I posted this someplace else as well...so if you are reading it for the second time, my apologies...
First of all, I'm thankful for God, for Jesus who died for my sins and for a Holy Spirit who still dwells in me despite my overwhelming lust for George Clooney.
I'm thankful for a first marriage to my knight in shining armor because it taught me that you really cannot judge a book by its cover.
I'm even more thankful that he has gone on to find his real soul mate and that I didn't damage him permanently.
I'm thankful for a second marriage to my God-ordained soul mate...and that no woman before me damaged him permanently.
I'm thankful for the internet because without it, I wouldn't have the God-ordained soul mate, frequent conversations with my mom, the ability to keep in touch so easily with people I love and the fabulous friends I've made here.
I'm thankful for coming to motherhood at 36 instead of 26...Gods timing is perfect. I could not possibly have given my son a home, stability, unconditional love nor any level of peace if I had been even one day younger than the day he arrived.
I'm thankful for my amzing son - who is truely probably no more wonderful than any other child on the planet. However he is MY most amazing teacher, MY direct line to God and MY purest joy...and if he had appeared earlier in my life, I could not possibly have appreciated the miracle he is.
While on the topic, I'm thankful for "mama, dada, mmmmma(grandma), mmmmmmpa(grandpa), oggy(doggy), ello(yello), ha!(Hi!), blah(blue), baba(bottle), shiss(shoes), ead(head), mo(more), ducky(ducky), baa(bath), tata(turtle), mmmmmwhaaa!!(kiss), hoo hoo hoo(what's a monkey say?), kaka(cookie)" and all the other amazing things he communicates.
I'm thankful for digital cameras...because all my pictures are good ones...HA!
I'm thankful that I have a house...I never ever thought I'd own a house...ever.
I'm thankful that my husband and I have the most amazing, insane, wild and crazy families...its fun, its funny, its an adventure and it sometimes teaches us how NOT to handle so many things...HA! HA!
I'm thankful that I scrapbook...and that I can continue to afford scrapbooking in terms of both time and money...because I love the stories and connecting beyond the span of my own lifetime.
I'm thankful for canned soup and chile and ready-made salad...Because I'm definately NOT Martha Stewart and most days I can barely manage to be Rachel Ray or Sandra Lee.
I am thankful that God has provided me with a healthy body, sound mind (sort of), sense of peace, and an awareness that happiness is a choice that I'm solely responsible for.
And finally, I'm thankful that I woke up today...As my husband says, "Any day above ground is a good day."