Most Obviously

The holiday season puts me in a sentimental state of mind. I enjoy spending time with family and reminiscing about times past, present and future. Thanksgiving is naturally the time when we reflect on that for which we are most thankful. This year I find myself having to purposefully think about my thankfulness though, because, let’s face it, I’ve got a toddler whose enjoying the terri…fic(!) twos before she’s even reached that second birthday. Actually just having more than one child increases one’s busyness exponentially. I don’t exactly know how or why it works that way, but it does. So here goes…

I’m thankful for my family: my nuclear family who raised me and lived with me and helped shape who I am; my extended family who helped complete the picture and create a dynamic mix of fun and love. My mom, dad, step-mom and step-dad. My brother and stepsisters. My grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. And I’m thankful for Du’s family. Without them we wouldn’t be.

I’m so thankful for Du. We’re so much alike, and yet we complete each other with our differences. We’ve grown closer to God together, which has brought us closer to each other. Amazing. And God’s given us our two girls, which I couldn’t be more thankful for. They have shown me that I could love unconditionally and that it’s not really that hard to do. They’ve taught me patience, perseverance and multitasking. They’ve shown me my weaknesses, usually by mirroring them, and have loved me unconditionally as well despite them. I love to laugh at them with them and am glad that they can do the same with me.

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20 thoughts on “Most Obviously

  1. that was fun to read and remind myself to be thankful for so much that I have… even in the midst of missing my husband. Your girls are so cute, I cannot imagine them getting into any trouble 😉 Ha ha… and that is a great pic of you and Du!

  2. BTW – love your tag of ‘shameless display of photos’. I’m trying to be more conscious of your tagging efforts now. Haha!

    Also, I just received my first bloggy award and I’m passing it on to you… whenever I finish writing up the post it’ll be up. I thought I’d go ahead and tell you now so I don’t comment 3 times on one post. That might just be weird. 😉

  3. Great post! It is so easy to get mired down in the day to day, but there is soo much to be thankful for. One of the pluses of Thanksgiving is that it forces us to stop for a minute and think about all of our blessings.

    PS – Your girls are absolutely gorgeous!!!

  4. You have such a beautiful family – your girls are just so cute!

    Ok, about this Texas Roadhouse business…I’m totally with you on your idea to just order dessert and rolls (occasionally my mom and I will go to a restaurant and just order dessert because so often we’re too full to actually ORDER dessert after a regular meal). Anyway, I’ve never had dessert at TR. Any recommendations?

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