Friday, November 23, 2012

Blessings of Thanksgiving {My Top 5}

This year has been a crazy year that was full of unexpected things that turned into amazingly wonderful blessings. A year ago I would have never imagined that I would be in the spot I am in now. I had goals set for my life, and I can honestly say that I have crossed a lot of those goals off of my list since I have accomplished them or went far beyond. Sometimes the road was tough, not fun, and extremely stressful, but I put my faith in the Lord {even when it was difficult to do} and trusted that he had a plan for me beyond what I knew. Trusting him definitely proved to be in my favor because without him I wouldn’t be where I am.

Even though I’m a day late and a dollar short, I have so much to be thankful this year….much more than what is going to be on this list. These are just some things that stand out to me.


_MG_2010 edit

I am thankful for my husband. He has celebrated my accomplishments with me. He has talked me through the times when I just felt like giving up in various aspects of my life {mostly graduate school}. He has encouraged me to become a better person and push my limits to get tremendous results. Most of all….he has just believed in me. I even told him last night that he’s hard on me…..and he is. He’s not hard on me in a mean way though. He just knows that if I am pushed that the results will be even greater than I had imagined. He’s right, and I love him for everything he does for me.



I am thankful for a loving and supportive family. They put up with me. They’re patient with me {most of the time}. I am thankful for such a large family that enjoys each other, too. So many families seem to drift away, but my family always seems to find time for each other {especially around the holidays}. Not only do I have a great family that has been a part of my entire life, but I have an amazing family that has accepted me from the day Colby introduced them to me. I felt right at home then, and I feel even more like that now. I most certainly do not have the dreaded in-laws. They are anything but that!



Our new home! This has been one of the greatest blessings to me this year. At the beginning of the year, Colby and I had looked at a house and met with a realtor only for things not to work out. I couldn’t understand why it didn’t work out. Now, I do. That house had far more problems than we realized, and the Lord knew that this house was in our future. It is everything I wanted and more. It’s a lovely home with just enough projects to be done to be happy. What good is a house if it is already perfect….boring! Then, there wouldn’t be a blog.



I am thankful for a job that I enjoy going to each and every day. Is everyday peaches and cream? Hardly, but most days give me the satisfaction that I knew I would get from this profession. I am working with colleagues that I can call friends at a school that feels like home to me {since I went to school there}. They understood what I was going through when I was completing my Master’s degree this year and completely supported my goal to finish it up in a year’s time.



I am thankful for our new addition to our family, Zeb! I didn’t expect to gain a new furry friend this year, but I’m glad we did. Sometimes I wonder if we have lost our minds… when he wakes up the entire neighborhood while he barks at his bowl at 6 a.m. or when he chewed through important wires on our a.c. unit. That doesn’t make up for the fact that he is 100% loving and playful and gorgeous. We truly love this little big guy!

This break from school has also been a true blessing. Seeing family & friends that I don’t normally get to see and seeing the newest addition to our family has been so much fun. I hope to see and enjoy everyone’s company again soon!

No comments:

Post a Comment