Thursday, November 15, 2007 week early

Today...I am thankful.

That is not to say I'm not thankful every day. I'm just thinking about it a lot today. So...

I am thankful for quiet moments whenever they happen. This morning the Little Mister woke up at 8:00. After he ate, he went back to sleep until 10:00!

I am thankful for the full-body smiles the Little Mister gives me, especially first thing in the morning.

I am thankful for the opportunity to be a stay at home mom, thankful that the Sergeant works hard so I can stay home with our little boy.

I am thankful for the chance to live in Germany for a few years, and for the friends I've made here.

I am thankful for beautiful snowy mornings...especially when I'm nice and warm in my cozy little apartment. ;)

I am thankful that I have three little kitties who love to cuddle (especially during the cold months). There's one on my lap right now!

I am thankful for my friends and family back home in the States, and thankful that modern technology allows me to communicate with them (almost) whenever I want to.

Even though I couldn't breastfeed, I am thankful for good, healthy formula to help the Little Mister grow.

I am thankful for the sweet, thoughtful things the Sergeant does, like sending me "I love you" text messages while he's at work and pulling over to the side of the road to pick daisies for me because he couldn't find any at the store.

I am thankful for my mom, my prayer warrior, who always knows how to help when I'm feeling down.

I am thankful for my dad, fixer of computers and all-around good guy.

And, perhaps most of all: I am thankful that after three years of trying, sperm and egg finally met.

I am thankful for many more things, but this is a start... What are you thankful for?


  1. Definitely for the sperm and egg thing.

    And for the way Zachary kisses Benjamin's boo-boos.

  2. You have lots and lots to be thankful for and it is wonderful that you stop and take time to list those things! I loved, "full body smiles" - too sweet. Have a good day (is it snowing there?). See ya.

  3. I am so thankful you started to write here, and I can smile along with you

  4. Great post, definitely worth being thankful for.

  5. he pulls over to the side of the road and picks you daisies?

    should I tell The Big Guy to start making fun of him now?

    kidding! that is very sweet. :)

    I'm thankful for all day kindergarten. ;)

  6. very nice post. I have a lot to be thankful for, as well.

    The main one is two weeks old and peacefully lying on her dad's chest, pulling out his chest hair. (Oh my god, that is so funny)

  7. I am thankful for you and your husband who faithfully serve our country. Without you and people like you we wouldn't have so many of our freedoms to be thankful for.
    Thank you!

  8. Aw, beautiful. I love posts like this. What a great reminder.

  9. I'm thankful you can pat my Germany for me.

    I'm thankful Scout came home 4 hours early so I was saved losing my mind.

    I'm thankful I will have an easier night with baby b/c I'm not alone.

  10. These were lovely--beautiful things to be thankful for indeed.

  11. Those all sound like perfect reasons to be very, very thankful.

  12. Beautiful things to be Thankful for...what a nice, warm post this morning. Have a nice holiday.

  13. I am thankful that you posted this on a day that I didn't expect it, and thus appreciated it more.

    You are lucky indeed. As am I. Thank you for making me more aware of it !