Becoming a mother has given me a different perspective on gratitude. I have been thinking lately about the little things throughout the day that make me happy such as:
Little moments of silence
Sleeping past 7AM
Long, heart-pumping, sweaty exercise
Front row parking at Sam's Club
Any kind of alone time with Jared - library runs, dinner, lounging...
Taking a shower AND shaving my legs
Running errands all by myself!
NAPS (mine and Grey's)
Looking down at my toes and actually having polish on them
Morning snuggles with Grey & Jared
Chocolate--come on, I can't leave that one off.. It does lift me every so often!
In all sincerity--I feel very blessed in my life. Every so often I reflect on my life and wonder how I got here and how grateful I feel.
I am especially thankful for:
--my little family that is just beginning
--Jared - he gets his own line for being such a wonderful, loving, and thoughtful husband. How was I smart enough at 22 to say yes and marry him?!!
--extended family--parents, step-parents, cousins, grandparents, in-laws (could I really be so lucky?)
--My sissy P! I have no idea what I would do without her. We spend hours and hours talking about anything and everything. Plus she can always make me laugh!
--so many wonderful friends that have been in my life for years or for a short time. Each one is so very important to me.
--our amazing country with freedoms and every opportunity available.
--Most importantly, having the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. It brings me so much joy, hope and understanding.
Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?