Yes you read that right; it does say day 30. I am doing this because I am sure I will forget to post tomorrow and I want to post about our elf, Jolly, and her shenanigans starting on the 1st.
Today I am thankful for the fact that my work typically works around my schedule so that I am able to be home to pick Brody up from school and to be off on days that he is out of school. Today luckily we were all at home so we got to sleep in which I am thankful for during this busy week of family visiting.
Today I am thankful not to have to do all the Thanksgiving cooking and cleaning up afterwards. I am truly thankful that we were able to celebrate with a few friends and family.
Today I am truly thankful for no horrible encounters with the crazy Thanksgiving shoppers out looking for deals.
Today I am thankful that I was able to go to my very first Iron Bowl with my wonderful husband. Very proud of our Auburn Tigers and the way they hung in there with a #2 ranked team.
Today I am thankful that I was able to enjoy a lazy day with my little guy while daddy worked.
I know it is not here yet, but I am always thankful for him on this day and everyday of the year. We welcomed our husband boy into the world on this day 7 years ago. I am truly thankful that God chose us to be his parents. I love this little ray of sunshine.
Today I am thankful for my little nephew. I may not get to see you very often Matthew, but I am truly glad I get to be your Aunt. You are growing into a very handsome, loving little boy.
Today I am thankful for my sweet little niece. Isabella you are truly a blessing to this family. I have enjoyed watching you grow into the beautiful little girl that you are and I am so thankful that I will continue to get to see you grow up.
Today I am thankful for the opportunity to have been able to travel Europe for 3 years. We got to see some amazing places and create memories that will last a lifetime.
One of our favorite trips—-Budapest
Today I am thankful for my stepmother. While we may not have always gotten along, you have made my dad happy and that is all that matters to me. I am thankful that you hung in there with 3 very stubborn girls. We love you!
Today I am thankful for my grandmother. You may not be on this Earth anymore, but I know you are watching over us from Heaven. I am thankful for the many years we got together and am super glad I always had someone to run to when I got scared. I miss you dearly.
Today I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to buy a home and the fact that our offer was accepted.
Today I am thankful for having a job that I enjoy for now. I know that may not seem like a big deal but trust me it is. I enjoy the people I work for and I do not wake up and dread going into work.
Today I am thankful that I am almost finished with getting my Bachelor’s. It has been a long time coming and I can not wait to have my degree and move on to getting my Master’s. I have truly loved everything about Psychology.
Today I am thankful for my two little furbabies. While they may get on my nerves some days, they for sure know how to make me smile. Life would not be the same without them.
Today I am thankful for my wonderful father in law and mother in law, Ken and Robyn. They took me in no questions asked and we were able to develop an amazing relationship because of it. I am forever thankful for all that they have done and continue to do for us.
Today I am thankful for my mother in law, Sandi. While we may not always see eye to eye, we are thankful for all that you do. Brody loves his Gigi.
Today I am thankful for our Aunt and Uncle, Faith and Tom. You guys have truly been there for us more times than I can count. We are forever thankful for you two and truly love the bond we have made with you both.
Today I am thankful for my new step father. I am so very thankful that God brought you into my mom’s life as you truly make her happy.
Today I am thankful for my 1st baby sister, Dusti. While life has not always been sunshine and rainbows with us and I would not want it any other way. As soon as you were brought into my life I knew that I would always have a friend in this world. There has never been a dull moment since you came into this world and you have made my life so much brighter. I am so thankful that I get to be your big sister.
Today I am thankful for my 2nd baby sister, Tabitha. Life was going along just fine with Dusti and I and then along came a little brown-haired baby girl who forever changed our lives. I have truly enjoyed watching you grow into the beautiful young lady that you are. God truly knew that Dusti and I needed you in our lives to help balance us out.
Today I am thankful for my 3rd baby sister, Haley. I can honestly say that you were a true blessing to our family of 3 girls already. You are growing into a beautiful young lady with such a big heart. I am enjoying watching every minute of you growing into who you are meant to be.
Today I am thankful for my 4th and final baby sister, Madison. You were our surprise that we never knew we needed. You are slowly growing into a beautiful young teenager(Happy Birthday today) who has such a loving and caring heart. I am beyond proud to be your big sister.
Today I am thankful that I got to have 15 loving years with my grandmother before God finally called her home. From that day I knew that I would always have a guardian angel watching over me. I am thankful that God allowed me to have those few years with her to learn what true love was all about. She taught me to always put others before myself. I am forever thankful that I got to call her mine.
Today I am thankful for my wonderful best friend. She was brought into my life at just the right moment 17 years ago and my life has not been the same since. She has been my rock on a number of occasions and I know that I can always count on her. She is the most loving, caring and beautiful person I know and I will forever be thankful for her amazing friendship.
Today I am thankful for my dad. While we may not always see eye to eye I am so very thankful that you are mine. While you may not have always supported some decisions in my life you believed in me and knew that I would make the right decision for myself.
Today I am thankful for my relationship with God because without Him nothing is possible. 1 John 4:19, “We love because he first loved us.” Without Him, I would not know what true love really is.
Today I am truly thankful for the love I get to experience with my wonderful husband. He does so much for Brody and I and always puts us before him. I am so thankful for all that he does for us. I have never felt more loved, safe, and respected. I love the small gestures he does to show me that he loves me even after 8 years of being married.
Today I am thankful for my little blue-eyed boy. Brody has truly been a blessing in our lives. He brings so much joy and light into our lives and always knows how to make us smile. God knew what He was doing when He allowed us to be his parents.
Today I am thankful for my loving mother. She taught me how to be a mother and showed me how to be strong. She showed me that sometimes we must put others before ourselves and that no matter what we must have respect for others. I will always be truly thankful for her.