Tuesday, November 24, 2009


As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, we've been talking a lot about being thankful.

Tyson has indicated that he is thankful for many things. Among them are:
  • Mommy, Daddy, Tyson & Riley (he refers to himself in the 3rd person during evening prayers)
  • the deer Daddy got last weekend
  • school
  • our dogs
  • Spot, the pet lizard
  • cupcakes
Not a bad list for an almost-7-year-old. His Dad & I are blessed that this little guy has always been quite content with what he has, and has never, ever had a case of the "gimme's."

My list is similar to his this week:
  • My husband, children, family. I am blessed to have a large family who loves much.
  • Our home. I really love our house. It is small, mostly undecorated and has a serious problem with dog hair, but I love it. And in this economy, I am especially thankful that God has provided us with a warm, comfortable home full of love and laughter.
  • My marriage. I am the only person in my family, except for one set of grandparents, in 3 generations to not get (or wish I could get) divorced. My husband & I are more in love than the day we were married. That is truly a rare & blessed condition.
  • My job. I am thankful to have a job that pays well & allows me to have summers of with my sons. More than that, I am so thankful to have a job that I love doing. I get to stretch my creativity, use my talents, and serve my Lord by serving his most precious children.
  • My continuously growing relationship with God. Every day I feel myself drawing nearer to Him. Every day I see His hand on my life and my family. Every day I grow just a bit more comfortable in my new found faith. Every day I am able to see His blessings - both the obvious ones, and the more hidden ones.
So, what are you thankful for this season?


  1. My family, both biological and "chosen".

    My marriage, which as you know almost ended, but we are like you and "your Matt"...more in love now that we have gone through what we have.

    You. :)


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