I always see these great posts about things people are thankful for and think to myself, ‘I should totally do that. I have so much to be thankful for!’ and then I get caught up in other things and just life in general and end up not doing it. Well, I am making it a priority to do this month! I am going to participate in 30 Days of Thanks with Our Life on A Marquee and you should too!
So since I’m a little bit late coming to this party, I will do day one and two today and then starting tomorrow do one post for that day for the rest of the month. =)
My family. I am so thankful for them every single day. Hubby is the most amazing man, husband and father. I couldn’t have asked for someone more perfect for my life partner. He is funny, smart, hot, strong, caring, loving, generous, and has an amazing work ethic. He makes me laugh on a daily basis…which lets face it, probably saves him from being killed some days ;). I don’t know how he puts up with me but he does and he says that he loves every second of it…he may have been dropped on his head as an infant, but I’ll take it! Hubby makes me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world especially on the days I am at my worst. He is a great cook, doesn’t mind pitching in to help around the house, doesn’t complain when I forget to do the laundry so he has clean clothes for work…and doesn’t even grumble too loudly when he is the one to throw a load in before bed so he doesn’t have to go to work nekkid. Hubby loves his girls (me, Princess and Summer THEE dawg) fiercely and makes sure we know it.
My daughter is my Princess. She is beautiful, smart, funny and has such a loving heart. She is kind, generous, loyal, honest and fiercely passionate. I am so grateful that if I am only blessed with one child that she is the one I was given. She tries my patience daily, but that is mostly because we are so much alike and know how to push each others buttons better than anyone else. But it also makes me intensely proud that she knows her own mind, she knows what she wants and is not afraid to speak up for herself. She will protect those she cares about and stand up for them if they need help. She owns up and takes responsibility when she has done something wrong even if she knows she will get in trouble and that makes me so proud of the person she has become. She hates to see anyone hurt or left out and will do anything in her power to make them feel better. So, while she may be a challenge for me to raise, I know that all these things will serve her well as she gets older and I wouldn’t change a thing about her.
Oh Summer, my Summer girl. I am not an animal person. Not by any stretch of the imagination. However, both my Hubby and Princess are…a compromise had to be made. We tried 2 other dogs before finding Summer and what a perfect fit for our family she has been. She is a funny, loving and intelligent Boxer who has stolen all of our hearts since day one. I can’t imagine our family without her and even though she frustrates me at times I love her as my second child.
My parents, me and Hubby and His parents
me and step MIL
Our parents. I think this one goes without saying, without them we wouldn’t be here! I am so thankful for both of our parents. They raised smart, funny, intelligent children who care about others and making a difference in the world. They would give the clothes off their backs to make sure that we are taken care of. They have handled the transition from parent to friend with grace and patience. Both sets of parents have been wonderful examples of loving and long lasting relationships for us.
There you have it, Days one and two of 30 Days of Thanks! Make sure to check back for the rest of the days this month..you never know, you might find yourself on my list of things I’m thankful for =)