It is the morning of Thanksgiving….I am sure you are thinking what in the devil is she doing on the computer when there are casseroles to create and pies to bake….well I am presently waiting on my sweet potatoes (the root vegetables) to come to room temperature so that I may mash them in to something scrumptious and I decided to take the next 20 (now 15) minutes and record a small sampling of the many numerous things that I am most thankful to have in my life. Before I start I am going to state that I am ALWAYS thankful for My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (because without his love and the grace of our God I wouldn’t have any of the other things that I am thankful for) and I am ALWAYS thankful for my wonderful husband and my sweet rambunctious son….so since those are in a way givens I will omit those from this list as to include a few of the less thought of grateful things
My southern roots. Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been to the Idea House recently or that I spent much of yesterday morning watching Gone with the Wind (I cannot move away from the television if that movie is starting) but my heart is full to the brim with pride and thanksgiving that I have been blessed enough that God placed me in this region of the world to grow up and live and now raise my child(ren…maybe someday).
Strong female role models. I have been blessed to know so many strong, confident, beautiful women who are not afraid to do what they have to do to take care of their families and do it in a fashion that is both graceful and stylish. I am so very grateful to have such amazing female role models in my life. There are soooo many I can’t even begin to list them all.
The ability to go back to school and not have to worry about who is caring for my child. This is such a blessing to me and provides me with so much peace of mind to know that my child is being cared for by grandmas (and grandpas) who love him just as much as I do.
My husband’s job. In the present time in which we live when so many are searching for work and everything seems to have gone up in price I am so thankful that my husband has a job and that he works so hard to provide for our family.
Good friends. Since moving out to Trenton 4 (really…4?) years ago I have learned something about myself…I am a social butterfly….I am so thankful to have met such wonderful ladies out here to be able to say hey to in town or share stories with every now and then. I am also so thankful for all of my friends, childhood, college, old, new, and the fact that no matter how much time and distance there is between us it is never hard to pick up the conversation where it left off (this may sound odd but if you know what I mean then you know what I mean)
My dad. He’s always been there no matter what and he will always be there no matter what. That is awesome.
Role Models for John Brooks. He has a really great, special relationship with both of his grandpas and I am so thankful for this because they are two of the best men I know and I pray that there wisdom will sink in to my little one somehow and help him to grow up to be a strong, respectable man.
Land. I really need to stop watching Gone with the Wind but I am thankful for land to ride around on and land to check cows on and the potential that is always there.
Church family. Its so nice to go to church somewhere that you feel comfortable and with people who have a heart for God and for helping others.
What are you thankful for? Leave a comment if you want.
Okay I better go mash some taters now…Happy Thanksgiving y’all!