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Monday, November 21, 2011

Thankful

I didn't join all the wonderful bloggers in the 30 days of thankfulness although I certainly have been thankful the past 30 days... I can just barely get it together to post once every couple of weeks... let alone 30 days in a row!!! You blogger friends can sure make a gal feel like an ungrateful slacker. HA@ I have loved the posts and think it's an awesome way to express gratitude this season. However I am thankful for so much... I have never known what it's like to do without. i have never really suffered. I have an amazing husband who loves me in spite of me. I have two beautiful littles that I'm over the moon for. I have my health. I have an incredible father that raised me as a single parent and while I never appreciated him then... I'm in awe of the sacrifices he made in his own life to provide a better life for me. I have a mother that is an awesome Nana and I'm thankful that God was able to restore our relationship. I am thankful for all of my family as crazy as they may be! I'm so thankful for Shriners and the services they provide for children with special needs. I am blessed with a wonderful church family and friends. Most of all I am thankful that God sent his son to die for my ugly sin so that I may have a relationship with Him. Sadly I take all of these blessings for granted daily. I could go on and on but I guess the point of this post is to truly reflect on just how blessed I am. I can often look outward at what I don't have or wish I had and become ungrateful. (this happens more often that I care to admit). I intend to look around at what I do have and count them when I start feeling the "if-only I had---" syndrome. Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving.


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I am thankful Hoot was thankful for this...

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He can't smile normal... it's truly not there

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I'm thankful his school knows how to throw a Thanksgiving Celebration!
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The Doll made herself right at home!
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Thankfulness Tree... we made one at home too! Good craft

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Thankful for awesome Godly teachers

5th graders not too cool to participate
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Three Legged Friends

The Doll loves the train her papa sent us a few years back! Hours of entertainment
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The sweet girl and her dog
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A quiet moment with my son!

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful post! Your dad was truly touched! Love the pics of the kids and the one of you with Owen is priceless!

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  2. You already have your tree up!? Wow! Love all the Thanksgiving festivity photos! Have a wonderful Thanksiving.

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  3. Shelly,

    What a beautiful post. God has poured out the blessings on you and your family. We are thankful for the friendship of your beautiful family. Happy Thanksgiving:)

    Love,
    Kim

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  4. Beautiful post!!! The last pic with you and Hoot is just priceless!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  5. love that thankful tree...and I love the photo by the Christmas tree so sweet~such a beautiful room

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  6. Hey, I love that couch and your shutters. I know random. : - ) Hoots smile is awesome.

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