Thursday, November 24, 2011

thankful

so blessed.
and thankful for...

this day that helps us remember
getting called off work last night so i can be a fully functioning, happy part of Thanksgiving
my sweet coworkers who teach me and care about me
my pretty plum nail polish that makes me feel beautiful
my Book of Mormon and how it truly changes the little & big parts of my life when i'm smart enough to read it
our cozy little apartment that feels like home
my absolutely precious husband who i truly adore and fall more in love with every day
the beautiful fall leaves that contribute to my favorite time of year
the cool, crisp fall weather
our parking spaces are so close to our front door, which is on the first floor
the health of my husband and i
the health of my perfect little baby
my OB doctor and his supportive, laid-back personality
delicious food
our bread machine and my sweet husband who loves to use it
my always less than 120/80 blood pressure
our vacuum
our incredibly comfortable down comforter
my calling as a visiting teacher
my adorable parents that i couldn't be more in love with
my long, red hair that makes me feel pretty on days when i don't otherwise
my ever-evolving, long worked on style that makes me feel unique &expressive
my loving brother and his beautiful wife and that we get to be together forever
every experience i have had so far with my little boy whether it be seeing him wave to us on the ultrasound, giving me peristaltic waves of acid reflux, make me dizzy &weak in the knees, giving me little love taps, or changing my life completely, already, in ways i don't even understand
my job that gives me the opportunity to meet so many people from different walks of life and try to help them
the path our lives have taken us, i love where we are and where we are going, and know it is right
general conference and the powerful words of the prophets and apostles
my sweet adorable ashley and scott and how they always understand and support
cold stone, sometimes it's just what i need and makes the whole world brighter (cookie doughnut you want some?)
my brain, don't understand how it works but somehow it does and i'm thankful
thrift store and antique stores and the rush they give me when i walk in & know i could find a treasure at any moment
spending thanksgiving with friends because we are here together in this foreign land and all each other has
christmas decorations sneaking their way our of the boxes in the closet
healthy post-tornado recovery and being able to learn from it and know i'm better from it
my H&M maternity jeans...staple
cell phones so i can talk to my family whenever i want or need to
skype so i can see their precious faces from thousands of miles away
my education
my knowledge of why i'm here and where i'm going after i die

i think what i'm thankful for the very most this year
is my absolutely precious husband who i completely and utterly adore,
this sweet little boy who i know is going to change my life in every way,
and the overwhelming love i feel from my Heavenly Father every single day.