Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thirty Days of Thanks- Link Up

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I am thankful for my husband! I am thankful for all the sacrifices he has made for me :) He has always supported me in everything I do. He's the kindest, loving, silliest man I know!
I am thankful for my dear daughter. She is kind and so compassionate. Every time we pass a homeless person driving she always gets very concerned about why they don't have mommies that take care of them. A time or two she has persistently asked me if we could take the men home with us.
I am thankful for the friends that I have made in grad school. They have all been so supportive of me and helped me when I needed it. A friend's mom even watched my daughter one day when I was in a bind!
I am thankful for the patients that I have worked with. Their strength and determination has amazed me.  These people have made a much bigger impact on my life then I ever hope to make on theirs.
I am thankful I have a roof over my head! I complain a lot about the dark, small apartment I live in. When I put it into perspective I realize how blessed I truly am.
I am thankful for my mom! She drives 45 minutes, 2 days a week to come watch my daughter while I go to school. It makes this whole process so much more bearable.
I am thankful that we just put a security deposit down on a house. There is a pretty lake and trail right in the front of it, and so much light coming into the house! I cannot wait.
I am thankful that we will be moving near my best friend and her husband! We have lived far apart from one another for 5 years, I am so excited to be reunited!
I am thankful for all my in-laws. They have been so welcoming to me and I always enjoy spending time with them.
I am thankful for my parent's support in all my schooling.
I am thankful for the little kitty that has been visiting our apartment lately. It just comes up to me and snuggles up in my lap. I love animals and it is so nice to have this friendly visitor.
I am thankful that I will be spending time with my family this Thanksgiving.
I am thankful that we are able to fly to visit my husband's family over Christmas. I love seeing the snow that we don't get down here and visiting with them.
I am thankful for my friends from high school. We have a Facebook message thread going so we can always stay in touch, even when we live far from one another.
I am so thankful that I have less than a month of class left! Finishing college and grad school has been such a journey and I am so ready to move onto the next phase in my life.
I am thankful that my family has food to eat. Whenever I cook something that ends up tasting really horrible, I always joke that bad food makes me feel even more thankful that I am not hungry.
I am thankful for this new blogging world. I love that everyone is so welcoming and that I can gain so much insight from all the great posts I read on others blogs.
I am thankful for the month I will have off over the holidays to spend time with my family.
I am thankful for my daughter's "school" that has been so wonderful to her. They are people I trust, and they always make me feel better about sending her there.
I am thankful for my grandmothers who are still alive. They live far away but I always enjoy the time I spend with them and the stories they tell me.
I am thankful that my friend from school taught me how to make sushi! It was so easy and cheap... I see a sushi making date night in my future!
I am thankful for this nice cool weather that is so welcomed at my door!
I am thankful for all the Catechism emails that have been sent to my inbox. I have kept up with them, and feel inspired by all the readings.
I am so thankful for the weekends and time spent with my family.
I am so thankful that the Christmas season is coming up. I love choosing presents for all the ones I love.
I am thankful for the presence of God in my everyday life. All I have to do is look outside or see someone smile to know that He is there.
I am thankful that I have been given the opportunity to be a mother. I have learned so much and grown so much on this journey.
I am thankful for the times that my husband, daughter and I sit on the porch in the rain. We have some of the greatest times and I have learned to love rainy days.
I am thankful for the Year of Faith. I have felt inspired to read the Bible and pray more often.
I am thankful for the nights a spend laying in bed with my daughter for a few minutes before she goes asleep. I love the feeling of being there to comfort her.

What are you thankful for?

I am linking up with Eat Enjoy Live, Catholic Newlywed, Call Her Happy, Sunshine State of Mind & It's Just Called Spicy. Head on over to their blogs to check out more 30 Days of Thanks!


  1. What a wonderful list! You are indeed blessed. Like I commented on Caitlin's blog, perhaps one of the greatest blessings is that you recognize and appreciate that very fact. That is not all that common for young people these days!( Now I am showing my age, right! ) Happy Weekend!

  2. Love your list! Thanks for linking up and sharing!!

    Sunshine State of Mind

  3. I enjoyed reading your list! I'm new here (got the link from your comment on my blog) and have been enjoying your posts. I LOVE how you came by your blog name. That is so sweet. :-)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Bobbi! I thought it was pretty great too.. she still calls me mama leigh pretty often:)

  4. Awesome in-laws are a TREMENDOUS blessing! Great list. Don't you feel like you could just go on and on? We are all so blessed.

  5. I agree with Kinsi...awesome in-laws are a blessing (that not everyone has)! And how wonderful to have your mom come to watch your daughter, and be able to be almost finished with grad school! I sometimes complain about my tiny house (like #5) but am still so thankful for it! Good luck with your new home and your new chapter in life.