Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thankful for...



With Thanksgiving tomorrow "thankful lists" are popping up everywhere. I love it. What a good time to stop and reflect on the last year and count our blessings. Being grateful and counting blessing should be a daily practice, but I do love dedicated time to reflect. 

This year has brought many changes and I'm thankful for all of them...

For the way I've seen God's love in a way I've never known before. For His faithfulness. For the way He's grown our family...

For my sweet family and the addition of Amelia...
Amelia...the sweetest baby I've ever known. It's hard for me to find words for her. She's been this incredible gift that God placed in our arms. 

Elijah...he's my boy. He's tender and loving and I adore him. He's imaginative and bright and the perfect older brother. 

Nay...her personality is amazing. Everyone who knows her is so lucky, but very few get in. She's reserved and I can't believe I get to call her mine. Our little family means more to her than anything. Her joy comes from us being together. She thanks God many times a day for each of us..."God thank you for daddy, thank you for mama, thank you for IE, thank you for Mia." She says it over and over again. We love her.


Caleb...I'm not sure where to start. I guess with the fact he's taught me more about being grateful than anyone else. It's challenged my walk with the Lord and grown my faith. He's so content and I want to be like him... Grateful for whatever God brings into my life. 
I love him so much it hurts. I don't know what my life would be like without him, but he's truly my best friend and better half.


I'm thankful for our year in Idaho. We love living here.

I'm thankful for our extended families and am reminded of what a blessing they are as some of them deal with serious health problems.

I'm thankful for the beautiful friends God faithfully brings to my life.

I'm thankful it's my birthday...29 years. I am blessed. 


7 comments:

Kiley said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday TO YOU!!!!

kaylee@life chasers said...

This makes me want to know your family in person even more...maybe we should just move to Idaho and be neighbors.

And happy birthday to you! I hope your were totally blessed :)

Purposely at Home said...

Awh! What a sweet and special post! I hope y'all have a happy thanksgiving and I hope you have an amazing birthday!! :)

xo
purposelyathome.blogspot.com

Summer said...

Your family is soooo adorable! I love that last picture of you all :) Happy Thanksgiving!

xo
summer

Jody said...

Happy birthday!!! I currently have no cell phone reception.
I will call when we get back.

bandofbrothers said...

Happy Birthday doll! I love you so much and am so grateful for YOU in my life!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Happy Belated birthday! &could your family be any more beautiful? You can just tell how happy you all are :) I love it.

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