Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thanks through Nov. 12

Thanks to everyone for their comments, e-mails, FB's, etc. on my last post! I definitely don't feel scared about where we are, just frustrated and ready for a change. The ideas and support you've shared have given me a lot of hope...I know we'll do well, it's just going to take some major sacrifices!

Being that it's the month of November, many people I've seen have been doing daily "thanks" on FB, Twitter, etc. I know that we're already halfway through November (WHA??!!) but I have SO much to be thankful indulge me while I catch up to this day, November 12th.

1. I'm thankful for my son! He is the light of my life and completes me in ways I never imagined.

2. I'm thankful for my husband. 6 1/2 years of marriage has brought us lots of ups and downs, but I never ever doubt that he's with me for the long haul, loves our family, and is a great man.

3. I'm thankful for my co-workers. They provide me much laughter and support during the day, especially now that I'm not really traveling I love my OKC office pals even more.

4. I'm thankful for my son's daycare and the teachers that love him like crazy.

5. I'm thankful for Huggies Overnight diapers, which I'm not afraid to say have changed our life.

6. I'm thankful for our cat, Faith. She has long been the comfort I need while waiting on Colt and stressful days at work...she continues to be my favorite cuddler and companion at night as I drift to sleep. (John goes to bed much later than I do!)

7. I'm thankful for blogland and Facebook. I feel so connected to perfect strangers and even better connected to people that I know. Advice, support, funny quotes and more inspire me to get through the roughest of days, and I feel like I have a whole stadium full of people to celebrate the best of days with me.

8. I'm thankful for our house and how it seems to be a perfect fit for us. Not to mention the neighbors!

9. I'm thankful for my church family, especially our Bible class and the relationships we have there. I will never feel alone with them by our side, and I find comfort in knowing nobody in that class will go hungry, no children will go without a playmate, and no one will go without prayers.

10. I'm thankful for donated maternity clothes that have saved precious pennies during my pregnancy.

11. I am thankful for our active duty and veterans in the U.S. Military. I find them astonishingly brave and self-sacrificing. I'm also thankful for their families who share them with the rest of the country. I'm thankful they fight in wars they may not understand for people they'll never know. My family has a long history of military service and it makes me incredibly proud.

12. And today I am thankful for flexible work schedules that allow me to attend my son's Thanksgiving lunch at school! I'm headed there now!


Nancy said...

I'm catching up with your blog for the first time in quite awhile. Wow, I've missed a lot. But I can tell you do have a lot to be thankful for. Best to you.

Lori said...

Overnight diapers are the best,but I can only find size 3 at babies r us and the lager sizes at wal-mart and target. I would would love to have them in a size 2 for Asher. By the way he turns three months on Monday. Time sure does fly by.
You guys will get the whole money thing figured out I am sure before we do. :) I have once again stopped working because it would cost us over 1300.00 a month for two children in chid care and I worked at the child development center. Not to metion a before school and after school program for Avery. Yes some money would have ended up coming home, but not enough for others to be with my babies 40 hours a week. One of the things that saves us would be no car payments. The cars are not new, but they are paid off.