I could not let this holiday weekend come to an end without a public expression of my gratitude.
I have so much to be grateful for.
I am grateful for these four beautiful faces and that I have been able to spend the last few days with all of them together!
I am grateful for a husband that tells me daily that he loves me and that I am beautiful – even on those days when I am not so lovable or so beautiful.
I am grateful for family – especially for the family we have been able to spend the last few days with, playing , eating, shopping and eating some more! It never fails that when we leave one of us always says “I wish we lived closer.”
I am grateful for parents and in-laws who have provided us with a firm foundation upon which our faith could grow and develop.
I am grateful for the challenges life brings. The last four years have been especially challenging for our family. I have learned so much through these challenges. My faith has grown and deepened and I know that through these challenges we have become better and more compassionate people.
I am grateful that my husband has a job. Having experienced unemployment three times in the last four years I will never take for granted the blessings of having employment. A few weeks ago Jim began working for Aflac (yes, that crazy duck on the commercials!) He has been in sales since college and is excited for this new opportunity. He came home from work last week and said “I am having so much fun!” I am grateful!
I am grateful for a loving Father in Heaven who knows me and watches over me on a daily basis. He loves me, strengthens me and supports me.
I am also grateful to you! For the kind words and expressions of love and support so many of you have offered us, especially during our last few months of unemployment. Many of you took the time to share with us information that was so helpful!
I am grateful that you read this blog, enjoy it and that it may in some way help and enrich your life just as it enriches my life to write it. So many wonderful blessings have come into my life as a result of it!
I am grateful!