Welcome to the first Thankful Thursday post of 2013!
As I was singing our daughter to sleep, and thinking of what to write for this week’s post (always multi-tasking!), I thought it fitting to look back at 2012 and all the blessings it brought.
First, and foremost, I am thankful for the health of my family. They say it is something you don’t think of until something happens. I want to be sure to take the time to appreciate it every chance I get. Thank you, God, for the health of my children, my husband, and those we hold dear. I am further thankful that 2012 found my parents and my in-laws in good enough health to enjoy spending meaningful time with their grandchildren.
I am thankful for each of the memories now displayed in the calendar on our wall. Flipping through the pages before I hung it up took me back through the year: festivals, trips to the zoo, our trip to C.O.S.I. and the Air Force Museum, fishing with the kids… And as long as I’m thinking of the calendar, I am thankful for the ability to catch each of those memories on film (so to speak) so I can relive them as the children get older.
I am thankful that we were able to travel to Illinois to meet up with my sister and her family this past September. I wish our children were able to spend more time together. I know they enjoyed the visit as much as I did — they still speak about their cousins.
I am thankful for the constantly improving relationship with my husband. We have learned the importance of taking time out for each other, regular date nights, and better communication.
I am thankful for the 2 furry members of our family. I am also thankful that Fluffybutt has decided to accept the fact that Fluffball really does belong in our garage. It only took a year. See, you can teach an old dog new tricks!
I am thankful for the roof over our heads and the land it rests upon. I am thankful for the improvements we were able to make to it this year: the bulldozer clearing more land, the barn being made safer, and more debris being picked up.
There are 365 days to be thankful for, and I could go on, but now I want to give you a chance.
What are you thankful for from 2012? Leave a comment or link up below.