First of all, I am thankful for just being alive today. There are some days that I do take for granted. I wake up, get dressed and get the kids to school and I forget to give thanks to God for blessing me with another day. So I'd like to take some time right now to give thanks to God for everyday that I get to wake up.
My Kids - I am one blessed mama to have my three kids and my hubby in my life right now. They may drive me crazy at times but my life would be so boring without them in it. We started this crazy little family about a year after the hubby and I got married. We were young, I was 20 and he was 21. But not once have we looked back and thought different about our decision to start our family. I remember every moment of my pregnancy with Miss E. I remember every doctors visit and in the end I remember every last contraction. Natural birth is an amazing thing that I am glad I have gotten the chance to experience with all my kids. Mr. A came a little before his due date but at the end of his one month stay in the NICU he came home tiny but healthy. And Baby B, was on time and out within an hour of arriving at the hospital. Now, life with all three of them is learning something new everyday, watching them grow into amazing kids and blessed being able to be apart of it all.
My Hubby - This amazing man that I married nearly ten years ago still gives me butterflies. I love him dearly. He is my rock when I feel like I am the falling apart. He reminds me that I am strong. I often forget I have so much strength. Without him I would probably be filled with doubt. He can bring me up when I have my sad days. When I say 'I can't', he is there saying 'I can!' He is the man that I know I am going to grow old with. We'll be old and grey, sitting in our rocking chairs on our porch still surrounded by love.
Friends - I am thankful for all the people who have come into my life. The ones that are still here and the ones that have seemed to faded away. I feel like they have all taught me many things. They have taught me that I can have faith and trust in other people other than my family. They have been there for me when I have needed just a girl on my side. They have seen me laugh and they have seen me cry. I hope that I have been that friend when they have needed someone on their side.
My Gifts - My joy for writing. I have always turned to writing for everything. When I am sad, I write. When I am happy, I write. Because of my love for writing I have started this blog. This blog has made my life complete. I finally feel like this is my gift from God. This is my way of helping people. A simple blog post can touch so many people. I have read many blogs over the last couple of months and many have made me think. People all over the world share the same love I do. My joy for baking is another one. I love to bake. Plus who doesn't like cake. Cake is an amazing thing! I am thankful for my gifts. They may not look like much to anyone else but they mean the world to me.
In my 28 years of life I have done many things. I have gone many places. I have met many people. In my 28 years I have lived them with no regrets. Now I hope to be blessed with many, many more years. This mama isn't done just yet. There are still many things that need to do. There are still many dreams that I would love to watch unfold. For now, I will give thanks to God for my first 28 years!
What are some of the things you are thankful for?