Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday

It's also Thirsty Thursday, which is why I am writing this while drinking a beer :)

I am thankful for so many things. I have been blessed in many ways. The main thing I am thinking of today is my family. I know that the majority of the time I complain about them, and my kids drive me crazy. However, I honestly love them more than anything in the world. I am incredibly thankful to have such an amazing husband and to have happy, healthy kids.

My mom recently told me about how a first grader at her school was diagnosed with leukemia and has been in a children's hospital for months. The little girl is six. Not that I think anyone deserves to get cancer, but this little girl should be spending her summer in the pool or on a beach or at camp or doing anything else that does not involve living in a hospital. This makes me think about how much I take my kids' health for granted. I complain about when they have colds or a stomach virus. Things could be so much worse. I am thankful to have healthy kids.

My husband went to see The Dark Night at midnight when it opened last week. Neither of us ever thought about some whack job going in and shooting up the movie theater. I'm sure no one in Colorado thought that would happen either. I still can't wrap my head around this tragedy. I continue to pray for the victims and their families. Life is precious and you never know when it might end. I am thankful for the lives of everyone in my family. I want to keep us all in a little family bubble where no one can never hurt us.

So, on this Thankful Thursday, which I may or may not continue weekly, I am incredibly thankful for my family. They mean the world to me, and they always will. Thank you, Buster, Reilly, Andrew, Evan, Grayson, & Landon for being my amazing family.

July 4, 2012


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  2. Very nice reflection. I can be like that too sometimes. I complain about things; even the most trivial ones. The Almighty will always find a way to help us appreciate our lives.

    The Colorado incident is far beyond what my heart & mind can comprehend. I'm abhorred by what happened & truly sympathize with all those who perished & their families.

  3. Cheers! My kid and my husband drive me crazy, too, but I am so thankful to have a healthy child and a good man in my life, that I thank God for this insane life of mine everyday. A year ago, my son was hospitalized for a serious illness, and then again in April and May for Kawasaki Disease. Each day with him is such a blessing. Whatever he does, right, wrong, crazy, loud, annoying, disgusting... I'm just thankful we're together.

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