Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I am Blessed!

Tis the season to be thankful so in that light these are the things that I am thankful for this year. I am thankful for my 3 children and all the chaos they bring to me each day. There are some days where they literally have me to the point of pulling my hair out, but my life would be so incomplete without each of them in it. Alex in all her studiousness and seriousness. I am in awe of her tenacity everyday. She works so hard to accomplish the goals she sets forth for herself and tries so hard each day to make us proud of her, which we are EXTREMELY. Alex will go places on shear will alone, she is not afraid to work hard for her accomplishments, and I can see her accomplishing so many things. She is my learning curve and teaching me something new each day, my first baby girl, one of my greatest gifts.

My Meg the life of the party the encourager, but also a terribly hard worker. She has fun with anything she does, and never fails to bring a smile to my face at least once if not several times a day. She is well liked, she is funny, and she can light up a room in an instant. She is fearless nothing phases her. Meg will be one to ride the roller coasters with her eyes wide open and her arms raised high. When I went to her Halloween party the other day the aide for the building stopped me, she said we just love your daughter she keeps us going over here. Meg has figured out her purpose early in life, she just spreads joy where ever she goes. I can't wait to see where that takes her.

Cooper, oh my Cooper, my biggest surprise who has quiet frankly stolen my heart. There is not a day that goes by that I do not thank my heavenly father for bringing this little boy into my life, for my life would not be nearly as full without him in it. He is curious, he is loving, he is smart and in a way where I don't think he will ever have to work at things like Alex does it will just come easily to him. He warms my heart daily, he is compassionate and loving. He would be just perfect if he would use the toilet!

My other blessing is Bruce. He is the best husband and I hope he doesn't read this, I don't want all the good things I am saying about him to go to his head! LOL We have know each other since I was a junior in high school, we grew up together. We learned how to be couple. He is such a good provider for our family and he is truly my best friend. I am immensely proud of him and all he has accomplished. He is my soul mate and I am so glad that God had our paths cross those many years ago.

I am extremely thankful for my parents and all that they do to help my family. I couldn't ask for better parents. They have been there for us in so many ways over the years whether it be financial or emotional support. I am truly blessed to have them as parents.

I am thankful for my extended family and all each of them brings to my life.

I am thankful for friends new and old and all that they bring to my life and my family's life. I have been truly blessed in my life to have some really good friends and I am so thankful for that.

I am thankful for those blessings that are no longer with me namely my Poppa and Granny. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about them and miss them terribly. I was so fortunate to get to live so close to them and fortunate that they played a huge role in my upbringing. I am thankful that as I got older that they were still there for me always encouraging and supporting me and the decisions I made. Those of you fortunate enough to still have grandparents living make sure you don't take them for granted. I am not sure I ever really fully conveyed how much they meant to me and how much I relied on the simple fact that they were always there until one day they weren't. OH how there are days that I wish I could have one more conversation with each of them, if only to tell them how much I loved and appreciated them.

I am thankful to live in American and for all the liberites and freedoms that affords me even typing this completely rambling litany of thoughts. I realize how truly blessed I am, and I am so thankful for all of my blessings even those that I didn't think to mention.

Happy Thanksgiving All, I hope you take time today to count your blessings as well!


Tasha said...

Great post. Counting your blessings always put things in perspective.