Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Filled With Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful.

I am thankful for my husband. He is my best friend and I even enjoy grocery shopping with him. He is a wonderful father and works so hard to provide for us. I feel so lucky to have him.

 I sorta want bangs again.
I am thankful for my little best friend, Liza. She has brought me more joy than I ever thought possible and I treasure every second that I am with her. I know these days are fleeting and I want to savor every moment of them.

I am thankful for my growing baby boy. My excitement to meet him grows everyday (kinda like my belly) and I am beyond blessed to have the chance to love my little boy!

I am thankful for my parents. They raised me with ethics and morals and showed me what a true marriage is. They worked hard so my brother and I would never be without.

I am thankful for my brother. He might be a pain in the butt, but I still love him and I treasure our childhood together. See picture above :)

I am thankful for my niece. She will never know how much she means to me. There were many times in college that she brought me relief during stressful times and happiness during heartbreaks. And now I am so proud to have her be such an important person in my girl's life.

I am thankful for my grandparents. They have each influenced who I am today and I will forever be grateful to them.

I am thankful for my best friend. She is an amazing person and I have been very blessed these past 10 years or so to know her and be a part of her life. She balances me out and we are a classic case of opposites attracting.
Six years ago? We look so little.

I am thankful for all the other great friends I have in my life. There are many I don't get the opportunity to see very often, but they are a huge part of my life and I love them very much! I have a lot of friends like this. I'm blessed!

I am thankful for my home. I have to remind myself of this one pretty frequently, but I really am blessed to have a warm safe place to raise my family. I am thankful for my home. I am thankful for my home. :)
I am thankful for the blessing of staying home with my little(s). It doesn't make our finances easier, but it is worth every penny we don't have. I will forever be grateful that I am able to stay home and raise my children.

I am thankful for my education. It wasn't easy for me to work a billion jobs and go to school full time, but I am so glad that I did it. I am thankful that my parents instilled in me the work ethic that got me through those many years of busting my butt.
With my grandfather.

I am thankful for my gracious and loving God. He has shown me how to be loving, respectful, and compassionate to all people. No matter what. I have learned the beauty of forgiveness and hope.

I am thankful for Simply Mommies and for Katey. Working with Katey on this blog has brought me joy and challenges me to be a better mom and to really think about my writing. I am also thankful for the 5 of you that actually read our posts ;)

I could go on and on, but I am sure you're sick of reading. Try and make some time this week to think of the things you are most thankful for. It really helps me to keep things in perspective.

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

XOXO Sarah


  1. very sweet post. (and i hear you on the brother thing LOL) have a wonderful thanksgiving!

  2. Beautiful post Sarah! I'm thankful to have connected with you through our group! :)

  3. What a beautiful post. I enjoyed seeing your pictures and reading what you're thankful for.

  4. Beautiful post, Sarah!! Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!! xo

  5. Beautiful post. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Such a sweet post! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  7. What a lovely post! Thanks for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  8. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving Sarah! This is so inspiring and thank you for sharing. You house looks so warm and inviting! Enjoy!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving! I echo so many of the items on your list in my own life. Thank you for sharing your list and pictures with us.

  10. What a sweet post. You have so much to be Thankful for!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. What a great post. So uplifting to see someone so filled with gratitude! Happy Thanksgiving friend!

  12. So sweet and authentic!

  13. Thank you, everyone! I enjoyed writing this post and I'm so happy you enjoyed. I love how blogging has brought new friends into my life!!

  14. Beautiful - thanks for sharing! If only we could count our thanks every day like this... without stuffing our faces with too much food. :) Have a wonderful time with your family.

    And my belly is much bigger than yours. :P