What a reflective time of year Thanksgiving is. To me, it is a time to reflect on what life has given us and all we have to be thankful for, sometimes even in the fog.
First and foremost I am thankful for the amazing blessing God granted us with, that is sleeping her her bed as she tells me "love you mom" about 78 times while she rocks with her daddy!! Her life's journey leaves me speechless. To think of what she has been through, and the sacrifice she has made in her life so that others may learn lessons is humbling to say the least. She has taught me so much, and even though we pray her fight with cancer is over forever, she will never cease to teach me lessons because of it. I know that may sound cheesy and "put-on", but those of you who know what I mean...know what I mean. And, lucky for those who don't and think these are just words!!!
I am thankful for my amazing husband. Chad is by far the hardest working person I know, hands down. He sacrifices for this family daily, and to him it is just what he does. He regularly will leave for work before 4:00am so he is able to pick Charli up from daycare by 5:30pm that night. He does this without complaint. He is the best dad I could have ever dreamed of for Charli, and she loves him with all her heart! It is easy to see that these two are a pair for life!!
My family will always remain top on my list!! My brother and sisters, no matter the distance are always the most supportive of my family! We were founded by amazing parents, who didn't get any credit when it was most deserved...and we will spend the rest of our lives trying to make that up to them I am sure!
I am grateful for my job - which allows me to work with neat-neat people!! I have the opportunity to see the most amazing families on a regular basis, and my life has been forever changed!! (and the girls I work with make it a "little" fun too!!!)
There are so many things I could list and go on about! I am thankful for foundations who make it their mission to help kids like Charli, for past cancer research, and all survivors. I am thankful for my three sister-in-laws who add so much to my life! I thank God for a roof over my head, wheels under my feet, and a warm home to spend my nights. There are many things in life that may be far from perfect, but who needs perfect when you have all the things I have listed above!! Thank you to EVERYONE who has taught me it isn't what you don't have that makes your life...it is realizing what you have, that no one else can even see!! Life is good, and God is great! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I would love to get comments about a few things YOU are thankful for.
Oh...these are a few pictures of BEAUTIFUL flowers my husband sent me for our anniversary last week!! What a sweet surprise!!