I will admit that
a lot some of the time, I could point out 10 negative things in life before one positive thing ever come onto my radar. I need to work on that.
I told my husband that I am ridiculously excited for Thanksgiving this year. Why? No clue. I mean, someone might need to give me a sedative soon. I'm that excited.
I even bought a new edition of Trivial Pursuit so that a family game will, without a doubt, take place. Who am I???
Last year, the holidays were pretty much a miserable blur for me. (Yeah, boo hoo, Debbie Downer.) I was 4 months post baby and a hot mess....physically and emotionally. 2010 was filled with a whirlwind of events including (but certainly not limited to) getting pregnant, getting married, having a baby, and buying a house. I had no clue on where to start managing my time as a full time working mom and wife...and workout? Don't worry. I stumbled through it, without any grace (as in graceful) whatsoever, and came out alive.
As I reflect on my life over the past 365 days, it is a true and humbling reminder that no matter how much I think I'm in control...I couldn't handle being in control. I have been commanded by my Father to devote myself to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And for me, that feels really good.
I am thankful for ...
the promises He has given me.
a happy, healthy, and vibrant little boy.
that he still needs me to rock him to sleep.
I am thankful for my loving, supportive, and handsome best friend and husband.
I am thankful for...
two dogs that could be mistaken for pigs any day of the week.
all of the family we will be seeing this holiday.
a great job to return to on Friday.
I am thankful that I don't have to worry about where our Thanksgiving dinner will come from.
I am thankful that I do not have to worry if we will have heat tonight.
And I am thankful for the wonderful blogging community I have found. I have prayed for friends for...well, a really long time, and I have already met some of the most fantastic women, just by being me.
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!