Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Still Alive & Kicken'

So rather than dwell on all the horrible stuff that happened last year I have finally decided to post again and let you all know what I am truly thankful for in the year 2009. I know it isn't Thanksgiving anymore, but just work with me here people.

1. I am so thankful to be in the Faith & to be able to raise my children in this wonderful home with their awesome daddy. I know too many people for whatever reason don't have this.

2. I'm thankful for Alan, who has to be one of the nicest, kindest, best looking (ya'all get the drift) men I have ever known. It has been an absolutely amazing 15 years with him.

3. I'm thankful to only have less than 30 days until our trip to Hawaii!!! Can you believe it?? I still drool over the beach pictures daily. Sis & I talk several times a day about our upcoming vacation. Working out every single detail ahead of time, because I am such a "Type A" person. I must be in control at all times. Plus I just really like to plan.

4. I'm thankful the youngkids finally came to our house last Sunday just to hangout and I didn't totally stress out about everything. They wrestled in livingroom (after pushing the new furniture against the walls), they played the Wii for hours, they ate chips & pop, and cake, and pretty much whatever we had in the house. All in all a very good day.

5. I'm thankful Aunt Debbie Smith got to come and visit us for a weekend even if the reason for her journey wasn't the happiest. (Bro. Buds Funeral).

6. I'm thankful that I have 5 healthy happy kids who occasionally drive me crazy.

7. I'm thankful to have so many people I can truly call friends. Some that I only get to see very occasionally and others who are an almost daily part of my life. It is a great feeling to not feel like the social outcast that I was in grade school. To finally feel grown up enough to know what true friends are and how to be one to all of mine even if I sometime fail at the attempt.

8. I hope you all know how much I love and adore you. You West Coasters who I miss so much. You Okies whom I don't get to see enough of and all the others who I have not had the privelage to meet face to face yet. Someday, maybe. I'm even thankful for the lurkers out there who are too shy to come out and say high.

Thanks for listening to my trials and travails of the last year and lets hope for sunshine and happiness in 2009.

11 comments:

Sis Stubby said...

God is so good to use humans.I am happy for you about your trip.Go and enjoy all the wonderful sights God has made.Buttttt come back and tell us all about it so I can dream of it.

Marisela said...

I like your list. Have a great time in Hawii I hope I get to go someday :)

Trina said...

I say CHEERS to that!!!Raising my sparkling cider glass in the air to you! I can't believe that you will be going to Hawaii in 30 days either!! Have a blast and show us lots of pictures! What ticker will you put at the top of your blog next though?

Amber Lois said...

I'm thankful that I have a wonderful family. They mean so much to me. I'm also thankful that when Tyler got a new phone he called me to let me know he got one.

Neena said...

I'm glad you made a thanksgiving list. I hate it that some people seem to think the only time they should make the extra effort to be thankful is at Thanksgiving. I know it's important to make the extra effort then, but it seems like we should be doing it daily. Anyway, those are all good blessings. I hope 2009 will be a good year, but even 2008 was a good year, although it had many not-so-good things about it, too. Post soon!

Oldtimer said...

I'm sure that counting our blessings helps give us strength for the hard times ahead. God is so good. I heard about your accident this evening, and I'll be praying for you. And I'm thankful that it wasn't any worse than it was.

meNmykids said...

And another monstrous blessing to count huh? We are all thankful that you and Amy are okay!

Neena said...

I'm so glad that you and Amy are okay - and still alive & kickin'! I did a lot of praying in that hour or so until we found out they'd let you out of the hospital. And I still prayed some after that. But once again, I'm so glad you were fine and that they let you get out of the hospital. Praise the Lord!

skylene said...

I am sooo glad you all are okay too! When I heard about it it almost scared me to death. Happily I quickly found out that you were okay.

Sylvia said...

I am so thankful for you too. I am glad you are okay. I treasure your friendship even though we don't get to see each other very often. Have fun in Hawaii.

Sis. Lori P. said...

No way! Hawaii in 30 days? It's going to be so much fun and warm sand and sunshine! Don't get much of that around here lately! What a nice post about all you are thankful for.