Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Seeing a horrific car accident this morning on the Interstate on my way into work, and then a second accident before I got to my exit; and after keeping up with an old friend who's father is battling with a very rare form of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, makes me stop to think how very blessed I am, and how many things I have to be thankful for.

First and foremost, I am thankful for a loving and gracious God, that forgives me when I forget to thank him for my many blessings each, and every day.

I am thankful that when I am up all night with a screaming, sick baby...that it's only an ear infection that will get better in a few days.

I am thankful that for many months out of the year, my husband comes home late...because he has a wonderful job, and more importantly, he loves it.

I am thankful that TJ asks 1000 questions each day...because he is so smart and interested in learning.

I am thankful that my floor has cracker crumbs all over it, and I vacuum every other day...because Tristan is a healthy baby and LOVES to eat.

I am thankful that TJ has holes in every.pair.of.pants that he owns (other than the ones I just bought a few weeks ago. Give them time.)...because that means he is still my little boy who loves to play.

I am going to make it my 2nd New Year's Resolution (yea, a month late), to rejoice in the little, mundane things in life that seem difficult, or time consuming, or cost money at the time, because life is precious and too short to not enjoy and be grateful for ALL of it.


  1. Oh, Ashlee...I just love this. You almost brought tear to my eyes!

  2. Thanks for the reminder!! I'm thankful for all those little things too! Love and miss yoU!