Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday is a holiday here in the states.  Thanksgiving.  This, much as it sounds, is where we give thanks for our blessings.  With the world and economy the way it is it could be easy to think about what we don’t have so I’m grateful for this holiday. 

First and foremost I’m grateful for my family.  My wonderful husband who is handsome and patient, hardworking and sensitive.  My two wonderful children who can be a trial but who I wouldn’t change for anything.  And my extended family.  I wished I lived closer to them. 

I’m grateful for my husband’s job and the fact that we can support a family.  We have a home, food, clothes and computers.  What more could you want?  We are truly blessed.

I’m so happy I can be a stay at home mom.  First, it’s the most rewarding job ever.  Not monetarily, but in every other way.  I guess I could even say monetarily because we save so much money by my staying home.  We don’t have to pay for extra gas, clothes and childcare for me to work.  Plus we save a lot since I can prepare all our meals and we don’t have to eat out all the time.  Yep, rewarding in every way.  Also, it gives me some flexibility so I can write.

I’m grateful to the birth families of our children.  People so strong and brave they knew that for their children it would be best to make an adoption plan, even thought it was terrifyingly difficult.

I’m grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who guides and directs me. 

I’m grateful I can write, that I have the time and tools to do so.  Even though it’s hard and I don’t know what the outcome will be I’m so grateful I can do it.  It is who I am and I love that I can be me. 

I’m grateful for a mother who taught me to read and a father who taught me to work. 

I’m grateful for friends and neighbors (this includes the blogosphere and internet) who keep me sane.

This is only a small sample.  I have so many things to be grateful for. I’m going to be enjoying my blessings this week and won’t be blogging much.  I hope you all enjoy yours too.

Happy Thanksgiving.


  1. Awww! This is awesome. You have so many wonderful things to be grateful for. I love this time of year for precisely this reason. I love remembering to take the time to count my blessings. :) Great post today!

  2. Isn't it amazing how many things we can be thankful for when we stop to think about them? I'm especially grateful for my loved ones. They make my life sparkle.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! I wish I had Friday off...

  4. Wonderful post, Sara. I'm grateful for good blogging, Forum buddies and the fact that I am retired and able to rest when I need to. Thanks be to God, the author of all good things.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  5. Thanks Abby, I love thanksgiving too.

  6. Thanks Ruth, sparkle is a good word.

  7. Thanks widdershins, hope you have a great week.

  8. Thanks Deniz, I wish you had friday off too .

  9. Thanks Zan, Good things to be grateful for. Happy thanksgiving.

  10. It's like once you start, I never know when to stop.

    It's a happy thing :D