Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I am in shock that Thanksgiving is already here! It is my favorite holiday of the year, and yet I haven't done a thing to give the house a nice autumn feel. I have in the last few days managed to spend time remembering what I'm thankful for in 2009.

There is so much for me to be thankful for this year. If you had told me last November that we would have a surprise twin pregnancy, Dana's eye surgeries, and my surgery on the boys I would have thought you were as crazy as the Chinese Sperm Lady.

And yet, here we are, a family of 6. I'm so thankful for all 4 of our kids. Although our plan had been for 2, God's plan is definitely better as Brendon and Bryce are just so sweet.

I'm thankful that Dana and I have grown in our marriage, and the troubles of last year seem so far behind us. The surprises of the year could have torn us apart or made us stronger, and we grew closer because of them. I know that in the moments after my c-section, with the boys safely delivered, and Dana standing by my side in scrubs, I decided that there was no one more handsome to me than my hubby.

I'm thankful that Dana's eye surgery went well. While the surgery entailed far more than we had hoped, I'm thankful that his eyes are doing good, and even the small worry we had recently quickly resolved itself.

I'm thankful for family, friends, and all of my blog friends. The prayers, gifts, food and financial support we have received have been a huge blessing. I have been shown love in the most unexpected places, and I'm truly grateful.

I wish you all a wonderful time with family this Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for everything.

Julie said...

Your post is beautiful!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and that lovely family!
God is good! All the time.

barb said...

Happy Thanksgiving, to you and yours! God's plan is always better! Be blessed!

Just Breathe said...

Love that picture. You have so much to be thankful for. Have a beautiful day.

jennifer said...

I am thankful for your family and the wonderful blessings that you mentioned in this post. God is so good!

Happy Thanksgiving TJ. I am so thankful to call you friend.

Casii said...

Growing with a spirit of thankfulness is definitely wonderfully wise!
Enjoy this last month of 2009 creating more moments of gratitude!