I am thankful for my children, my husband, my mom. My dad, brothers, and grandparents. I'm thankful for my Catholic faith and my faithful God. I am thankful for the miracle of life.
In no particular order, I give thanks for:
chocolate, insurance, our house, our cars, my brother-in-law's training as a mechanic, my brother-in-law, my mother and father-in-law, heck - all my in-laws are great.
owning a washer and dryer and dishwasher, people who give me their old clothes, all the people who spiritually, emotionally, financially or otherwise supported us through the last two months.
my alma mater, my husband's two best friends (Charlie and Toby) who are such amazing men, the priests who hear my confessions, coupons, Dr. Pepper, neonatologists, my midwife Bernice.
my friends, my friends whose kids are my kids friends, my children's godparents: Katie, Michael, Fr. H, Kimberly, Charlie and Jenny
autumn, liturgical seasons, the thinning effect of the color black, our couch, books, youtube, facebook, blogs, the Behold Conference, Rose Marie.
living between two cities with amazing young Catholic communities, Newman Centers, FOCUS, Johnny Cash, Sara Groves, Jars of Clay, 826 Valencia, St. Nicholas, JPII, Joan of Arc, St. James, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Mother Teresa.
homemade pizza, hummus, guacamole, root beer and a Sunday Bears game.
traditions, the Eucharist, redemptive suffering, merciful friends, the chocolate chip cookie recipe I've finally found that I love.
feeding therapy, JF's night nurse Megan, volunteer EMTs, Christian radio, our kind neighbors, my dining room curtains, fertility, four years of marriage.
I know this list is silly at times, so here's the bottom line:
God has blessed me with many good things. He has given me a husband I love and respect, who loves and respects me too. He has given me many friends, several of which are very dear. He has filled my life with examples of honesty, humility, kindness, generosity, joy, love, and beauty. He has provided for my family well beyond our basic needs. We are so blessed.
What are you grateful for? Leave a comment or link to your own list. I'd love to know all the things you're thankful for!