Since yesterday was Thanksgiving, I'm sharing 5 things I'm thankful for this year (even though the list is waaay longer than 5 things):
5.) I am so thankful for this blogging community and all the friends I have made inside and out of it! I was a total outcast in school and never had any friends, so I am grateful to God that not only do I have many close good friends, they are also Godly, Christian women who empower one another and lift others up. I am so happy to be surrounded by such loving ladies!
4.) I'm also thankful for our ability to visit our family over the holiday. I miss my parents and siblings all the time but this year is extra special as we will be visiting my mom & dad, younger siblings, older brother + his new wife, my grandma, Preston's grandma + grandpa, plus a handful of aunts and uncles that live all around the country. Many of them haven't even met Parker yet! It's exciting to be able to spend the holidays together.
3.) Of course I am thankful for these babies of mine. My heart is always overflowing with love and joy.
Lucy is the silliest, happiest girl who knows exactly what she wants, but is also sweet and caring and loving to others. I love watching her learn more every day, especially when I notice her copying something that she sees me do all the time.
Parker is a happy little chunk these days, too! Almost always smiling, super ticklish and just loves to be around others. He loves to jump and kick and if he's feeling extra lovey, he will grab your face with both hands and pull you towards his face for a big slobbery kiss!
2.) I am always thankful for my husband, too. He works tirelessly for his family and will do anything to provide for us. But more than that, he is always reminding me how much he loves me. I'm so glad I have a husband who thinks I'm truly beautiful and loves me exactly as I am. Preston is the most amazing father to our two kids as well. My heart melts when I see him playing with them or reading them a story. And seeing their faces light up or hearing them squeal when they hear him come in the door from work just proves what a great daddy he is.
1.) Speaking of great fathers, I am SO thankful for my Heavenly Father! He has provided me with so many blessings that I don't deserve. His mercies are new every morning, and though I fail Him daily, He proves each and every day that He is bigger than any mountain I may climb. We have had several answered prayers in the last couple of weeks and I know He is faithful to His children.
I could go on forever with this list of things I'm grateful for. It's amazing when you stop and think of all the blessings in your life how many you might have overlooked.
What are you thankful for today?