Monday, November 26, 2012

thankful.

And so another Thanksgiving has come and gone making it year four of quietly celebrating this wonderful holiday in the midst of all other, non-American things going on in our world down unda. However, this Thanksgiving I truly have more to be thankful for than ever!

I am so very thankful for my parents and the way that they support Max and I and our growing family. I mean, how amazing is it that they are able to stop their lives and travel all the way over here to Australia. How blessed am I to have parents who are able to make things like this happen all to spend a little time cuddling their newest grandson. SO. THANKFUL.

I am thankful to have a happy, HEALTHY baby boy. There are so many things that I wish for my children, but good health is at the very top of that list. God gave us a beautifully healthy baby. SO. THANKFUL.

I am thankful for a husband that supports me in every way imaginable. Sure he pushes my buttons from time to time, but he also pushes me to be more and do more which I believe is an important part of a relationship. Without loved ones pushing us outside of our comfort zone, how would we ever grow as people? SO. THANKFUL.

Turkey onesie brought all the way to Oz. Thank you Mimi!!! #continuingthetradition


I am thankful for a teenage son who constantly teaches me things about myself without even knowing it. He teaches me patience and helps remind me to let go of things I can not change. He has taught me  all about a new level of love and takes me back to "those years" and the ups and downs of being sixteen. SO. THANKFUL.

I am thankful for... The roof over our heads. Our jobs. Our family. Our friends. Ice cold coke. A cozy bed. The ability to Skype with family at the touch of a button. The sunshine. My baby nephew's little voice when he sings. CHEESE. Late night texts with my best friends all the way back in the US. My camera. The unending love I see between my husband and his son. Pinterest. Warm showers. Our human-like cat, Toby. International flights... and so much more.

Although we don't technically celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, I think the act of giving thanks or even just thinking about all that we have to be thankful for is so important. And if having a holiday once a year to remind ourselves to give thanks is what it takes- then that is what we will do!

Yesterday, today and everyday... SO. THANKFUL.

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