Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanks and Gratitude

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is all about warm kitchens, delicious food and most importantly time with those we love. Today we will go to my sister-in-laws house and celebrate with my husband's family. Tomorrow my parents will come to visit for the weekend.

Throughout November people have been posting the things they are thankful for on various social media platforms. While I was invited and tempted to join in on the posts, I can't commit to doing anything every day right now, but it did make me reflect on everything in my life I am thankful for. There are too many things to list, but here are just a few.

I am thankful for:
  • An amazing husband who is a wonderful father
  • A beautiful baby girl with a smile that can melt my heart
  • A wonderful family that is filled with love
  • My health
  • Those who I love being healthy
  • Being able to run
  • A job that I truly love and a group of amazing coworkers
  • The ability to purchase a house in the neighborhood I have loved for years
  • Being able to nurse my daughter
  • A daycare with a loving staff that take good care of my daughter
  • Coffee
  • Christmas lights
  • Living close to family
  • Adorable baby clothes
  • The sunshine and warm weather of Florida
It is amazing how much can change in a year. Last year at Thanksgiving I had just found out I was pregnant and I was scared that things would go wrong again. My Dad was also battling some health issues that had me really worried. This year I have a healthy baby girl and my Dad's prognosis is good.

Words cannot really express how grateful I am to have my life. I am very blessed and I thank God for the gifts he has given me. 

What are you thankful for this year?