Friday, November 7, 2008
I'm taking the challenge. The author of Mixed Nuts issued her readers a challenge to post five things they are thankful for every day during the month of November.
Since I haven't had much to write about here lately, and I'm still working on my 'better attitude'...I thought this would be a great way to get a jump start on things.
Since I'm about seven days behind though, I'm going to have some catching up to do...but there's no way I can come up with 35 things tonight! I think I'll do 10 today and 10 tomorrow. Yea, its cheating a little, but its my blog. I can do that. Who's going to get me? The blog police?
Okay. 10 things to be thankful for. Hmmm....and I don't get to repeat myself. This is going to be tough.
I am thankful for...
1. My kids. Where would I be without my kids. I love them with everything I am. Life would be so dull without them. I would go to Russia and back a lifetime of times just to have them in my life. Anyone want to support us in going back and getting a number five?! ;>)
2. Shad - He's the best. After 19 years, he's still the one person I want to spend my time with, share my secrets with and get old with.
3. My family - My parents and brothers are the best. Can I just tell you that? They love us and support us no matter what. I only hope Shad and I can raise our kids to be as wonderful as they are. (Boy! I'm getting sappy here, aren't I?)
4. Just to lighten it up - I'm glad the election is over...no matter what the results. Well, okay that last part isn't true, but it sounds all kum-by-ya, doesn't it?
5. My health. I'm pushing 40...FAST, but so far there's no sign of high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes which runs so rampantly through my family. I'm secretly hoping I take after my mother with my health - she's middle 60s and doesn't take so much as a daily multi-vitamin. Those would be some awesome genes to inherit, wouldn't they?
6. My former church family . I keep saying I'm going to introduce you to these people and so far I haven't delivered. Sorry about that. Let's just say this small church is an example of a Biblical church family. They were so welcoming to us when we moved to Kansas and were so supportive when we decided to move away. In between they were SO good to us while we were trying to Find Maddie. My one and only regret in leaving Kansas was leaving this wonderful church family behind.
7. That I get to stay home (right now) - I am SO enjoying my time at home with the kids. And God is faithful. So far we have been able to cover our bills. There's not much money left to get us through the month but we're making it. Now, I don't have any delusions that I'll be able to keep this up forever (without God intervening) but I'm enjoying the here and now.
8. New Friends - I have met some wonderful people here in Wyoming. I am so glad God put them where I could find them. One in particular, Heather, has taken me under her wing. She's invited us to go swimming with them, had us over for play time and was the first to invite me to a jewelry party. She's awesome.
9. Chocolate - What can I say? I am so glad God made cocoa-beans and let the Aztecs figure out how to make it into something so incredibly sinful!
10. That I've managed to not gain any weight in the last year. I don't know how I did it, because I certainly didn't watch what I ate...but I haven't gained any weight. I haven't lost any either, but let's not dwell on the negative shall we? This is supposed to be a positive post.