Thanksgiving and giving thanks

So, Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  How do I know?  Well, it is getting colder.  I do believe that our Indian Summer has come and gone.  I am finalizing plans with work to be able to visit family over the holiday.  And I am getting in the mood (somewhat) to get my house organized.  I need to make room in my living room for a crib and a Christmas tree.  I am also anticipating working on our new house, the one that has a bigger kitchen and a little bit bigger living room.  I am really really excited about that bigger kitchen.  I can live with small bedrooms and only one bathroom.  But I cannot live with a tiny kitchen.  So, soon we will begin ripping and tearing, running electric lines, researching what we want for flooring, figuring out how we want the bathroom to look, and painting.  Lots of painting.

But above and beyond all the work that lays ahead, I have to stop and give thanks.  Thanks for a God who steered me down the road I am now on.  Thanks to a wonderful family, we have navigated many changes in the past couple years with very few scars.  Thanks to a wonderful support network, including family, friends, and co-workers, and even parents that I have never met face to face.  Thanks for healthy children.  This last one is so very important, as many parents are blessed with a multitude of issues that rob their children of their health.  And I cannot even begin to imagine what these parents go through daily.  So while you are enjoying all the trimmings this year, be thankful that you can enjoy.  Many cannot enjoy the feast.

So, please share, what are you thankful this year?

48 thoughts on “Thanksgiving and giving thanks”

  1. So thankful for our sweet baby girl and all of the love and support we’ve been shown recently. It truly takes a village to raise a child!

  2. I am most grateful for our rainbow baby girl, Zoey. We were not planning on having anymore babies since our daughters were already 13 and 9 years old but last October we found out we were expecting! I’m not going to lie, I was pretty scared. It had been so long since we had a baby in the house and I wondered if my instincts would kick back in. I started to think about the age difference, I would have one starting college the same year that our baby would be starting kindergarten! Zoey is 5 months old now and she just lights up our house! I can honestly say our family feels complete now. I am also so thankful to be able to enjoy Zoey and all of her “firsts ” with my older daughters who get just as excited as Daddy and I. It’s amazing to think of how loved (and spoiled) she is by everyone. I thank the lord every day for my family.

    1. I also have a big age difference. My oldest is 15, my daughter, 12, and then our little is 6 months. At fist, my older daughter was upset at losing her spot as the baby, but she dotes on her baby sister. She has also started her cloth diaper stash, and this is one of her favorites. Congratulations Momma!

  3. Im so thankful for my daughter most of all. we have great friends and family and so many things to be thankful for. we are very blessed

  4. I’m thankful for all my friends and family that are so giving and generous.I’ve had so much stuff bought or given to my family this week.It’s amazing !!!

  5. Super thankful for my kids, my hubby, and the Rebecca foundation cloth diaper closet for lending me some cloth for my baby’s bum!

  6. I am thankful that all of my children are healthy and that I recently job a job in the field that I’ve wanted for years!

  7. I am thankful for find out about essential oils this year. They have helped my family in a wide variety of ways and I couldn’t be happier.

  8. I’m so thankful and proud of my husband, who is a sailor in the US Navy, and I’m thankful for the health and happiness of our two beautiful children!

  9. It sounds like you are very blessed and have lots to be thankful for! I’m thankful for my amazing husband and beautiful baby girls, our health, and all the wonderful opportunities and blessings God has given us. :)

  10. I am thankful for a beautiful baby girl who turned one year last month. I am thankful for her smiles, for her milestones, and her company each and every day that I remain at home. I am thankful for my husband who work so hard each day to help provide for our family, and I am thankful for our puppy who loves to give kisses and protects our property. I am thankful for our health, and for my Heavenly Father who looks after us. I am thankful for a roof over our heads, and for all the “extras” we have so that we can travel once in a while.. see new places.. and learn new things. The list goes on :)

  11. I’m so incredibly thankful for my husband, who works so hard in the military to provide my daughter and I everything we need. I’m also very thankful for my 8 month year old daughter, who has changed my world completely this past year. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

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