Sunday, November 6, 2011

So Thankful!

Every once in a while I am simply blown away... when I stop to think of how many blessings God has showered over me.

I am married to my best friend. After all these years, our favorite way to pass our time is to talk. We talk about everything and nothing. He is my rock. I could not ask for more.

I am Momma to four of the most amazing people in this world. Truly, I like my kids. If they were not mine, I would try to adopt them. Each of them are loving, kind, hard working, dedicated, God loving, respectful, witty...oh I could go on and on. Each of them hold gigantic chunks of my heart. I am who I am, because I am their mom.

I am Nana to six of the most precious babies you have ever seen on this earth. God has this awesome plan, for me to be a young mom...therefore making me a young Nana. Sitting on the floor reading books, or building with blocks, or swaddling baby dolls or pretending to drive a car or fly in an airplane... stepping into their imaginary world is pure awesomeness. Honestly, to look in the eyes of your child's eyes is one of God's sweetest of all gifts.

I am a mom-in-law to four (ok...the wedding is on Friday so I am pushing it a bit) really cool people. My son-in-laws love my daughters and are such good providers for their families. These guys have a great sense of humor! My daughter-in-laws are everything I could wish for my sons. Both my guys have chosen brides who are not only beautiful... but talented, funny and oh how my guys love their brides!

I have several good friends, who have known me forever...seen me at my best and at my worst... these girls are still a phone call away. We can laugh together, cry together and talk for hours endlessly.

I have a nice home, a reliable vehicle, an adorable Mutt and a job I enjoy. Yep...there is stuff. But honestly... The stuff could evaporate and I would still be the richest woman in the world.

This post needed to be written... I won't take my life for granted. It is a gift to have so much love to give and to receive so much love. I am blessed.


Paxie said...

I'm so happy for you and I agree. Life should never be taken for granted. We all have so very many blessings and I'm also thankful for each and every one!!

Mike Golch said...

I feel the same way about my celestine.she is helping me maintain my soberiety.

Coffeypot said...

And to top it all off, you me. :-)

AirmanMom said...

paxie... it is so easy to take all we have for granted! I am grateful for friends like you!

AirmanMom said...

mike... your celestine is no doubt a beautiful blessing in your life...and you are a blessing in her life as well!

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...yes, I do have you and I do thank God you are in my life!

Raising 8 said...

That was a great post. I was wondering if you were a Blue star mother and I seen the link on your page. The other day Jim and I were in dollar general where the cashier was a blue star mother. She Came from the flint chapter as she recently moved to our town. When she seen Jims OIF veteran hat she handed him a card that said Thank you for your service and something about being a hero. That made Jim's day. She said she wants to start a chapter here.

HeartBass said...

What a wonderful post...and all so true! We take for granted so many of His blessings. It's good to stop and realize how good things really are! And I'm proud to know that I am counted among the friends you spoke of!