4.25.2013

Thankfulness

Some times we have so many thoughts going thru our heads and we are not sure how to get them on paper.

I had a chat with a friend who has an alcoholic husband and she was telling me the sad and very real burdens she has because of his alcoholism.  It comes before his 3 kids and her, she has dealt with this for 13 years and he always says he will change, but never do. 
She told me today with tears in her eyes that i need to be thankful every day for having a christian husband.  it has stayed with me all day

I do need to realize how  blessed i am to be part of my hubbys life and serve God along with him… Sundays we know we are going to church and we both know we are going together with Brooke; a lot of us need to be more thankful for the little things in this world…we don't know what being an alcoholic's wife is really about, i know from what she told me that she isn't happy and needs out of there but has no where to go and she is scared that everyone will hate her for it…

I am thankful for my hubby
He is my soul mate, we raise our daughter together, yes we don't always agree but we have learnt to communicate our feelings and talk it thru instead of letting it fester and be a sore spot in our marriage. I am thankful that he choose me because he is my best friend and that day 16 years ago sitting across the dinner table from him being only 13 years old, i knew i was going to marry him, here we are still crazy in love and closer then ever.  

I am thankful for my daughter
I feel so blessed when i think that God gave her to me- i knew nothing about being a mother and yet he trusted me to take care of her, to provide for her, to be her mommy. 
I get so many compliments each day on her…she is so kind, loving, funny, beautiful, smart, has a heart for others; its a joy to be around her each day. 

I am thankful for my parents
Yes they drive me crazy at times, but they did raise me to be the best person i can be, they loved me no matter what i did or said. I cannot imagine how people handle with losing their parent(s). They taught me about Jesus, they brought me to church 4 times a week ( YES, I know :p) 

I am thankful for my siblings
growing up we would fight all the time, now my sister(Rachel) and i are so close, we talk for hours on the phone per week, my brother ( Mike)  is only ever a text msg away at any time.  Melanie ( my adopted sister) we are best friends, we laugh together, we cry, share joys and sorrows, get mad at each other then make up, it is so good to be living so close to her now

I am thankful for my in laws
my inlays and i don't always see eye to eye and sometimes we don't even wanna see each other but they gave me their son and have not once said anything negative to me because of my weird and quirky ways, and They really do spoil me when i am here at Christmas time.  

I am thankful for the fresh air we breathe
imagine for a minute if the air outside was all congested and stale, we wouldn't be healthy, we would be all congested as well. 
I am happy that i can step outside at any time and get a breathe of fresh air. 

I am thankful for our church family 
when we moved we didn't know what kind of church we would find but when we entered this one we felt at home, amazing pastor and wife, we are so blessed to be a part of their congregation.  Everyone there is so nice and kind and they like us 

I am thankful for all of you 
Sometimes online friends are better and care more then real life friends. Thats how i feel about you all, you are my friends even though we are only connected by each others blogs, i feel a closeness with you all.  Blogging has really opened up my view of things. {HUGS}

5 comments

  1. It's so nice to see you reflecting on all of the things that you are grateful for. I too am thankful for many of the same...and cheers to online friends! Be well. xx

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  2. Awwww bless... What a lovely post
    We all often lose sight that we all have a lot to be thankful for and it is good to concentrate on the positive and be grateful. I believe when we are totally grateful with an open heart , life is truly happier. When we see beauty in everything and everyone.... Xx

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  3. What a wonderful post!

    ~Michelle
    http://lifeonthehorizn.com

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  4. Sometimes it takes a look into someone else's life to realize what blessings we truly have. Enjoy your blessings and welcome to Collective Bias!

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  5. This is a great post, and I agree you are very lucky to have a Christian husband serving God with you. I am a believer, and my husband is not. That's all well and fine when you're dating, but when you have children and the two parents have such completely different beliefs it poses huge challenges you couldn't even imagine. I love my husband, I sure do wish we didn't have the huge difference though. You are luckier than you know. Or maybe you do know. :)

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