Tuesday, November 01, 2011

24 days of Thankfulness

I love Thanksgiving. Love it.

It is my favorite holiday celebration; lots of family, great food and taking time to celebrate the little things that are really the big things in life.

To celebrate, I will be attempting to write out 24 things each day until the 24th. That’s 576 reasons to be thankful. Have you read 1000 Gifts yet? You should.

1. Above all, I am thankful for my Lord Jesus, who takes me as I am, in all my imperfection for His perfect glory. God has blessed me beyond what I ever dreamed (seriously) and is making Himself known in our family in ways I never imagined. Truly awesome.

2. Chris. There aren’t words. Sometimes I can’t believe I am his wife; seriously the coolest person I have ever known. I don’t know of anything that he can’t do and I am excited to have a lifetime to figure out if I can find something…

3. Our kiddos. Never have I know so much joy.

4. My family. My family is really cool.

5. This crazy, crazy photo side job. I don’t even want to think about how behind I am, but I know without a doubt that God provided this opportunity for Chris and I and it has flourished beyond what we could’ve dreamed.

6. Our year in Kansas. One of the best times of our marriage; best times of our lives.

7. All of the valuable lessons I learned while working on my master’s.

8. My friends for life from Oklahoma- we bonded over the Duke case!

9. Friend who I sat beside in Kindergarten who I was jealous of their “big” crayons and  who never left my path.

10. A girl I roomed with at Buff Branding, who by all accounts I should have lost contact with and didn’t. Such an awesome person- so glad I have a friend like her!

11. Leaves turning

12. Texas sunsets

13. Tea!

14. Little boys who love to throw leaves up in the air.

15. “I want to hold you”

16. Eli praying at dinner.

17. Ileigh only wanting me (this gets old quickly, but I know it won’t last nearly as long as I would like)

18. hot chocolate

19. “Friends at church”

20. date night

21. smart phones

22. silence

23. nap time

24. snuggling on a cold night….

and on that note, goodnight.


Rogers Family said...

LOVE this idea and this list! I'm thankful I have you as a friend who is a leading example of a good mother and strong, Christian woman. We all have so much to be thankful for, and sometimes we forget that in the stress of everyday life.