Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful Thanksgiving

This year and the upcoming holidays mean a lot more to me this year than in years past. My whole outlook on life has changed. And for as much hurt as my heart has felt this year, it has felt that much more good.

This year I am thankful for:

...all the years I got to make memories with Daniel
...a husband that needs me and is there for me
...all 3 of my sons family. Even though we're all spread apart, the connection we have is strong and there is nothing we wouldn't do for one another faith. It's been stretched and tested but remains strong-probably stronger Mom and Dad. You've trained me up and because of the two of you, I can endure anything because of the love and support you give me
...Rachel. You've been such a rock for me home. Even though it is a desire for Ryan and I to leave, we have a roof over our head church. A year ago this may not have entered my list, but the compassion and faith and solidarity you have shown my family and myself is beyond anything I could have imagined coworkers-and Ryan's
...Karen. I'm thankful my children have a safe and fun place to stay, and with someone who loves them as much as we do
...Books for Daniel
....Park Pets for Daniel
...Daniel's spot. I'm thankful for the beauty of his resting place dog. Even though he gets on my nerves, it is nice to have him home with me when Ryan isn't


  1. I'm thankful for you, my friend! Not only that, but I'm thankful for the example you are to me- as a Godly mother, wife, unconditional friend, etc. I love you so very much :-]

  2. We (your church family) are thankful for you and your family. We are praying for you as you enter this advent season.