11.08.2009

A Month of Thanksgiving

While perusing friends' blogs, I came across the Baker's family blog and Megan is doing a month of Thanksgiving. I love that idea and decided this is a great time for me to be more grateful for the blessings in the lives of our family. Since I'm a few days behind, here's my catch-up thanksgivings:

Nov.1: I'm grateful for the gospel in my life. I can honestly say I'm a better person because I believe in Jesus Christ and that His Atonement can (and regularly does) renew me and remind me how much I need my Savior and the gospel in my life.

Nov. 2: I'm grateful for the beautiful weather. Generally speaking, November is the beginning of the cold and it's usually in the 40's or 50's. This whole week was at least 65 every day. Combine that with the incredible fall colors and the mountains, and our view is stupendous.

Nov. 3: I'm grateful for Primary. I love that Palmer comes home singing the songs he's learned and loves sharing what he's learned from his teachers. Plus, he's got a crush on our Primary President and asks when he gets to see Sister Roberts almost every day.

Nov. 4: I'm grateful for healthy children. So far this year, the kids and I have been healthy. I'm not sure if I should credit the vaccines they recently got or the fact that we eat clementines regularly, but I'm grateful for health.

Nov. 5: I'm grateful for my husband. Though he's often gone with school or his calling, he makes a concerted effort to be home and spend quality time with the kids and I. He's better at balancing the chaos that is our lives and I'm grateful that Heavenly Father brought us together and continued to assure me that this was the man I should marry, despite all the opposition.

Nov. 6: I'm grateful that Ronell's secured one job offer. Walmart offered us an amazing position. While it's taken me a few days (really, months) to accustom myself to the fact that we might be moving to Arkansas, I'm grateful for a company that sees as much potential in my husband as I do and is willing to give him the chance to grow. Even though we haven't decided whether we're accepting the offer just yet, it's a huge blessing to have a good offer with a company that Ronell wants to work for in a community that so far seems to meet all our needs.

Nov. 7: I'm grateful for good friends. I'm not really a great friend and I'm horrible at staying in contact with my dear friends who've moved. I don't know if it's because I don't love talking on the phone or because I'm just lazy, but I know I need to be better at staying in contact. I truly do value my friends near and far, new and old for all that they teach me and how they inspire me to be a better friend and a better person.

Nov. 8: I'm grateful to be a mom. Though it's hectic most of the time, my kids make me laugh every day and I'm grateful that the Lord entrusts these incredible spirits to Ronell and I. Though Palmer is currently is a pre-adolescence phases where he mumbles instead of speaking and Portia has the attitude of a 15-year-old, they teach me continuously about love and patience and I wouldn't trade them for anything.
(Here's a cute picture of the kids at Halloween. Yes, it's random, but I think blog posts are always better when there's a picture somewhere.)

I can't promise I'll update the blog daily, but I'm going to make a concerted effort to think more about the things I'm grateful for during this month. Want to join me?

3 comments:

Sierra said...

Bri! This is a great idea! I MAY steal it. Haha

The Lindsays said...

Love it! I did this last year and it totally helped me look for all the wonderful things in my life. You have some fun/cute things listed already!

Congrats to Ronell on the job offer. McKay's best friend, Dane Poyfair also works out in Arkansas for WalMart. If you move out there you should look them up, they are an amazing and FUN family! Good luck!

Hillary said...

I should be a better friend. We live 40 minutes away from each other, but it seems like we only run into each other at weddings and funerals. And I have no excuse...I'll try better in the future.

For real this time :)