Sunday, November 05, 2006

November brings Thanks!

I find myself thankful for all we have. I am most thankful for my wonderful marriage and our two healthy sons. I sit and watch them play most days and am bewildered that I have been so greatly blessed with them. They are each so special in their own ways. My life would not be complete without my husband and my sons.

I have material things to be thankful for, which I am. I have a roof over my head at night, a car to get me where I need to go, a bank account that isn't always full of money, but it pays the bills, a family that loves me, friends that support me and the list just goes on and on. I have lots to be thankful for and I am.

With that being said, I ask for more. I pray for more. I would love another baby, son or daughter, I'm not picky. I see our family as a family of five and I yearn for one more little soul to enter our household. My heart tells me it will happen. I just don't know the timing. I'm still acquiring some level of patience for that to happen. I just know that our hearts have room for another one. We'll keep trying!

I have friends that mean the world to me. I love them as I would brothers or sisters. They are our chosen family. One thing I have learned in life is that you need friends. Friends are the flowers in life. I have friends that are distant, yet always close in my heart. I treasure those friends and the lives they share with me. I am grateful for them and the gifts of their friendships.

My parents are my rocks. I can tell my Mom everything and she understands, or pretends to. She is my confidante when no one else will lend an ear. She and I have not always had this type of relationship. We have grown and worked hard for our relationship. My kids are the glue in it and I am thankful that she embraced grandparenthood as much as she has. The boys call her Adda and I still call her my Momma. I'm grateful for them and our relationship.

My ILs are wonderful, super, duper people. I love their family values and the way they always make you feel at home. You can meet them for dinner at a restaraunt and they have a way to make you feel as if you are sitting in their own dining room. They are such caring, true people. I am grateful that I have married into such a caring, complete family. They truly are the salt of the earth.

I just feel lucky this month. November/December are two of my favorite months. I love the crisp cool weather and the smell of Fall/Winter as it approaches. I love the fellowship with family and friends as everyone comes together to share holidays. I feel young and vibrant in these months. It brings back memories of holidays past and visions of holidays to come. I thank God I'm here to enjoy this life and share it with everyone that is in it.

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