Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holidays

I am so excited for the holidays!
Especially sense Thanksgiving is tomorrow yay! & I can officially start counting down the days for Christmas and AZ while I'm stuffing myself with stuffing and turkey yay! Anyways I guess the real point in this post is I wanted to express my gratitude sense that is the theme for this month and blogger!

I am grateful for all the many many changes in my life that have happened to me this year.
It has not been easy, its been one a very hard row to hoe but I've come through it and learned allot about myself and in particular Joel and I learned allot about what we are capable of as a couple.

I am grateful for my daughter
Its been a relief that she has been healthy and strong despite all the trials mom went through to have her brought into this life.

I am thankful for families.
even though my family is a thousand miles away I've never felt closer.
I'm thankful for the family that I've had right here in Washington.
I'm thankful for the generosity, kindness and friendship shown to Joel & I. & also thanks for sticking with me personally even when I was a grouch. (aka pregnant autumn in all her fierceness. )

I am grateful for my blog.
Silly as it sounds, when I moved up to Washington I did not have many people to hang out with, besides my wonderful brothers and sisters in law (which was great and we have had good times) But I was really lonely for AZ and my friends. My blog was wonderful for me because (in a kind of pathetic way) gave me something to look forward to while I was on bed rest and so forth & I did not feel so homesick either.

I am grateful for My husbands job.
We moved across country for something I was not so sure was going to be what we wanted & you to know to be honest I was never all the happy about it until when I got here and I started to slowly see the lords plan. We could not have gone through all that we went through with my pregnancy without Joel's job and insurance. & as much as I was frustrated with moving, it turned out to be a wonderful blessing for our family, one that I will look back on and say without a doubt that God was watching over us.

I'm thankful for a home.
I am grateful for our lovely duplex its had allot of work done to make it what it is today & I am so glad that we did what we did to fix it. I am thankful for all the help I had also. Could not have done it without you. Mann Its so nice to be in our own place!

I am thankful for neighbor's.
Yes, I can hear every move you make through your house but I love living next door to you because you are such wonderful, kind people. We honestly feel so lucky to have a great family to be neighbors with! :)

I am thankful to the lord for all his bounteous blessings he has seen fit to bless me with. I am thankful for the trials & the chastening because through them our relationship has grown stronger. I am thankful for the book of Mormon. I never had a truer desire to read them. I took the challenge to read it in a year and guess what? I finished it by September! I am so happy that I decided to do that, I have learned so much and grown so much closer to my Heavenly Father. :)

2 comments:

Valerie Fauver said...

I felt happy reading your "Thanksgiving" post. It feels good to be grateful!

Oh, and I liked the line where you said you'd be stuffing yourself with stuffing! That made me laugh! :)

jaymee sirrine said...

your baby is precious!! Hey where are you guys living? and what does your husband do??