I guess since everyone else is doing it

I’ll join in.  Its 9pm.  We just got home from my moms and Porter is tucked in bed.  We had an awesome Thanksgiving Day (minus my brother totaling his car on the way there!).  It was relaxing and so great to just sit and BE. 

So, since my last post was quite bitchy and mean, and I hope that the lack of comments doesn’t mean that anyone things I’m a total wench (or maybe it just means everyone else is married to mature men HAHA!), I should probably post the things I’m thankful for.  Everyone else is doing it, so I guess I should too. 

And, since I’ve been tagged and emailed by 3 different people about the "7 Random Facts" meme thats going around, I’m going to do my "7 Random Things I’m Thankful For" and hit both those birds with one stone. 

Here we go:

1. My family: My husband, children and our extended families (is extended like, mom, dad etc?  Or is that immediate?)  Anyhow, I am thankful for family.  For the love, laughter, joy, memories, and yes, even irritation, that they bring me.  I’m thankful that I have a husband that loves me for who I am, hormonal and crazy or not.  I’m thankful that we have family nearby who are just a short drive away.  I’m thankful that I have family that are willing and able to help out with Porter when we need them. 

2. My job. I’m so thankful to HAVE a job, and so thankful that I am able to work part time while Porter is so young.  I’m thankful that I have a job (well, two… err 3 if you count "Mommy" on that list) that I absolutely LOVE.  Teaching, Photography and Parenting are my passions in life, and I am so thankful that I get to spend every day doing something that I love. I guess along with this I’d add "education" and "talent" to that list.  Ooh, talent was hard to write.  I hear from so many clients that I’m "so blessed with this talent" and its hard to believe it when they’re the only ones I hear it from.  But, they’re the ones who matter, right?

3. A warm home and abundance of food.  Yes, that’s two.  But they kind of go hand in hand, right?  Even though our house is tiny, its cozy and it has brought our family from an engaged couple here to an almost family of 4.  I’ll be sad to leave this house, really.  I’m thankful we have full tummies every day. 

4. Fertility and Health:  I am so thankful that we are healthy.  I cherish Porter and this unborn baby so much, and not a day goes by that I don’t thank God that I have them and that we were so lucky to be able to get pregnant easily and have so far, uncomplicated pregnancies.  I don’t take this one for granted one bit.  I know so many people out there that want so badly to become parents and it isn’t that easy for them.

5. Friends: Both near and far, new and old, "real life" and "internet life". I am blessed with some amazing friends in my life and so lucky that I have them to connect with and lean on. I’m so blessed to have met so many friends who share so many of the same experiences and life ‘trials’ as I do at this point in my life. 

 

6. God and my happiness and "peace" with life right now.  I guess this one I’d say runs right along with Heather’s peace post.  There are so many things in life I have questioned, wondered, felt mad and angry and resentful about, and it only took me 23 years of my life to realize that it wasn’t in my hands.  I am thankful for God and that I can know that whatever happens is in His plan and that I need to just trust Him.  There are many times in my life I feel depressed and hopeless.  I am happy that at this point in my life I can finally just know that this is right.  This is ok.  Everything doesn’t have to happen all at once, everything doesn’t have to be perfect every day.  I know that in the end, I will be in the right place.

7. The Internet: I depend on this way more than I ever
thought I would.  I’d be lost without it- I need my daily dose of email
and blogs.  It has made life easier in so many ways.

Wow.  I feel like I’ve left so much off.  I’ve read so many lists on blogs and with every one of them I think "OH that too!  That too!"  My list could go on and on.  I sat on #7 for a long time thinking of WHAT would be the LAST THING for my list.  Well, I guess it doesn’t have to be limited to just those 7 things.  Those are just 7 of the millions and zillions of things I’m thankful for. 

  1. what was wrong with the bitchy post? i liked it. maybe because i live it. this was also nice though. i’m glad you are so blessed and certainly so talented!

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