Saturday, November 24, 2007

A Day Late & A Dollar Short...What I am Thankful for.

Of course, I am always late and I am always a dollar short... but here is what I am Thankful for.

1. First and foremost, my husband. This is my second marriage and I was single for a long time before he came into my life. Although he makes me crazy at times, I love him with all my heart and I know he loves me. I can trust him, I can rely on him, I can depend on him...without him in life it would so much more scarier.

2. My children. I am so thankful that almost always my kids choose to be home and bring their friends here. It is so nice to know where they are at and what they are doing, because they are usually home. It might be loud and noisy, but it is FUN here. I provide a safe home, but yet they can be themselves, I think that is important for teenagers... to be somewhere they are safe but can yet have fun and let go. I am thankful that my daughter can have her friends and cousin over right along with the boys being here and they all coexist in the house and all have their own fun. I am thankful for my fantastic but unique relationships I have with all my children.

3. I am thankful for a roof over my head and food on our table. There are far too many people out there in our country that do not have even these simplest of items.

4. I am thankful for my families health. That is something that I tend to take for granted and should be more thankful for.

5. I am thankful for my cat. I love him and he is really the best cat in the whole world.

6. I am thankful that my husband and I have decent, good jobs. I am sure we could each be making more money but we both work for good companies with good benefits. I am thankful that we all had a 4 day weekend this weekend.

7. I am thankful for my 2 sisters and their families, my dad and step-mom, my grandparents and my mom and step-dad.

8. I am thankful that each of my kids has their own unique talents. My daughter has such a beautiful gift with dance and I enjoy each and every moment I get to watch her grow. My middle son has a special gift with sports, he has an exceptional gift with every sport he plays. I love watching him play basketball, hockey, and football. My oldest son has a unique gift of humor, intelligence and responsibility. Although he is not quite 18, he is set to graduate with honors in December, he will be made a manager in January (when he turns 18) where he works and he knows more about politics and this country than just about any adult I know. They all make me very proud to be their mother.

Well, I am off to get ready for High School Musical on Ice... my next post will let you all know how that goes! Take Care!!!!!!


utmomof5 said...

I loved reading your list. I agree with all that you said. Except the cat thing, I am a dog person.=) Just kidding!!


Holly said...

What a great list! Have fun!

Kellan said...

Your children sound like wonderful young people - you have so much to be proud of. And, thanksful for ...we have 3 cats and two dogs, that we love very much too. And we are the house too where the kids want to be - as I write, my son has a friend sleeping in his room with him and my girls have one of their friends down in the family room with them - there is always my kids' friends over at our house - I love that !! Great list - you have much to be thankful for. TAke care and see you soon. Kellan

Valarie said...

Great list. At least you got around to doing it, even if it was a little late. I was planning on putting my thankful list up, but never did. Oh well.

Stacie said...

Fantastic list...have a great time at HSM, I can't wait to hear all about it!

Shelley said...

Thank you for that list. It makes me realize that I bitch and moan too much, and that I should be thankful for what I do have, especially that two jobs, roof and food part. This was a difficult week financially, and sometimes I forget that there are so many people who are so much worse off than we are. I'm so glad you wrote that.

Will be waiting anxiously to hear about the ice show!

Cecily R said...

I love that you recognize each of your kids for their uniqueness and that you are thankful for it. What a great mom you are!

Darla said...

It's so fun to read your list of things to be thankful for. It sounds like your kids are very gifted and talented! Surely a large part of it is the healthy environment they've been fortunate enough to grow up in!
I have lucky so far to always have healthy kids, enough food on the table, clothing to wear, etc. but not so much money that we never have to worry at all (I think it's good to worry keeps you humble). For the first time, it's been a little tougher with a baby born early (still healthy), then a first hospitalization for her...both events keeping my husband from work enough and me quitting my parttime job early enough that we've felt all of it quite clearly! It still though is a good thing because it really forces you to be thankful for what you usually have where without the temporary suffering, you just can't realize how it could be, even worse of course! Always good to periodically be reminded!