I’m sure most of you have seen everyone doing their “22 days of thankfulness” on Facebook, but for those of you who don’t have FB, I thought I’d share mine.
These have been my FB statuses for the last 22 days. There was absolutely NO order to these at all.
Day 1: I am so incredibly thankful to be able to stay home with my babies! Even on the hardest days, I wouldn't trade it. My hardworking husband and God make that possible!
Day 2: I'm so thankful for my husband. He is, by far, the hardest working man I've ever known. He is incredibly patient with me & the kids, loves the Lord, and would give a complete stranger the shirt off his back without question. He is meant for me! I love you!
Day 3: My children mean so much to me. They make my life feel so full. I love them more than they will ever know. Not a day goes by that I don't thank God for my sweet children. I hope I can teach them to love the Lord and follow the Word. I am thankful that God allows me to be their Mommy! They changed my life!
Day 4: I am thankful for my mom. I honestly don't know what I'd do without her. She's one of my best friends! Thanks for everything you've sacrificed for me over the years, Mom! It did not go unnoticed! I'm blessed that God chose you to be my mother.
Day 5: I am thankful for my sweet sister! Who else would I talk to all day? Who else would I send pictures of my outfits to just in case one looks stupid? I love you, Audra! You know you're my best girlfriend ever! I miss you!
Day 6: Today I'm thankful that the election will be over after today and my newsfeed can start returning to normal without the political arguing. :) Also, so thankful that I have the opportunity that some only dream of! I can vote!
Day 7: I'm thankful for my church family. From Senatobia and Cleveland! I appreciate the encouragement and support that they give me. I love you all!
Day 8: I'm thankful for air conditioning and heat. Seriously, we are SPOILED to have that.
Day 9: I am thankful for my sweet mother in law. She is so sweet to my kids and they love staying with her. She is so helpful to me. I love her so much! I appreciate her treating me so much like one of her own. She's pretty awesome!
Day 10: I am thankful for my dogs! My pets kinda had to take a backseat when my kids started arriving, but I do love them. Today Duke sat right beside me while I sanded some furniture and fell asleep with his head on my leg. :) sweet puppies!
Day 11: I am thankful for my home. It feels like its taken me nearly 3 years to get it the way I like it but I feel like I'm finally there! I'm thankful for the roof over my head!
Day 12: I am SO thankful for my children's health. So many parents have to deal with sickness and diseases with their sweet babies and my heart breaks for them. I am so grateful to God!
Day 13: I am thankful for all the little helpful things most of us (including myself!) take for granted! (Washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, blow dryer, toilet, stove, oven...the list could go on forever!) Those little things that we just assume we are entitled to are so helpful, but are not necessary - and are definitely not the 'norm' in other parts of the world! I'm thankful for them because they let me spend more time with my family and less time cleaning, cooking, and getting ready for the day! :)
Day 14: I am thankful for the quiet. It's been a long night!
Day 15: I will always be thankful for Deda. My aunt has always been another mother to me and treated me like her own. She's never failed to give me sound, godly advice when I needed it. I love her more than she'll ever know!
Day16: I am thankful for Judd having Saturday off! I'm so excited! :)
Day 17: I am thankful for family traditions. It's so fun and heart-warming to carry on traditions with my kids. Making new traditions is fun, too! :)
Day 18: I am so thankful for my Daddy. I love him so much. I know I can always call him if I need anything and he will be there for me. A daddy always holds a special place in a girl's heart. I love you!
Day 19: I am thankful that this life isn't the end!
Day 20: I am thankful (and VERY relieved) to be mostly finished with my cabinet project. It has lots of flaws, but it's good enough for me! Ha!
Day 21: I am thankful, above all else, for my hope in Jesus. Where would any of us be without that? It’s almost hard to put into words the feeling that you get when decide that your life isn’t your own anymore. I choose to live this life as a servant to my God! I try to imagine how much I love my children (which feels infinite…) and then try to imagine how much MORE God loves me – with all of my many flaws and mistakes. My life would be meaningless without Him.
Day 22: I am thankful for my family and the time that I get to spend with them. All of them. Judd’s side and my side – they’re all family. I love family time. It always lifts my spirits to be with family, just enjoying one another’s company. I know that we won’t always be here – so I try my best to relish in the time that I have with all of them. When my kids look back on life, I want them to always remember that we strived to have family time. I love making these memories!
So there you go – the longest blog post ever written. I really enjoyed finding something every single day to be thankful for. I also love to take opportunities like this to thank the people who matter most to me.