"Love talked about can be easily pushed aside, but love demonstrated is irresistable"-W Stanley Mooneyham

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I am SO thankful!!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I thought I would share a list of all the things I am thankful for! I am blessed beyond measure, and I know I don't deserve any of these things, but I thank God for each and every one of them!

Drum roll please...

1. Jesus...I don't just put him as #1 on my list because it's the "right" thing to do, but I actually am SO thankful for him. Every single day I'm reminded constantly that I need him more and more in my life. They say marriage is "Sanctifying" and boy are they right...I've seen my sin so much more than ever before this year, and I thank God that He forgives me over and over when I don't deserve it.

2. My Blake...I never thought I would ever have an amazing husband. That sounds terrible, but I just always saw myself settling for someone mediocre because I thought that was what I deserved. I thank God all the time that he didn't let me settle for just anybody, and that he gave me the gift of Blake. He is amazing, thoughtful, humble, funny, adventurous and so much more! So many times this year I've thought, "I feel like a kid enjoying life for the first time!" He has made my life so enjoyable, and I'm so thankful for him every single day!

3. My Family...I am so thankful for my "original" family and my "new" family! Each year I see my relationships with my Dad, Mom, sister, brothers, niece, nephew and grandparents grow deeper and become more meaningful, and it is so much fun to be a part of their lives. I'm thankful because you always go through the hard times with your family so when the good times come around you get to enjoy them that much more with them, and you appreciate them greatly! I'm also so thankful for Blake's family. I love each one of them like my own family and I couldn't have asked for a more loving, fun and amazing family to be a part of...right down to the cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents! They are all so much fun!

4. My Friends...When you get married your life changes drastically, but I am so thankful for my encouraging and loving friends who have made my life so much better than it already was before and after I got married. I love the history behind all of my friendships and I love each one of them like family! God has blessed me with amazing friends, and I am so thankful for each one of them!

5. My Health...every day I hear people suffering from so many illnesses and disabilites (I work for an insurance company), and I am constantly reminded of how blessed I am to be healthy and to have such a healthy family!

6. Our Home...I love our house here in Columbia! I am constantly reminded how blessed I am when I see all of the homeless people around this city. It honestly is heart breaking to see them, and I hope I will always be reminded to share in our blessings.

7. My job!...I am SO thankful for a job especially in this economy, and especially for one that is so good to me!

8. Yoga...I was reminded last night when I walked into yoga like a frazzled wire, and came out like a calm child that I really do love it!! It is so relaxing, and everyone should try it :)

9. My blog...half the time I go back at these posts and think, "what in the world was I talking about or thinking posting that?!" but I love having an outlet to share my life and to hear from you! I guess I should say I'm more thankful for YOUR blogs because they keep me entertained all day long! :)

10. And all the other little things that do not need a description such as:

Spicy Green Beans (My husband's recipe...amazing!)
Any holiday that deems a day off from work
The mountains

And a million other things I won't bore you with! :)

I hope you have the absolute best Thanksgiving EVER! And don't worry...if you don't, there are thousands of other people out there pulling their hair out while having to sit by ___________ (the family member they can't stand!) :)

Love you all and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!


  1. Love it! You are ONE blessed girl! :)
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  2. oh yeah, i want the spicy green bean recipe!!! :)

  3. I love the list! We are blessed for sure! I also think America should declare April 29th a national holiday for the royal wedding!! That would be another day off for you!

    PS..."It's ok Teddy....I am sure you were going to be #11! Maybe next year..."

    Love you! Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

  4. I'm thankful for YOU!!!! I love you!!!!