Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I'm Thankful For....

When I sat down and began to think of all the things I am thankful for, I became a bit overwhelmed. You never truly realize just how amazing your life is until you sit down and reflect on what it is in your life that makes your heart skip a beat.

So the day before Thanksgiving I am listing all the big and small things that I am thankful for.

1. God – If not for Him, I won’t be able to count my blessings. He has made this life of mine worthwhile. He has kept me healthy; He has kept my friends and family safe; He has given me everything I need in this life. He has kept me safe from harm and for that I am so incredibly thankful to Him.

2. Sean – He is amazing. I don’t know how I got so lucky. I get a feeling of complete peace knowing that this is the man I will grow old with. Have a family with. Learn with. I love him with every fiber of my being.


3. Family – I have the best family. I know everyone says that but I do. They are absolutely perfect for me. I can’t imagine growing up in any other family. My family has completely shaped me into the person I am. My parents are the most God fearing people I have ever met and sometimes I am ashamed that I am not on their level. But I'm striving everyday to be on their level. As for my sisters. I love my sisters. Growing up, you sometimes would like to kick their behinds but now we have a bond. A bond that regardless of how many disagreements you may have, it cannot be broken. They are my best friends.



4. My In-laws – They are incredible. They have welcomed me with open arms. I remember my first Christmas with Sean’s family {this is before we were married} I was excited to just hang out with them. I don’t know what I was expecting but I wasn’t expecting what happened. I enter the house and there is a stocking with my name on it stuffed with all the little things I love. I was completely blown away because I was not expecting that at all. I was not expecting to feel as though I was a part of the family because I wasn’t. But it didn’t end there. Every single person in his family proceeded to give me gifts. Yes, gifts are not the reason for Christmas but when you see just how people have gone out of their way for you because they really love you and are so happy their son has you, your heart warms up. From that day, I knew that I was going to be in their lives forever. They accepted me and loved me. It was the best feeling and I would never forget it.



5. Fella – Our little man. He truly is the cutest little fella. I have never met a cat like him. He is a cuddle bug. He follows you everywhere you go. He wants to eat everything you eat. He talks to you when you get home and jumps on the chair to give you a big hug. I’m serious. He comes up to your face and kisses your lips. I’m serious. He is the most amazing pet {and only} and because of him I know that our pets are our family. I understand why people love their pets so much. They never complain. They listen when our hearts are broken and they adore the feet you walk on. Even when I step on his tail because I didn’t see him, he forgives me right away. I love him and am so thankful that Sean picked him out of the bunch!


6. Friends – I have the most incredible friends. I truly do. I can honestly say that I have never been back stabbed by a friend. Maybe because they know I would hunt them down with a shovel. Ha, kidding. Or am I? They know too many secrets so they would have to be hunted down with a shovel. But seriously, I have been so blessed in the friend department. I adore every single one of them and I am so thankful for their friendships. Days when nothing seems to be going my way, I can always count on them to listen and be there.





Now on to the little things. The things that I never think to be thankful for, but boy am I thankful for.


7. Chapstick – If it weren’t for you my lips would be chapped and bleeding. The weather is getting so cold and my lips thank you for your service.

8. Conditioner – If it weren’t for you, my transition would be horrible.

9. Boobs – If it weren’t for you, hubby would not have noticed me.

10. House – If it weren’t for you, I would have no where to lay my head down.

11. Blog – If it weren’t for you, many of my memories would be lost.

12. You – If it weren’t for you all reading my blog and leaving the most amazing comments, that everyday I think I know each of you more, I wouldn’t continue to blog. Thank you for your sweetness. Thank you for reading. Thank you for cheering me on. Thank you for being a big part of my life although many of you, I might not ever meet. That makes me sad but I am thankful that this blog has allowed me to “meet” so many of you.

I adore you all and hope you have amazing Thanksgivings with the ones you love the most.

38 comments:

Dani @ OK, Dani said...

I DIED at "boobs" but hey! gotta be grateful for everything!!

Very sweet post. I'm grateful for conditioner too, it helped my transition and is still my hair's BFF.

Happy Thanksgiving Faithypoo!

Carolyn said...

HAHA This is so cute. Especially the boobs part. :) Happy Thanksgiving!!

ruthy ann said...

i think sean would have noticed you regardless of your "boobs" :) Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Jemima said...

Yep the boob part did it for me too, i always stalk your blog, and never comment, i just wanted to say you come across as a really loving, fun and wonderful person, someone i would have loved to be friends with in real life ( actually you remind me so much of one of my best friends)...and you and Sean, best couple ever... i just love you guys! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, as i am not an American ... blessings!

Melissa said...

I laughed at boobs! lol

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Happy thanksgiving Faith!! I'm thankful you make me laugh daily:-) enjoy some jolof rice!!

Highly Favored said...

I am one of your silent followers. I always enjoy your sense of humor and down to earth light hearted approach to writing, it always put a smile on my face. Happy Thanksgiving.

MellyB said...

I love your posts Faith. For real. And I love that first pic of you and Sean. I hope you have that sucker framed and hanging in that cute house you, Sean and your boobs live in. Happy Thanksgiving Faith!

Lindsey said...

dang look at your bangin booty in that first pic!! That's what I'm thankful for! hahaha Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy!!!

My Dream Ring said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! These are awesome! Love the boobs one, lol!

Jamie Leigh said...

This is such a great list of things to be thankful for! I agree that it is overwhelming when you take the time to reflect on being thankful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving sweet friend :)

Nancy said...

How PRECIOUS, Faith! This is one of the best posts ever!
I hope you & your whole family have the BEST Thanksgiving & good food & a great time.
Your blog I am thankful for!!

Alida said...

I love your list...so many great things to be thankful for. And chapstick is not such a little thing when you have lived in a place like Russia where you couldn't get it!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

lovely, lovely post :)

having a great family and great inlaws is such a blessing...oh and great boobs too!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

You took me from crying to laughing in this post, Faith :) Admittedly I have a lot of extra hormones around these days- ha! Have the best Thanksgiving, my sweet blog friend!

CC [AKA Frugalista] said...

Girl, you crack me up. Sounds like you got it going on and that is so nice to hear. There is so much bad and sad in the world but you seem to be doing A OK. Happy thanksgiving.

Mrs. H said...

Happy Thanksgiving Faith and Sean (er yes I did just do a shout out to your hubs cause I've met him so I can do that :-P)!
Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving....loved your list!

toi said...

What a lovely list. I love the picture of you and Sean :).

I laughed so much at the boobs, thank you for sharing your memories with us :)!

Tenecia said...

Love your list!!!!

T.

Abs said...

Girl, you're hilarious! I feel you especially on the boobs......lol!!

Amy said...

You have so many great things to be thankful for! Not everyone is blessed with a great set of boobs so it is definitely something to be thankful for ;)

Lil' Woman said...

Lol....you kill me...love that you gave props to your boobs, we all should : )

Happy Thanksgiving beautiful.

What I Did Today said...

Hahahaha! Love your posts. And this one was both sweet and funny! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

annesabine said...

Bwahahaha at Boobs!! And chapstick is so key during these cold times.

Lauren said...

Great list. We do have so much to be thankful for!

Your wedding dress was beautiful!

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Monique said...

so this is such a lovely and heartfelt post. i remember when i first started blogging and i didn't get very few comments but you were one of the bloggers early on that i took to quite well and likewise your lovely comments have been encouraging. this is such a touching post. it's so wonderful that you are close to your family on both sides. it' really makes life so much more enjoyable. much love and many blessings to you.

Megan said...

Hahahaha, the boobs comment made me laugh!! So true, so true!!

Jenna said...

Aww! I love the Christmas story about your in-laws. That is seriously so thoughtful <3

And your other list is hilarious :)

Tiffany said...

Awesome list! And I'm sure Sean would have still noticed you w/o the boobs lol!

Dana said...

Thanks for the thankful inspiration.

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

Hahaha "boobs!" :P This was so sweet Faith. :) Hope you had a really wonderful Thanksgiving, my pretty friend. :)

ms.composure said...

Chapstick...conditioner...boobs!?!? LOL!!! loving that!!


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redwhitebride said...

aaaaaw! boobs! jealous! :) i trust you had a wonderful thanksgiving weekend!

YeamieWaffles said...

I actually love this post so much I'm now a follower for more great posts like this. It seems like you guys had an amazing Thanksgiving from the photos. You guys sure have a lot to be thankful for! Great post.

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

YOU are truly blessed, beautiful!! And I am THANKFUL for you and your sweet and happy blog. :)

LOVE this post. Hooray for Thanksgiving!

Happy week ahead! :D

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Awww! You certainly are a girl with a fulfilling life! Love your list! I always get so emotional around the holidays because I'm reminded of how much I have to be grateful for.
And I'm totally with you on being grateful for Chapstick and conditioner! :)

Kathy C. said...

#9 killed me! haha... you're so cute Faith! This was a great list of thankfulness. It's been quite a year! ;)

Desi said...

Faith, you are the cutest! We are so thankful for you and your blog too :)