Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving morning

My kids are just full of Thanksgiving this morning, and so I wrote down their lists as they rattled them off to me.  Very sweet. 

Jaxon is thankful for:


Live with Jesus again

Jesus and heavenly Father

Christmas is real

presents for Christmas


mom and dad


The baby in mommy’s tummy (surprise?)



Baby Jesus



And Sage is thankful for:


Holly (said 6 times)


Princess book

Ballerina book


And I am thankful for so many many things.  My handsome husband and sweet little children, Heather, for her amazing example to me and for those sweet African children she is helping.  Heidi, for her example, and making these past 3 1/2 years so much fun!  For John and his kindness and willingness to always help out, Michael for making me want to somehow be able to touch people with my voice as he does to me with his, Mark for his humor and respect, my dad for his passion for life and for his love.  I’m so glad I grew up in a family of 6, because I can’t imagine my life without every one of these people in it.  For Rick for putting up with me, for Stacie and her capacity to love and give, for Mikalann for her sweet personality and willingness to put up with my brother, for Mirm and her a perfect example of what a loving wife should be.  I grateful for each and everyone of my friends who have shaped and influenced me throughout my life.  For an apartment that has been perfect for us, for Jake’s upcoming graduation and for moving on.  Oh gosh…..I’ve opened a can of worms here.  I could go on all day.  But most of all, I am grateful for a loving Savior who has made it possible to live with my family again.  Also I am thankful for my mom.  For somehow shaping me in 10 short years into the person that I would become.  For her love that she has for me that has sustained me through so many tough times, and for her presence in my life even still. 


Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


Troy and Jana Withers said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I love this time of year! :) Congrats on your surprise, hope you've been feeling well. Do you know where you're headed next after graduation?
Have a great day!

Stace said...

Very sweet. Congratulations on your pregnancy.

janine said...

ahhhaaahhh!!!! congratulations.....can't wait to see the next blue-eyed wonder!!!

Heidi said...

And I am thankful for my awesome sister and the amazing Thanksgiving dinner she made me. Such a perfect day-thanks for making it that way.

hedrad said...

Wow! That was beautiful. What a wonderful tribute to everyone. Thank you! Of course it made me cry. You're amazing and I love you.

Emma said...

We, Jake's family, are grateful that he has a happy wife and children.