I think this past year has been such a whirlwind for me personally, and sometimes its in those times that I forget how truly truly blessed I am.
I am so thankful for Nate. He is such a hard worker - constantly doing more - even when I know the schedule he has right now can be completely exhausting. I couldn't have asked for a more caring, kind, generous, warm, friendly husband.
I am thankful for our new home...while it's easy to look around and think, man I would have to have a new this and a new that - and what about this and that - I have so much!
I am thankful for families that love Nate and I more than we even realize - thankful for parents on both sides that taught us well, and continue to support us on our life journey.
I am thankful for our church! Nate and I would have never met had it not been for FBC. I am specifically thankful for the engaged couples class that we were in - it definitely prepared us for things we didn't see coming! ;)
I am thankful for our sweet puppies - who knew when we brought home two wiggly little furballs that couldnt figure out that carpet and grass are two different things - that I would end up loving them! I can't imagine what children will feel like! They are the best company every night waiting on Nate to get home- and they always keep me laughing - even when I come home to 7 pairs of destroyed shoes.
I am thankful for a job that brings me joy...even on the not so fun days. Thankful for all the survivor stories I hear, and for all the encourgement that I receive from our patients.
I am thankful that Jesus Christ has saved me, changed me, and made me a better person. I hope that in all I do, I am a small reflection of Him. I hope that I can always be sweet and kind with a heart open to his will.
And most importantly, I am thankful that I have hope for a future. A future that Lord willing will be exciting, full of adventure, and happy.