Wednesday, November 24, 2010


This time of year we are all reflective of the things we are most thankful for as we gather with friends and family who we either care deeply for or are forced to be cooped up with for a specific amount of time and pretend to have an interest in their lives.  Either way, I know that we all have lots to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving holiday.  I of course have MANY!!!  Since I have been neglectful of posting here as of late, I thought I'd post some things for which I am thankful.  They are in no specific order. 

-  First and foremost I am thankful that God sent his Son, Jesus to die on the cross for my sins.  Without him, I would have NONE of the following things to be thankful for!

-   I have a wonderfully loving husband who is honest, humble, truthful, and loves the Lord, his children, and his wife.

-  I have three beautiful and healthy children who also love the Lord, and their parents.

-  I have a house that is heated and cooled, safe and there is a warm, comfy bed to lay my head at night.

-  I am blessed to be in a wonderful church surrounded by loving, caring, giving, God fearing Christians.  I cannot imagine being anywhere else.  I truly love each and every member of the church that I attend (Crosby Baptist...HOLLA!) and I love serving alongside them in the name of the Lord.

My sister, Mandy who is strong in her Christian faith.  I love her so much and I don't think she knows how much I look up to her.  Although this is figuratively speaking since she's shorter than me, her advice and wisdom has always meant so much to me.

-  I live in a free country where anyone can say what they want about anyone or anything.  Where I can worship my god freely!  Although sometimes people are a little too extreme with that right and hurt others in doing so, it is a right that many of us take for granted on a daily basis.

Coffee...I don't know where I'd be without it some days!!!

Teachers -  I have been blessed that my children have had wonderful, caring teachers and I am so thankful for their dedication to my children.

My Friends, especially my B/F/F for 20 years, Becca.  She recently started her own blog to document her journey with diabetes.  You should check it out.  :)  Single White Diabetic dot com

Family (not already mentioned here)...wonderful sisters (in-laws), brothers (in-laws) etc.  They all hold a special place in my heart and I appreciate what they do for me and my family.  Even though we may not see each other daily, know that I do love you and think of you daily!!!

Drive Throughs - car wash, fast food, dry cleaning, etc.  They are great for mother's with children.

Pay at the Pump - same concept as drive throughs...when you have to fill up your gas tank and have three children, the thought of getting them out to go inside to pay for gas will make you drive OUT OF YOUR WAY to find a pay at the pump station.  In the end you WILL save money due to the fact that if you take them into a convenience store they WILL want something.

-  My mother-in-law is wonderful.  I love her to pieces.  She lives closer than my mom and is more involved in the upbringing and lives of my children.  For that I am eternally grateful.  The lord has blessed me with her and I could not be more grateful for that!!!  Don't get me wrong, I do love my momma, but in her absence Momma Martha sure fills the void.

-  My nieces and nephews.  I have quite a few...too many to name.  But, I sure do love 'em all to pieces.  I don't get to spend nearly as much time with them as I'd like to but I do love and appreciate them.

My voice.  The Lord has blessed me with a talent and I am so proud to use it to glorify his name!

Facebook -  although these days it seems like it drags me away from blogging (and sometimes other things I should be doing) I am thankful that I can keep up with friends and family via FB.

Soldiers our the backbone of our freedom...I am thankful from the bottom of my heart for their sacrifices:  being away from their family during holidays such as this and those who pay the ultimate price for our freedom!

-  The sound of my children.  MOST of the time I am very thankful for this...some days I have to stop and remind myself how much I should appreciate their sounds.  ;)

-  My straightening iron (for my hair).  Seriously!


-  A small business that is staying afloat (barely!) in this horrid economy!  (Brien Black Plumbing 501-230-6492!!!_

-  Christmas is right around the corner.  I love CHRISTmas...celebrating the birth of a KING!!!

Cell phones which can be VERY annoying at times say when you're at the doctor's office and have to listen to other people's conversations, or driving behind someone who is not paying attention to the road...they are a great tool to have.  I have lost an Iphone and Blackberry to my 2 year old daughter this past year and I am using a "dumb" phone instead of a smart phone.  I am NOT happy about it.  But, so goes life.  Until it's time to renew the contract, that's what we'll do!

- My Canon camera!  I have captured so many priceless moments (like this one) with it...and I am so happy with the purchase of it.  Please note that she was NOT wearing skates...just trying to help Emily walk under the Limbo stick. Yes, she did have a black eye because of the fall. Thankfully she turned her head or she probably would have broken her nose.

 ...I have so much more to be thankful for, but it is time to head out to church so I will close for now.  I hope you all have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving.

3 comments, add yours here:

Anonymous said...

I love browsing your blog because you can constantly bring us new and awesome things, I think that I should at least say a thank you for your hard work.

- Henry

Akelamalu said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

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