Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and giving thanks for those things we hold dear. How often do you pause to appreciate what you have in life? Sometimes it’s easy to feel bad because you’re going through a tough time in life. However, remember no matter how bad your situation may seem, there are things to be grateful for in life. Unfortunately, we often look at what we don’t have instead of what we have, and we end up complaining instead of being grateful. Sometimes when we're stressed, it helps to count your blessings. Focusing on the positives in our lives, thinking of what you love can bring a smile to your face and make stress less...stressful. Life’s journey can be difficult and trying at times, but it’s important to stop and remember the things that have gone “right” in your life.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I would like to take a moment to put into words what I’m truly grateful for. I would love to hear what you are grateful for as well.
As for me, I am most grateful for my grandparents especially my Memaw. My Memaw is an amazing woman; she is my best friend and has made me the woman that I am today. At the age of 50 years old, she had to start all over with being a mother again. After raising 6 kids of her own, and now enjoying retirement she was faced with having to raise 3 of her grandkids ages 8, 3 and 12 months old after losing her daughter (my mother) in a horrible car accident. Without giving it a second thought she took us in under her wing and loved us just as much as she loved her own kids. There is no way I could ever put into words just what she means to me only the good lord knows. I love you Memaw and thank you for loving me and caring for me, I will be forever grateful for you.
I also thank God for my 3 healthy beautiful kids. Mackenzie, you truly are a beautiful girl that has a lot of love to give, you have a heart of gold and a beautiful voice just as my mother did I know she’s looking down from heaven smiling every time you sing. Chase, you crack me up you are always making everyone laugh around you. You are a silly little boy that loves everyone and when dads not home you are the little man of the house always taking care of mom, sister and brother. Austin, my little love bug you have a beautiful smile that everyone loves. You have never met a stranger; you would talk to a fence post if it would talk back to you. People fall in love with you because you have a BIG loving heart.
Thank you God for my husband of almost 11 years, he is a wonderful husband, father and friend, even though we have had many challenges and obstacles in our marriage this year. You have never given up on our marriage and have done your best to hang in there and work things out. It’s easy to give up, it takes a true man to hang in there and keep his family together. May 2012 bring us a new beginning.
Dear lord Thank you a million for my Aunt Pam and Uncle Fred, for loving my kids as if they were their own grandkids. My kids look up to you two and will for the rest of their lives, you have 3 kids that love you both more than words can ever explain. I know Tina is looks down from Heaven and is so proud to see what kind of “grandparents” you two are to my kids.
I thank God for my family and sending me wonderful people who believe in me. I also thank God for food, clothing, warm shelter, a car and a good job.
I realized the world is so beautiful, and we’re lucky to live in such an amazing world.
May God bless you and your family this Holiday Season!
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