Thursday, November 26, 2009

My Thankful List

Happy Thanksgiving!
As I reflect back on this past year, wow I must say that it's been the most trying year we have had in many ways! It's can be easy to look at all of the problems and get depressed and discouraged. Yes, we've done some of that, but we are moving forward. However, it could have been worse and I realize we have a lot to be thankful for. So, today here is my thankful list. It's a great reminder to me to count my blessings. I'm thankful for:
  • Being married to my best friend and wonderful husband.
  • Four incredibly smart, strong -willed boys (wouldn't trade them for anything)
  • Thankful that wonderful husband has a job. He lost his job a few weeks ago and thanks to some wonderful connections he was able to get another one quickly.
  • A nice extended family network.
  • Great friends that keep us grounded are are always there to lift, encourage and share good times.
  • Thankful that the house we bought and then couldn't sell our old house (now a vacation rental) is getting some nice ski traffic. This is a big help financially right now.
  • Thankful we are getting wiser (aka don't buy another home until you sell the old one first.)
  • Thankful that wonderful husband's two knee surgeries this year were a success and that he is no longer in pain. :)
  • Thankful for my belief and faith in God. Don't know what other's do without it. God is amazing and I have blessed beyond measure!

I have so many more things to be thankful for, but wanted to remind myself of some of the big ones!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Motivational Thought

A dear friend of mine gave a talk in church a few years ago that really has stuck with me. The basis was "You are only as good as your recovery!" When life gives you lemons what makes you strong is how to react to the situation. Do you let it discourage you or do you brush yourself off, make a new plan and move forward?

This year has been one of trials and we've gone through many hard times. We are doing our best to have a "good recovery." We keep praying that we are learning all of the lessons we are supposed to learn in order to not repeat them. Sometimes God puts people in your life at different time to help you through the hard times. We have wonderful friends and family and are thankful for your prayers in our behalf as we feel them and they give us strength!