Writing a post about everything I am thankful for is harder than I thought it would be. There are so many things I am thankful for. Of course, I give thanks to the Lord every day for all the many things He has blessed me and my family with. I am in awe at the things that He has given us over the past year.
I am so thankful for my husband, who works his butt off to provide for us. Working 70+ hours a week and still manages to coach Angelina’s soccer team, be home for dinner at least a couple nights a week, and I love seeing his enjoyment when he is just with us. He is a seriously amazing man, and my life would never be the same without him.
My 2 little girls. Gosh, where do I start?! Last weekend Mike and I were sitting in the living room while our girls were supposed to be cleaning the playroom. I just remember sitting here, on the couch, smiling ear to ear while they were in there. Because they weren’t getting any cleaning done, but the sounds of laughter and giggles coming out of that room were too sweet to interrupt with a “clean this room up!” It made me thankful at that moment that I have 2 girls. 2 girls that are becoming better and better friends every day. 2 little girls that depend on each other, and love each other. 2 little girls that not only love each other, but love themselves and their mommy and daddy. I seriously could NEVER ask for more. When I am feeling frustrated with them, they ALWAYS manage to immediately remind me (not literally, but in their actions) how blessed I am. All it really takes is a certain look or a smile and I am done for.
Today (November 24th) is my mom’s birthday. *Happy Birthday Mom!* This morning I called my mom to chat with her, and wish her a Happy Birthday. Soon I found myself crying. My parents are amazing people. I love them immensely, and having them in my life is a true blessing. It’s hard for me sometimes because I would love to just hop in my car, like I used to, and go visit my mom. Have some girl talk over coffee or a diet soda and just spend time together. I miss having weekly dinners with them. I loved hearing about their life on a regular basis. My dad is the sweetest man, and watching him dote on my children is seriously the greatest thing to watch. Seeing a grandfather love their grandchildren with their entire being leaves you with no words. My mom with my girls is hysterical. The 3 of them together gets to be wild, loud and so much fun for my girls. I love watching my mom tell my girls stories, chase them around the house with the “tickle bugs” and I know my girls think grandma’s hugs are “where it’s at”! Not being able to see my parents on a regular basis is really hard, but I am thankful that at least they are only a phone call away.
I am thankful for all of my family. I don’t talk to or see them often, but when we do it’s like time hasn’t passed. I love each and every one of them.
I am thankful for my business. Wow! 2 1/2 years. Owning my own business has made me a stronger person. It has made me grow up more and learn life’s lessons of hard work. I am thankful for each and every customer, for each and every friend who has or is cheering me on and encouraging me. I am thankful for my husband for always saying “go for it”. I am thankful for my parents who tell me all the time how proud of me they are. I am thankful for my amazing friend (best friend), Julie for helping me this holiday season. She is the busiest person I have ever met, but she is also the most giving of her time. She happily told me she would help me. There was no question, no “I’m too busy”, it was just – “yes! I will help you.” Amazed. Thankful.
I am thankful for losing almost 40 pounds! Thankful for myself, for sticking to it! Just thinking about all the weight I have lost brings tears to my eyes. It’s exciting and amazing all at the same time. I have struggled with my weight my whole life, and after having kids, I pretty much just accepted my weight. Until I saw a friend’s amazing HCG transformation. So thank you, Rachel for that! After seeing Rachel’s amazing weight loss story, I knew I wanted to give HCG a go. After doing the research, I decided to go for it. Best decision I have ever made for myself. I have so many friends, whether in real life, on Twitter or through this blog that have always been here cheering me on. You all have NO idea what that means to me. NONE. I couldn’t even possibly begin to explain. Just, thank you!
I am thankful for my dog Luna. She is a pain in the butt sometimes, but I love her. Having her around makes me feel more secure when Mike isn’t here. She is a constant companion who loves us unconditionally, eagerly and loyally. I am thankful for our little puppy Vlad. I can NOT wait to meet him. In a month he will be here with us! Another constant furry companion! Awesome.
I am thankful for our new house. I am very much looking forward to moving in and making it our home.
Lastly, I am thankful for all of YOU! Thank you for coming to this little spot of mine. Whether you leave comments or not doesn’t change my appreciation. I am honored that you come to my blog to read whatever crazy thing I have posted.
I feel like this is so long it’s novel size. Maybe I should write The End or something? :)
What are you thankful for?
Happy Turkey Day!!
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