Thursday, November 22, 2012


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you're enjoying  this day with your family and loved ones. I have been pretty emotional today. Just the sight of Brady brings tears to my eyes. God has blessed me so much! On Facebook, people have been posting what they're thankful for on a daily basis. Well, I'm not organized nor do I have the time it takes to stay on top of something like that so I'm going to do it today.

My most precious blessings in my life.
*I'm thankful for all the worldly possessions in my life. I have all the "stuff" I need and for that, I am thankful.
*I'm thankful for my education. I never in a million years would have thought I'd be able to go to college and succeed. Academics were never my strong point.
*I'm thankful I live in the USA! Yes, our country has many problems, and I fear that we're getting away from our Godly roots, but I'm thankful to have the freedoms that I have.
*I'm thankful for the men & women of our military. Freedom doesn't come free.
*I'm thankful for the doctors in my life. They take such good care of me & my family.
*I'm thankful for modern medicine. Medicine has saved many lives, and because of medicine we now have Brady.
*I'm thankful for Dr. Bingham (my OB/GYN). She's my hero. She never gave up on me having a baby and I know God put her in my life to help me get through some awful moments in my life, and she was there for the MOST wonderful moment in my life.
*I'm thankful for my friends. God has put some amazing people in my life to be there for me when I needed them most. So many of my friends live far away and I don't get to see them like I'd like, but I love them never-the-less. I love each of my special friends in their own special way and I'll never forget the good times I've had with them.
*I'm thankful for my sweet in-laws. Jimmy & Teresa are seriously the best in-laws any girl could ever ask for. They don't get into our business but they're always here for us when we need them. They are also unbelievable grandparents. It's amazing how much they love my sweet little boy.
*I'm thankful for my niece & nephews. Gage, Makenna, and Gavin all taught me great lessons on how to be a good mom. They are all special kids. Gage is our athlete. Makenna is our little mama. Gavin is the wild child. I love them all so much.
*I'm thankful for my brothers. Preston & Chayce are both in high school. It's hard to believe they are that old. They're both growing up to be handsome young men. Preston is the loud, crazy one. Chayce is the quiet, sweet one.
*I'm thankful for my sisters. We may have our disagreements. We may not always agree with one's choices. But we always are there for each other when times get tough. I love hanging with my sisters.
*I'm thankful for my parents. They have loved me unconditionally and I will never be able to repay them for all that they've done for me. They are also wonderful grandparents to Brady.
*I'm thankful for my grandparents. They are the best- and that's all there is to it!
*I'm thankful for my church family. I love all the people that we go to church with and they are such a blessing in our lives.
*I'm thankful for my home. It's not the biggest or nicest house ever, but it's warm and full of love and laughter. What more could a girl ask for?
*I'm thankful for my job (& Steven's too). I complain a lot about having to work, but I'm truly blessed to have the job I do. I actually have a job where I make a difference in people's lives. There are so many people desperately looking for a job, I'm thankful for the stability of mine.
*I'm thankful for Brady. I honestly got to the point where I thought I'd never be a mom...and that made me SO sad. But God's answer to my prayers for a baby were, "Not right now." & "YES!" I'll never forget the babies we lost- there will always be 3 holes in my heart that no one can ever fill. BUT, I now can see that Brady was the baby God wanted us to have on this earth. He is an amazing little boy. He's full of life. He's in to everything! His smile lights up a room. His laugh makes you laugh. He brings so much joy to my life and so many other people's lives as well. My hope is that he'll always be as happy as he is now and that he'll grow up to love and honor God with all his heart. I'm SO BLESSED to be Brady's mama! I love my little boy with all my heart!
*I'm thankful for Steven. I'm thankful for our good marriage. I'm thankful that he takes such good care of me. I'm thankful that he loves God and puts God first. I'm thankful that he is an amazing daddy. I'm so thankful that he loves me the way he does. I'm SO BLESSED to be Steven's wife. He's the love of my life and my soul mate. I hope and pray God blesses us with many, many, many, many more wonderful years together.
*I'm thankful for Jesus. He lived a perfect life and he died for my wicked sins. If it weren't for Him, I wouldn't have any hope to get to Heaven. I am so blessed to be a Christian. I can't wait to go to Heaven someday.
*I'm thankful for a loving Father in Heaven. I don't know how anyone could look at the beauty of nature and not believe in God. I don't know how anyone could experience childbirth and not believe in God. God is everywhere...if you'll just open your eyes & heart, it's easy to see that God is real. His love is real. I'm thankful for a loving and forgiving God. He sent his only Son to die for that I could someday go to Heaven. I'm SO BLESSED! I serve an AMAZING and WONDERFUL GOD!!!

I'm so thankful for all the blessings in my life.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Well said, sister! I'm thankful for you! Happy thanksgiving!