Thursday, November 22, 2012

Well hello

You really didn't think I'd make it through Thanksgiving remembering to post my thanks, did you? Sigh. The play got going with really long rehearsals, and that was the end of that. Please know that I have many things to be thankful for!!!!

Today I am thankful that the play is over and was successful. We came out ahead moneywise, and we had some really good shows. Especially Friday night. That was my favorite. The kids and some parents really showed up and worked hard. My own kids were a part of it, and that made it even more special. My mom and my aunt came for it, and that the was the icing on the cake!!

I am also thankful today that Thanksgiving is over. While I was drying the last dish, I remembered that I'd posted a "what to do next year" last year, but it all worked, and the family enjoyed it, so I count that a success.

And tonight, the Big Man, who worked crazy hours this week, is ready to relax, so MK and I are going to get to go to a late movie tonight!!!

Monday, November 05, 2012

This guy

I love my brother. Period. I was only blessed with one, but I was given a great one. He is generous with his talents and has the ability to make me smile and laugh and think in a matter of moments. When I see him after a long while, we pick up as if we had just been together.

I'm thankful for my brother. Aaron, today!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

These people

I was blessed from birth with two wonderful parents. They are generous and caring and loving and all of the things anyone could ask for in parents. I aspire to be like they are. They love unconditionally. I've written about them before, but I wanted to take the time today to share my thanks for them both. (They also look younger than their years - hope I inherit that from them too!)

Saturday, November 03, 2012

This boy.

This sweet boy has been a joy since the moment we found out about him. We found about him nine years after we found out about MK. After all that time, we figured that we would have an only child. We were so thankful for MK, but there was still something missing. I prayed and prayer for one more child, and we were blessed with this most wonderful little boy.

He has the most delightful personality. He never meets a stranger and just assumes everyone is going to want to talk to him as much as he wants to talk to them. He is a talker! I wouldn't trade that about him.

He has a tender heart but also knows exactly what he wants. He loves video games, likes flag football (he pulled his first flag today!!!!!) and loves his big sister but is so happy that football season is over because the games are too long for him. He is Daddy's boy but still holds my hand and hugs me in public. I really love that.

Today I am so thankful for T. Willy.

Friday, November 02, 2012

This girl

Tonight I am thankful for MK. She is the child we dreamed and prayed and hoped for. She holds her own piece of my heart. She can make me laugh and cry and fume better than anyone else, but I am oh so proud of her. She is witty and thinks fast on her feet, and she has a dear and tender heart.

Tonight is her last football game in the Big Red Machine. I will miss being a band mom so much. I am thankful she gave me the opportunity to be a band mom and a mom in the first place.

I love this girl, and am so thankful to be her mom.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Thank you

Since today is the first of November, I have decided to list things that I am thankful for each day until Thanksgiving. The truth is, I could list something different every day of the year and still find more to be thankful for, but I will try to list the 22 most important things.

#1 - The Big Man. He and I have been together since we were teens, and the time has just flown by. He supports everything that I do and loves me unconditionally. Every day I find another reason to be thankful for him. Thank you, Lord, for giving him to me.