It's Thanksgiving weekend...a time where people reflect on the things that they are thankful for in their lives.  As I sit here,  I'm overcome with emotion as I think about all I have to be thankful for.  God has blessed me over and over again in my life and I'm not sure I can even list all the things that our family is thankful for.

I'm thankful for my amazingly loving and understanding husband whom has stuck with me through the good times and the bad for six years as of this Saturday.  We've gone through some tough times together and there's certainly no one that I would rather have had by my side.

I'm thankful for the beautiful, spunky, and sweet little two year old that calls me mom.  We are so blessed to have her in our lives and to be the ones who get to see all of her firsts, kiss all her boo-boo's, and hear all of the "I love you more than ice cream cones!"  We are overwhelmingly grateful for this little miracle that God hand picked for us and put into our lives.  I would redo EVERY moment in my life again, including the painful ones, if we were promised this little girl again.  When I think of Allie, I hear that saying "my cup runeth over."  It really does.  Webster doesn't have enough words to describe the depth of my emotions toward the two loves of my life...I look forward to the third!

I'm thankful for such amazing family and friends who have been there for us through all of our ups and downs over the past 6 years.  The infertility, failed adoption, Allie's adoption, and now our journey to our second child who's joining our family from Ethiopia.  If it wasn't for such amazing people in our lives, this journey would actually be too difficult to endure.  We are blessed!

I'm thankful for the sacrifices that our children's birth families have/will make.  I can't imagine what they go through and will continue to go through over the years.  I am thankful for the strength that God gives them and I'm thankful that we will be able to meet each birth family so that we can share with our children someday how amazing each of their birth families are.

There are so many things that we are thankful for this Thanksgiving.  We really are blessed everyday and we want to continue to try to focus on the things that we are thankful for as we wait for news of a baby number two.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Theresa said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! What a beautiful post.