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.