Thursday, November 22, 2007

Today...I am Thankful!!!

I'm thankful for my family. Even when everyone is fighting, and we are a bunch of drama queens, I wouldn't trade them for anyone!

I'm thankful for a husband who has a good job, and provides for us, so I can stay home. And he puts up with all of us drama queens!! He is so smart, is so good at what he does. I'm very proud of him. I'm so thankful for how supportive he has been with all the Jack drama. He is my rock, and my "explainer". I always make him sit behind me, to catch all the stuff that goes over my head! ;)

I'm thankful for Nick. He has such a kind heart, and is a wonderful big brother. I couldn't have asked for a better young man, to be the head of my kids!

I'm thankful for Parker. He is the comic of the family, and keeps us laughing! And he such a ladies man. He is so insightful, and always tells us how it is. Sometimes...I appreciate it! Our family wouldn't be the same without him.

I'm thankful for Emma. She is my princess, and the little girl I always dreamed of! She's so smart, and funny. She has actual empathy, and is such a good example to Jack, and her friends!

I'm thankful for Jack. I often forget what a miracle he is. He is exceeding everything we thought he would be. He keeps us humble, and is the sweetest little person. When ever he sees someone crying (remember, we are all drama queens) He runs over and pets them! That is something you are born with. He is the perfect kiddo to round out our family!

I'm thankful for a Mom, who is always there for me, and has a heart a gold. She is the most generous, and loving person I know. I know I don't tell her enough, how much I love her, and the amazing support she is to me. She is my biggest fan, and moves heaven and earth to be there for all of my performances. And she is doing the same for my kids.

I'm thankful for my Dad. He hasn't always been around, but he loved Emma so much, and they were best friends, before he moved. I love him, for loving my little girl so much! She and we, miss you! And I am thankful he and Heather are there for each other.

I'm thankful for my brother and sisters. Mark wants so much to be a part of our lives, but with so many miles between us, it's hard. But I love him for putting forth so much effort, to make the miles seem not so wide. He also takes good care of my mom, despite the distance!!

Heather loves my kids so much, and they love her. I love her, cuz she puts up with me. She calls me a walking cartoon character. I'm sure that's what gave me the idea to work at Disneyland! I hope someday we can live closer. WE MISS YOU!!!

Suzi thinks she's not there for me enough, but, she is in more ways than she will ever know. Even though she's my little sister, I look up to her,and want to be her when I grow up!

I'm thankful for my nieces and nephews. Scott and Shane are wonderful young men, and my kids look up to them so much! I hope they can come visit again soon!!

McKenzie, Ashlyn, Caleb, and Ezra, I miss them more than I thought I would. They are getting big, and I'm missing it. I hate that. But I love them!!! They have the most wonderful personalities, someday I hope we can be closer to them, geographically!

I'm thankful for my inlaws. We're not very close, but I know, and have witnessed it, when the chips are down, they are always there.

I'm thankful for my Mother in Law. She is so generous, and so good about sending cards to the kids on holidays. Even though she is far away, they know she loves them, and is always thinking about them.

I'm thankful for Grandmother's that have passed. My Gramma Fuller was such a big part of my life. I miss her everyday. She would do anything for me, and did. She was always there for me, and I know she had a hand in sending Jack to us, safely. She died 2 weeks before Emma was born. While I'm sad she never got to meet Emma, here on earth, I know they were together in heaven. Emma has her sense of humor, and Nick has her nose. I only hope I can be half the women she was.

Grandma Beckstead, was so loving, and I didn't get to know her very well, but I know how much her family loved her. I'm so glad she got to meet Emma, and Kayleigh before she passed away! Her kids and grandkids were everything to her. She held the family together with a firm hand. She is missed by everyone.

I am thankful for wonderful friends, that keep my head above water. Many live in my phone, and computer. They are always there with kind words, and know how to make me laugh, when I want to cry. Sometimes, when I am crying. I don't know what I'd do with out you all!!

I'm thankful for boyfriends, who make me smile. Some don't know they are my boyfriend, some do. Like the cute boy at the pharmacy, or the cute nurse at PCMC, on the NTU. I know I'm a dork, but when someone goes out of their way to make me smile...they become my boyfriend! I'm also thankful for jealous boyfriends. It's quite the ego boost, don't you think? K that was awhile ago...but still! I'm really am thankful to all my ex boyfriends. Some more than others, but they all shaped my life in one way or another.

I set out to just write a blog about what I'm thankful for. It always morphs into something different...doesn't it???

Happy Thanksgiving, and my your weekend be full of warm memories, and good food!!!


Corrie said...

It's amazing how once you start counting your blessings, it can be so hard to stop.

Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

That was so beautifully put. Thanks for sharing!!

Lisa M. said...

Ah- it always does morph.

Excellent Thanksgiving post.

You're right- I liked it.


Fowler family said...

This was really neat. What a cool peek in on your family members extended and close. A wonderful idea.

Mel said...

What a nice Thanksgiving post... a great reminder of the large role people and relationships have in our lives. You have a great family.

Erika said...

I always enjoy reading your posts. How did you make the heading on your blog...with all your fam pics? SO cute! Happy Thanksgiving!

nickparkemjamom said...

Erika, and anyone else who cares...

I made my header in Corel Draw, and used free digital scrapbooking, paper, and elements! Just google it! Oh and I stole the layout from a blog I ran across!!

I need to change it for Christmas!!