Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving to all of you that stop by and read this blog of mine! :) Today is a day of gratitude and togetherness. I hope and pray that all of you are happy at home with your families, or if you are going to families- I hope your travels are safe and you arrive and are able to spend time with those you love. For those of you that can't have your family with you, whether they are away because of the military or just can't be with you...I pray that they are safe and will be home with you soon.

There is so much I am thankful for! I wake up everyday and am always in disbelief that I am lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mom.  It may be a constant sacrifice, but it is a sacrifice that I would happily make again.

I am so thankful for my little family! :)

Christmas pic for 2009
My husband is my best friend and the love of my life! Sure he can be a pain..but I KNOW I AM a pain in the butt a lot more than him! :) He accepts me and adores me for ME! :) He doesn't mind that I am not the thin girl he met 17+ years ago. He says I am just as beautiful now as I was then! :) He works hard and comes home and still helps out with the kids and the house. He is not one of those men that thinks because he works that he can come home and just be "DONE" for the day. Thank God for that....his parents did a wonderful job with this man! :) I say that because he is so much like his daddy. Although, my father-in-law passed 6 years ago...he lives in both my husband....AND.....

My son!  :)
Football 2010
This young man is one of the reasons I wake up in the morning and try to be the best mother I can be. When he came into my life 11+ years ago, I was overjoyed with love and life! :) It has been a joy to be raising him and see him do well in whatever he chooses to be doing. :) He is truly one of the best kids I know. I love the way he can be hard sometimes because he has a very stubborn way about him and he is a little analytical, but I am truly so THANKFUL for him. I love that he speaks his mind and will not lay down and be a victim. I am proud of that! :)

Then there is this little light of hope for me! :)

Fall 2010
 This little girl was something that we ALL worked for! :) Jon (my son) was so easy to get pregnant with and I had a pretty good pregnancy with him. With Sasha, it took two miscarriages, a tube removal (I had a cyst), and 9 months of morning sickness. Not to mention 12+ hours of labor and then a C-section bring her into this world. I also had post partum depression really bad. BUT....I look at her everyday and am overjoyed that God has given me another precious gift to hold and love. She is me all over again for my father...I love how he glows when he sees her.

Halloween 2010

This picture cracks me up! :) Sasha is such a character and I love her for it! :)

I am also thankful for my family and Garth's family! :) They have helped us so much through a lot of life! :) I am not sure where we would be if we didn't have them. We might be ok, but they have made life nice and easy for us. :) Between babysitting so Garth and I could have date nights to being a listening ear, they have always been there. Just because we are adults doesn't mean they stop being parents and that is a very good thing! :)

I love this woman!

My mom-in-law and great niece, Me and Sasha on a Hay Ride
That would be my mother-in-law! :) We had a rocky beginning, but I love her to death now! :) She has been there for every important day in my life since I have been with her son! :) She has a HUGE love for her family and accepts us regardless of our mess ups and shortfalls. When I need someone to talk to, she is ALWAYS there..even if all she does is just listen. I always hear my friends saying that they don't have a relationship with their mother-in-laws like I do and that makes me SUPER HAPPY! :) You have NO IDEA! :)

Now, last but not least......This girl!

Bex and Me 2010
This is Becky! She is my best friend and someone who has been there for every part of my life for 6 years! :) She got me through my father-in'law's death, my miscarriages, the hard spot in my marriage, the ups and downs of motherhood...and my day-to-day. I love her! :) Sure, I have gotten her through things in her life, but that is HER story to tell. :)

I am also thankful for everyone that is in my life...I have made new friends and love them dearly and feel so blessed to have everyone of them in my life. :) I love you all! :)

I was lucky enough to see this on the Brave Girls' Blog! :) It is awesome and perfect for today! :) Click here and enjoy! :)

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

1 comment:

  1. Kathy,
    You are such a dear dear person, I love your story and I love the Brave Girls video you sent me too. You have a beautiful family and you are beautiful too. Best of everything!
    I am so glad I have met you through these blogs :)