Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Oh, so much to be thankful for!

I don't even know where to begin. I wanted to write a "I'm thankful for.." blog, but I know tomorrow I will be so tired when we get home, that the blog would be pathetic.. lol.. So I will start tonight, and if I have more to add tomorrow, I will.

This won't be as poetic as I would like it to be, but oh well. The point is that I get to write it.

I have much more to be thankful for this year, than any before. Besides all the givens, like good health and a roof over our head, here is my list. It grows everyday.

I Am Thankful For...
My family.
My daughter.
My daughter being healthy.
My daughter being such a happy baby.
My daughter having everything she needs and more.
My daughter's smiles and giggles each day.
The way my daughter make me feel.
The love I have and receive from my daughter, husband, family and friends.
The support, love, compassion, trust and much more that I receive from my husband.
The fact that I know my husband will stay by my side forever.
Knowing that I will never have to face anything alone.
Being alive.
Being able to walk, see, hear and breathe.
Being able to be a stay at home mom.
Simply being a mother.
Having my family around.
Being able to visit my family so often, and have them in Leala's life.
Having help from family.
Having my mom as a best friend.
Being able to talk to my mom about being a mom.
Being a Daddy's girl.
Seeing Leala be a Daddy's girl too.
Still loving my husband and having him love me after all we've been through.
Having my husband be so much of a part of my life for so long.. 9.5 years now.
Having sisters that will be there when no one else will..
Having friends who will be there when your sisters can't.
Having the best friends out there.
Having Jennifer and Kelli in my life.
My past experiences, including my travels, my arguments, my Navy life, etc.
All my potential as a mother and wife.
The opportunity to be a mother a wife.
The opportunity to make a difference.
The luxuries in life.
To be able to laugh and smile each day.
My blogging friends.
A new outfit every now and then. :)
Thanksgiving dinner and time with family.
The moments where Leala's face turns red from laughing so hard for so long.
The moments where Leala is crawling all over me, smiles and then lays her head on my chest.
The feeling of fulfillment as a mother, when I breastfeed my daughter.
The look on Leala's face when she look up at me, while I'm feeding her.
The self-motivation I had to breastfeed and the will to stick to it for this long, without much help at all from anyone.
The simple things in life.
All children everywhere.
Any help I can get with Leala.
Kevin's family and mine..
Shower time in the morning.
Work out time in the afternoon.
Me time after Leala is in bed.

I could go on forever. I will try to make an effort to add a blurb at the end of my posts about something else that I am thankful for. It's a great thing for us to sit back and really think about all that we have, and how great those things are. Even at our toughest times in life, we each have so much to be thankful for, and we need to recognize it.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you all have a great holiday! Oh and just for fun, I added this picture. She really is the joy in my life.


Shauna said...

Great post! I'm so thankful for alot of the things you mentioned too, Thanksgiving is always a great reminder of that!

He And Me + 3 said...

What a great list. YOu are blessed. Love the picture too!