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Thursday, November 22, 2012

I am Thankful....

This month I have been making a daily I am thankful post on my personal facebook page, so with today being Thanksgiving, I wanted to take the time to share these items with all of you (my wonderful readers!)
1.  I'm thankful for My Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, b/c without them...I would be nothing and have nothing.
2.  I'm thankful for Q (my husband). I really can't complain about him, he is a great husband and a great Father. We have some rough patches here and there, but they really are few and far between. I'm so grateful to have him in my life.
3.  I'm grateful for my boys....even though I get no sleep most nights, and lately seem to have to change wet sheets a lot of mornings, and have one that got the up at the crack of dawn gene from someone...I know not who....they really do make me smile and are a great bunch of kids!
4.  I'm thankful for my parents, they did a pretty dang good job of raising me (if I say so myself). I'm grateful they felt it so important to stick it out, stay together all these years, and raise me in the gospel! Love you guys!!
5.  I'm grateful for Qs job, which grants me the ability to stay home with my kids. It has other great perks to, like sending us to Hawaii ;)
6.  I'm grateful for my freedoms in this great Nation. My freedom to vote, the freedom to worship, the freedom to homeschool. Just to name a few. Far to often we take these freedoms for granted. And I'm thankful for my fellow Veterans and those currently serving whom have fought to get and keep those freedoms. God Bless!
7.  I'm grateful for my brothers, even they were brats growing up and always got into my stuff, they helped prepare me for the boys I have today! They have also grown up to be great guys and I love them!
8.  I'm grateful for all the amazing technology we have today that helps keep friends and family close, even when we are really so far away! I don't know that I could live 6000 miles away without it!
9.  I'm thankful for Friends near and far, I have all sorts of friends, some old, some new, but they are all great people that have helped me through the variety of times in my life, and I'm very grateful!
10.  I'm grateful for temples, there beauty and solace, the one place where I can go to temporarily escape from the world. I'm grateful for the blessings they bring, like Eternal Families! I'm grateful we have one so close.
11.  I'm thankful for all the veterans that so willingly serve (or have served) our country. Thanks to their service, we keep our freedoms, and keep the services voluntary! Happy Veterans Day to all of you!! God bless!!
12.  I'm thankful for Federal Holidays, lol. Seriously though weekends are never long enough, I'm grateful to have one more day to spend together this weekend.
13.  I'm great full for the opportunity to homeschool...some days are better than others, but I really cherish these moments....I get to see and share in so many moments that I'd miss if he went to school.
14.  I'm thankful for my overall health, I have a few bumps in the road occasionally, BUT....it could be so much worse. I have Lupus and I have been very lucky for the most part not to have any major complications over the last 8 years or so since my diagnosis.
15.  I'm grateful to have such a great homeschooling support system here, for the lovely ladies I do co-op with, and the others that come together for field trips great and small, and chat forums, etc... It is so nice to have friends that really understand. It all!!
16.  I'm thankful for extended family...all my cousins, aunts, uncles....etc.... It's awesome to have such a big family, and though we don't always see each other, we have all got each others backs!!
17.   I'm thankful for my blog and the many opportunities it brings me, it can be a lot of work, but it is something that is mine! It has blessed my family in many ways, I have 'met' lots of really great people and hope that in some way my blog has blessed the lives of others as well. Most recently, I have been picked to be part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew! Just one more blog blessing!!
18.  I'm thankful for my awesome church family, from day 1 we have always felt welcome and they have really helped us out in lots of ways! Love them lots!!
19.  I am thankful for all my ‘in-laws’, mother, father, sister, brother.  They all played a huge role in molding my husband into the great man he is today!  I am also grateful for my many nieces and nephews.  Love all you guys!
20.  I’m thankful for a roof over my head, food on my shelves, and a vehicle…without having to worry about how we will cover the costs of these items.
21.  I’m thankful to live in this beautiful state, sometimes I miss the change of seasons, but I know I don’t miss the cold.  I love that we can go to the beach in November, that our wardrobe consists of shorts, tshirts and sandals year round! 
22.  I’m thankful to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with friends, since I am so far away from family. 

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