Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gratitude

Happy Wednesday!  Every week, things usually come to mind or the Lord presses on my heart something specific I need to share ...but this week, I am having major gratitude placed on my heart.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I am challenging myself to treat every day as Thanksgiving, and I think that has brought me to be so thankful for the wonderful people in my life that have helped me so much lately....

I am thankful for a handsome husband that not only makes my laugh and makes me feel beautiful, but also cleans the kitchen, takes out the trash and puts the kids to bed.

I am thankful for my mom that not only corrals Bree all day and keeps my house in order, but also tells me that the shirt I am wearing not only doesn't make me look fat, but slims me.

I am thankful for my nina and papa that not only help my mom with the kids after school so she can do things for Jace, but also they treat my kiddos just like they treated us many years ago and let's them do whatever they want over there :).

I am thankful for wonderful school teachers for my kids that not only put up with the many rambunctious kids in their classes, but know my kids individually and take time out to talk to me when I need them.

I am thankful for my two gorgeous sisters for not only teaching me that there is no better love than the love of your family, but also because they text me things they see that I NEED.

I am thankful for the bestest friend in the whole wide world that not only is there for me whenever I need her and never judges, but also buys me happies like notepads that say "I CARPOOL THEREFORE I AM" :).

I am thankful for one of the sweetest monogrammers in the world that not only gets my monogramming done when I drop it off at the last minute, but texts me when she finds super cute things she knows I will love.

I am thankful for a great Team to work with here that not only give me a hard time about all my monogrammed things and big jewelry, but also buys TONS of cookie dough from my kids' fundraisers.

I am thankful for a mother in law that is always there for us and loves on our kids, but also is the first one to leave the sweetest comments on all my facebook pictures.

I am thankful for the cute sweet Panera boy that not only remembers my name, but always gets the hot cinnamon crunch bagels out of the back for me.

I am thankful for a whole group of dance moms that not only make me laugh and help me with Claire when I need it, but also because they are NOTHING like "Dance Moms".

I am thankful for my handsome step brother Jace because not only is he rocking the field as a Shiloh Saint, but because he is giving us a reason to all get together as a family at his games.

I am thankful for Poppy because not only does he help us out with the kids all the time getting them places, he can make us all laugh like no other!!

I am thankful for the sweet Asian ladies that do my nails because they not only make my nails pretty, but they always bring me my favorite peach water :).

I am thankful for Brachs for candy corn.

I am thankful for Starbucks for Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

I am thankful for the Hogs winning two games in a row.

I am thankful for Brooke because she has sweet Bailey...and we love her too :).

I am thankful for Zulily.

I am thankful for Claire because not only has she has learned to brush her entire head of hair and takes one less thing off my list in the morning, but because she walks Owen up to school with her arm around him.

I am thankful for Owen because not only has he learned to turn the Wii on by himself, but because his teacher told me today how much she loves him and how great of a kid he is.

I am thankful for Bree because not only has she learned to talk and can now TELL us what she wants, but also because she loves to cuddle with me at night before bed.

I am thankful for the Lord because not only has He blessed our family more than He should, but because He does.

What are you thankful for?  Write them out.  Trust me, it will make you smile :)

6 comments:

Kimberley said...

very sweet post! your comment about jace teared me up a bit.

and i must check out that bagel at panera! sounds yummy!

Taylor said...

You. Are. Awesome! I love this and it made me smile and I am going to now write mine out!

Brandi said...

I love this post!!!!!!!

Melody said...

Love this! Thanks for reminding us of all the many things we have to be grateful for. Might have to steal this idea and post my own list. BTW your mom and Jake are one of our small group leaders on Sunday nights. Looking forward to getting to know them.

Karleen said...

This is awesome! Thank you for putting a smile on my face and reminding me of all the good things in life!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I love this!! and so glad that you have so many wonderful people in your life! I am sure they are all blessed by you too! :)