Today I'm going to have to go with "my family" for wonderful things I'm thankful for.
I'm grateful for my parents, who always told me I could be anything I wanted, who encouraged me and loved me without condition. Who worked so hard to make sure we always had more than enough and are so proud of every accomplishment. I love you guys so much!
I'm grateful for my sister, who is also one of my dearest friends. I love how over the years we grew from squabbling kids to women who support and defend. You rock, Jen. =)
I'm thankful for my grandparents, my aunts and uncles, who provide such a rich tapestry of love and laughter.
I'm so, so grateful for my husband. God blessed us beyond measure when he introduced us at a young age. We've enjoyed nearly ten years of marriage, and each moment has been amazing. Yes, we occasionally fight--but I love that we actually like each other, that we enjoy spending time together, that we work well together. I'm so thankful for a honey who understands my every thought (or nearly, LOL), and with whom I have so many unexplainable jokes. Thank you, Lord, for a love that still makes me heart race every time I he comes home.
And of course, my adorable children. Though exhausting and sometimes frustrating as all children can be, they are so, so precious. Thank you, Lord for that unquenchable spark of life and cheer in Rowyn. I think he could laugh half the day--and spend the other half "vrooming trucks." =) And You outdid yourself on the sweetness scale, Lord, when you crafted Xoe. I love that nearly all her games involve giving something to others, whether it's a pretend letter to her brother's toys or a "welcome home" card for her cousin.
And today, the "thankful in the bad" thing comes from them, too, LOL. They each woke me up once last night, and I couldn't get back to sleep after the second. So I'm tired and a little sore this morning--but grateful. Thank you, Lord, for unexpected cuddle time with my kiddos. And for the prayer time while I lay awake. (Now if You wanted to help me wake up, that would be appreciated too. ;-)
Have a great Tuesday, everyone! It's the Thanksgiving Party at Story Time this morning, so my kids are pretty excited. =)