On this Thanksgiving day 2010, I have been forcing myself to think of things I am thankful for.  Without going into much details, we’ve been having to make some major decisions that affect our family and our future.  It has put me in a major funk of crying, wringing my hands, and insomnia.

Last week, I vowed to do better.  I vowed to pick one thing I was thankful for, and embrace it for the day.  Here’s my list.

Sunday:  I’m thankful for my church and the faith that I have that things will work out.  That God has a plan for me.  And while I may hate the path I’m headed down sometimes, it will be for the best.  In the end.  I’m also thankful for my wonderful calling (job in church) and all the fun I have working with the children and my fellow presidency members.  Love those ladies!

Monday:  I am thankful for technology.  Not only can I talk Juice on the other side of the country, I can let everyone know the details of my life in an instant.  I love finding out all kind of information at a moments notice.  From finding out how many quarts are in a gallon (4) or the latest news in a friend’s life, I am thankful for the ability to do these things.

Tuesday:  I am thankful for books and book club.  Seriously, it’s a monthly breath of fresh air to have intelligent conversations with other people that did not involve too much whining.  It’s also enjoyable to be stretched with my reading.  I have read some pretty amazing books lately and have found a small love of books about boats or tragedies.  Or both.

Wednesday:  I am thankful for my husband.  He truly is my other half, the one I can rely on.  He is my glaicer (for his patience), and has an amazing faith.  I treasure his insights and his teasing.  He is also pretty amazing coming home from a business trip and doing all the kid stuff without asking because he knows I need a break.

Thursday:  I am thankful for a good school for Butterfly.  I know I stressed about this a lot before school started.  But now that we’re over 50 days into it, both she and I are loving it!  I feel like part of a community with her school.  We have friends.  We are known.  And I love that Butterfly is learning so very much in such a wonderful environment.

Friday:  I am thankful for my kids.  They are pretty special and amazing.  I won’t go on, because the blog is really kind of dedicated to how awesome they are.  And really, they are!

Saturday:  I am thankful for friends and family, both near and far.  I am thankful for people who care about me and who I can turn to in a moments notice.  I’m thankful for others for showing me how to be a better friend and allowing me to practice this new skill on them.  And they still like me after!

Sunday:  I am thankful for our house, as tiny as it is.  It’s the only home our kids have known (and the walls show it!)  It keeps us dry, warm, cool, and anchored.  I am thankful for a job that allows us to have this house, for my pictures on the wall to make it homey, and for a bed in to to rest my head.  And a comfy bed at that!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


8 Comments (+add yours!)

  1. Dad
    Nov 25, 2010 @ 15:23:25

    I am thankful for you and your willingness to stay connected. Just so you know, we miss you and your family today. With your brother gone as well, we are truly alone except for extended family. Thank heaven for Nana!

    Just grateful to have kids like you and your bro.

    Happy Thanksgiving!



    • Safire
      Nov 28, 2010 @ 22:51:16

      Hope your Thanksgiving wasn’t too lonely Dad. Wish we could have been there.


  2. Gma
    Nov 26, 2010 @ 03:38:53

    What a nice list of things to be thankful for. I, too, appreciate keeping up with all that you are doing. We spent the day at Nanette’s playing games, cousins playing with each other, and her twins constantly in the arms of someone. Drake was with us because Mike pulled a wisdom tooth last Monday, and I have been taking care of him. He goes home tomorrow. Gma


    • Safire
      Nov 28, 2010 @ 22:50:40

      You know I write it for you and my mom and Nana, right? If the three of you stopped reading, I think I might just stop writing it. :) Thanks for keeping up with us! Wish we could have joined you at the get together. Sounds like lots of fun.


  3. rainsplats
    Nov 26, 2010 @ 20:27:54

    Love you!
    I’m thankful for you and your blog and your kids…and your honey. Hope things go well for you in the coming year. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. *big hugs*


    • rainsplats
      Nov 26, 2010 @ 20:28:27

      and your pictures! you take some amazing pics :)


      • Safire
        Nov 28, 2010 @ 22:49:20

        Aww thanks Splats! I think you make pretty cute kids. :)


    • Safire
      Nov 28, 2010 @ 22:49:40

      Thanks, we’re going to need it, I think.


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