I wanted to take a minute to express my gratitude for my many blessings. I am so thankful for my family. I have been so blessed to be married to the only man who was designed to tolerate me and my overwhelmingly long list of flaws. While I don't necessarily believe in soul mates for everyone, I certainly believe that Mike is mine.
My kids!!! Oh how I love them. They bring such....color? Flare? Pizazz?? They keep things interesting and they keep me on my knees...........scrubbing things out of carpets, picking up toys, playing games and praying constantly for guidance and patience and forgiveness for my imperfections in the realm of motherhood.
I am thankful for extended family and loved ones who teach us so much, give us advice and support us in all times. I truly feel that we are placed into our families for a reason and I know that I have learned so much through my life thanks, in overwhelmingly large part, to my family. I am thankful for Mike's family for being there for me and , of course, for raising the most awesome man alive!
I love, love, love my friends. What would I do without them? There is not enough to say. My friends are angels on Earth, answering my prayers daily with their love, support and sometimes their sarcasm and irreverence. :)
Home, warmth, clothes, food, car, pink pajamas, my sheets, "Twilight", chocolate, movies, dishwashers, flowers, animals, paint, music...I said "Twilight" didn't I? I did? Are you sure?? Better be safe..."TWILIGHT"!!!!!
Most importantly, I am thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am thankful to know that I am a daughter of God. I am thankful to know that He lives and He knows my name and He hears my prayers and knows my needs. I am thankful for a gospel that teaches love, tolerance and salvation for ALL people, everywhere regardless of beliefs, color, gender, age, etc. A gospel that understands that we are ALL children of a loving and compassionate and merciful Father in Heaven.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope we can all feel the warmth of gratitude in our hearts for the blessings we share.