Last night I'm having an inside picnic with Austy and we are talking about Thanksgiving. So I ask her what she is thankful for. These are her answers, our house, cousins, daddys tools, (dad is downstairs finishing our base boards), her nose and her boggers!! That one just kills me. I'm telling her I'm thankful for her and Brody, Daddy, our house and Cody's job. I go on trying to use this as a teaching moment, telling her how lucky we are to have our eyes and our eyesight. And she says " Yah, my lasheyes (eyelashes) and lipstick for my lips". I just feel so blessed. She is such a ham. Oh, and I tell her I'm grateful for the church right down the street and she says "I'm thankful for basketball". At our house church basketball is a huge deal. Cody loves it. Isn't that funny, the first thing she thinks of when I talk about church is Basketball.
But on a serious note I love Thanksgiving. The whole family getting together at my Grandma Eltons, getting to see family you don't see every week, and realizing how blessed we really are. All of us are healthy and happy. We all have a roof over our heads, food to eat, warm clothes to wear, and family that would do anything for one another. Sometimes I get so caught up in things that are not important at all. My family; my beautiful, happy children; my husband who sets such a great example for me, and focusing on returning to my Heavenly Father, that is what is important. I have so much to be thankful for. How neat is it to have a day specifically for you to sit back and count all your blessings.
Oh, and P.S.
For anyone reading this blog and wondering why I'm rambling on, I'm using this more as an online journal for myself. Things may seem mundane to you but this is really what life is all about in my opinion.