christmas shopping yesterday, but as I was thinking about the holidays, I was thinking about how excited I am for Thanksgiving. I want to focus on Thanksgiving before things get to busy for Christmas, because I have so much I am thankful for. I'm thankful for the most amazing, loving, hardworking, thoughtful...(the list goes on and on) husband that takes such good care of me and Daniel. I'm thankful for my miracle boy, Daniel, and for the amazing personality he has and how he can do the most simple things but it can bring so much joy to Tim and I. I am so thankful to be able to be a mother, and that the Lord trusts me with one of his precious sons. I'm grateful that I have the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. I'm thankful for wonderful parents and in-laws that help us out in so many ways as we are trying to learn how to be parents ourselves. I'm thankful for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and for the atonement, so that as I learn and grow in life I can be forgiven when I do make mistakes, and have the opportunity to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus, and my family again someday. I'm thankful for all of my brothers and sisters, and the things they teach me. I'm thankful for grandparents, extended family, friends, temples, food, clothes, cars, modern appliances, mountains, technology, a roof over my head, my bed, and the list can go on and on. I hope we all will take a few moments over the next week to remember how much we have in life, and how truely blessed we are. We have so much to be thankful for and we need to remember to show our gratitude to our Lord and to all those around us that give us so much everyday. I love you all and hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Love it love it! Thanksgiving is such a perfect holiday to lead into Christmas. I think it helps remind of us of how much we've been given, making us eager to give.