A Month of Thanks: Part I

Thursday, November 10, 2011

We're a good way through November, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! At the beginning of the month I began the Thankfulness Challenge. I saw this on a few blogs and felt compelled to join in myself, but rather than make a new blog post everyday, I'm splitting it up into three! So here goes nothing...

November 1
"If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9
Although I haven't been one of his star students lately, I am first and foremost thankful for my everything - Jesus Christ. I am thankful that He is the only one with the Plan, and that he is teaching me everyday to believe in Him and His Plan.

November 2
I am thankful for my wonderful husband, Adam. I could write an infinite amount of blog posts about what an amazing human being that man is, but I'll save y'all the trouble of scrolling on and on. I don't know what in the world I did right to deserve such an incredible person, but I am so thankful for him every single day. I am thankful for his dedication to making me laugh everyday, for his thoughtfulness, for his motivation to provide for me and our future family, and for marrying me.

November 3
I am thankful for my Ruthie Roo! I am thankful for the patience and responsibility that sweet little pup is teaching me. I am thankful that no matter how angry she makes me, she makes me smile and laugh even more. I am so thankful that she picked us out at the Humane Society that day.

November 4
I am thankful for my mama. My beautiful, crazy mama. I am thankful for her giving heart and her lack of materialistic needs. I am thankful for her patience. I am thankful that we spend all of our time laughing until our sides hurt because we are both just so ridiculous.

November 5
I am thankful for my super smart daddy. I am thankful that he has spoiled me rotten while still teaching me to be a responsible, hard working member of society. I am thankful that he bent over backwards to give me a wedding anyone would die for. I am thankful for his amazing work ethic and for teaching me so many life lessons that have helped me thrive in the 'real world.'

November 6
I am thankful for my absurdly funny big brother, Jefe. I am thankful that, against his better judgement, he didn't kill me as a child. :) I am thankful that although we did not get along as kids, he is one of my best friends today. I am thankful for the lessons he has taught me, and that we never end a phone call without saying "I love you."

November 7
I am thankful for my baby brother, Mitchell. I am thankful that he has outgrown his craziness through the years...well, kinda. I am thankful for his motivation in school and sports, and for his excitement to go to college next year. I am thankful that, like Jefe, we have become close as we've gotten older.

November 8
I am thankful for my wonderful sister, Lindsay. I think the only reason we are not blood-related is because God knew our poor mothers would not be able to handle both of us. We fight like sisters, but we also love like sisters and trust like sisters. There is no one else in the world I would have wanted next to me on my wedding day.

November 9
I am thankful for the best in-laws. Adam has turned into a pretty incredible human being, so he was obviously brought up right - to say the least! They are such a Godly family, and I am so blessed to have them as such a big part in my life. (Try not to die of shock, but I am not in this picture! But it's from our wedding day, and I just love it.)

November 10
I am thankful for my job. I am thankful that in this rough economy I somehow scored the best job, ever. I am thankful for the crazy MLT family and for everything I have learned since the first day I started. I am thankful for my hens - without them I think I would jump out the window everyday. 


1 comment:

  1. And we are thankful for YOU, boo!! You've made your place at MLT, and I can't imagine the hen house without you in it!!


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