November 24, 2011

I am thankful...

I still have a post half written, I started it 3 weeks ago after my Half Marathon about the half and my experience and triumph but.....

And I haven't said a word about the fact that Lula turned THREE on the 11th! THREE!!! Where did 3 years go?!?

But as hubby is driving us to California to spend Thanksgiving with some of our very best friends - and I stare out the window at the pre-dawn stars twinkling - and the girls are silently involved in A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving playing in the back seat it feels wrong not to take a quiet moment to give thanks...

My thankful posts this past month on Facebook have been fun, funny, sometimes sarcastic and entirely me... Fun and rarely serious.... But I know what I have and I do know what is truly important. I am thankful and in so many ways blessed beyond measure.


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I am thankful for the mountain of laundry - because it means my family has warm clothes

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I am thankful for the sink filled with dirty dishes waiting to be washed - because it means my family has food to eat and does not wonder where their next meal is coming from

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I am thankful for the mortgage bill every month, even though my house is worth half what we owe - because it means my family has a roof over our heads

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I am thankful for painful and sore muscles - because it means I am capable, healthy and strong enough for physical activity

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I am thankful that my husband is on the road more than he is home - because even though I miss him like crazy and it is unbelievably hard to be mom all alone most of the time, it means he has a job and we can have clothes, food and a roof over our heads

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I am thankful for temper tantrums, sassy attitudes, giant messes and arguments over picking up the toy room - because it means I have my children here with me and I know that there are mothers who would give anything to have their children making a mess of their house or arguing with them again

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I am thankful.
I have a good life.
I have friends and family that love me....
In the grand scene of life, my problems are so small.....
I have my family...
We all have our health ....
In the end - that is all that matters.

Happy Thanksgiving

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