This year, I participated in the 30 Days of Thankful on Facebook and I'm so glad I did:) It was wonderful to look at each day and list the things I am most thankful for. I could list a million things every second, God has blessed me so much! So often, I get caught up in life and get busy and I forget to stop and thank God for the busy life He gave me:)
Day 1: So thankful for my Heavenly Father and His love for me.
Day 2: So thankful for my sweet husband Nick and how he loves me no matter what!
Day 3: Thankful for Lucas. He is my heart. I love being his mommy:)
Day 4: So thankful for this new little life growing inside me. It is a miracle and I am more than blessed:)
Day 5: So thankful for my daddy. Even though his time on this earth was cut short, he taught me so much. He was so funny and so encouraging and he showed me what to look for in a man. Miss him everyday!
Day 6: So thankful for my mama. She has more strength than anyone I know. She loves, she provides, and she taught me what this wife/mom role should look like. Love her so much and lucky to call her friend.
Day 7: So thankful for my sister. Her laugh and her sweet, caring spirit are contagious. I love her and I love the way she loves my family. She knows me better than most and is truly my best friend:)
Day 8: So thankful for Tim. He loves my mom so much, loves me and Cassie like his own and would do anything for my little family.
Day 9: So thankful for my in-laws. They raised a great man, love me like their own and are crazy about Lucas. It can't get any better than that:)
Day 10: So thankful for my brothers-in-law and sister-in-law. They are so much fun and I love when we all get together!! You are the best aunts and uncles ever!!
Day 11: So thankful for the sacrifice of my grandfathers; especially Ronald Rial who made the ultimate sacrifice and lost his life. We are blessed because of you:)
Day 12: So thankful for my aunts and uncles:) They were a huge part of my childhood, made me the woman I am today, and are a huge part of my adult life now! I wish I saw all of you more often! Love you
Day 13: So thankful for my cousins! I love that all my holiday memories involve you:) I love that I have so many of you:) I miss you and love each of you so very much!!! Emily, Melissa, Russell, Anthony, Cheyenne and Jessica...you too:)
Day 14: So thankful for our church! Bethany has been such a blessing to us over the past year. We have made many friends, love the kids program, and are enjoying being involved in nursery, praise team and security:) we look forward to many more years at Bethany and seeing what God has in store for our little family!!
Day 15: So thankful for my job. The Lord knew just what I needed when He put me at Park Lane. I couldn't be happier:)
Day 16: So thankful for a fun day with my mom and sister:)
Day 17: So thankful for Sunday afternoon snuggles with this Lucas:) it's amazing!!
Day 18: So thankful for our little apartment. It's annoying and small and I'm so ready to have a house again, but it's been good shelter and good fun this year:) It gives a whole new meaning to "thankful for the little things in life"!!
Day 19: So thankful for Janet Ritthaler Smith and our conversations when she does my hair! Looking forward to it this evening:)
Day 20: So thankful for Megan Frazier and all the warm maternity sweaters I have:) Definitely using them right now!!!
Day 21: So thankful for these 17 little children that make me laugh everyday:) Today they were discussing baby names and if it's a girl they came up with "Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Rapunzel, and Flower Pot" and for a boy, "Blake". Haha! It seems they want me to have a girl too:)
Day 22: So thankful for a good doctor visit and hearing the heartbeat:) So amazing!!! Love this little one:)
Day 23: So thankful for my girlfriends. We don't see each other as often as I'd like but I love you all so much and I miss you like crazy!!!
Day 24: So thankful for a dear friend who made my last year in Miami so much more fun! Thanks for asking me to walk with you, loving my family, being so supportive with our move, and helping make our friendship last even though we are miles away! Love you so much and am so thankful for you!!
Day 25: So thankful for my sweet, sweet husband that pulled off the BEST 30th surprise party ever! And so thankful to all my sweet friends and family who gave up some of their Sunday night to celebrate:) and to my awesome mother-in-law for the cake! Missed all of you that couldn't be there as well!!
Day 26: So thankful for a job that allows me 5 days off for Thanksgiving so I can spend it with my family!! Can't wait:)
Day 27: So thankful for the 30 years God has given me on this earth to serve Him. He has blessed me with many things in my lifetime and I know the best is yet to come!!
Day 28: So thankful for all of you that took time to text and post happy birthday wishes yesterday! You all made me feel so special! I had a great day with my boys and my mom:) and today I get to spend time with more family:) love this time of year!!!!
Day 29: So thankful to be feeling baby flutters:) it's such an amazing part of being pregnant. My favorite part:)
Day 30: So thankful that I kept up with these thankful posts. It was so good to sit down everyday and post something I was thankful for! The Lord has blessed me with so much, I could do it every day of the year and never run out of things to write! Lord please help me to not take for granted all the wonderful things in my life and always be thankful for all things big and small.