Monday, November 19, 2007

Thankful Every Day.







This Thursday our nation takes a day to gather with family and friends to commemorate a day of thanksgiving. As that day approches, I can't help but look around me and think of all the many blessings I am bestowed daily.

I live in a country that allows me to educate my children. For that I am truly thankful. I believe our children are the way they are because they were under our influence for the majority of their impressionable years. Some may feel that homeschooled children are VERY sheltered, and I am certain there are some that are. That is not the case with ours. They participate in activities that allow them to interact with other people. I'm not worried about their socialization.....trust me, they can hold their own!

I am so grateful for the wonderful man I am married to. I can say with all honesty, I would not be the person I am today if it weren't for him. He makes me wake up each day wanting to be a better person. If I can be half as selfless as he, I would consider that the greatest achievement of all. I thank God every day I didn't drop the Speech 101 class I was required to take in college. That is where I met him and now look at us......23 years later.

I am so blessed to have 8 BEAUTIFUL children who make me feel so proud that I can't help but wonder......"Is it possible to be this happy?"

Last but not least, I will leave you with some GORGEOUS pictures of the fine state of Kansas. Our son Robert took these pictures while on one of his long distance treks he enjoys on his mountain bike. The picture of the windmill is 4 miles from our home. The picture of the creek is 3 miles to the west of us.......Yep, that is the INFAMOUS Shoo Fly Creek. Now if anyone asks you can tell them you have seen it in all of it's glory!

4 comments:

Empress of the Known Universe said...

You do have a lot to be thankful for, but I know you don't take it for granted! :) I really like that about you.

And those pics are great!

Kelly said...

Very well-said!! Some people spend their whole lives trying to get a fraction of what you have!

Jill Deiling said...

im so glad that youre so happy, that makes me happy! :D Beautiful pics too!

ellen said...

so kansas does have something to offer? LOL! JK!

you made me get all choked up! i know exactly how you mean these days.