Giving Thanks

I have so much to be thankful for this year. Every year. God has blessed me, and my family, tremendously.

In no particular order, I’m thankful for…

  • My family. E–who blows me away with her smarts and her personality every day. Ben–who puts up with me and still sings my praises. Trust me, I haven’t made it easy during this pregnancy. Baby Boy growing in my belly–I can’t wait to meet you. You’ve given me hell the last nine months but I’m so glad you are (God willing) growing strong and healthy in there.
  • My extended family. I’m going to be an aunt for the second time in June! Hooray!
  • The words of the song “This is my Father’s World”
  • This blog and all my readers. You’ve given me support, encouragement, and something fun to do while staying at home with my kiddo. I’ve discovered a new passion and learned so much in the process.
  • All the people I’ve ‘met’ while  blogging. Can you believe this amazing virtual shower they threw me?
  • Health! My own health (I’ve had a few sort of scary moments during this pregnancy but things are looking good now), my family’s health, my father-in-law’s health (he’s made a fantastic recovery from his stroke/heart attacks at the beginning of the year), my friends….etc! Like I said, we are tremendously blessed.
  • That my husband has a great job that allows me to stay at home and raise E. He works extremely hard and I’m so proud of everything he has done and is doing.
  • A job that allow me to pop in to the hospital every once in a while to work a few hours. Keeps me sane, keeps my feet wet in my career field, and of course gives us a little extra cash flow. Not to mention the fact that I love being a physical therapist. I am so thankful that I have a job with this flexibility.
  • This list could go on and on but this touches on the big things. I’m also thankful for countless smaller things. You know, like popcorn.

What are you thankful for this year?



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  1. Certainly lots to be thankful for! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving… and, I love that E is wearing that Spartan fleece! Go Green!

  2. What a sweet post and absolutely adorable pictures! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. ahhh…this is such a sweet list…..happy thanksgiving!

  4. Love this. And “My Father’s World” is one of my all-time favorite hymns. I always used to get goosebumps during the verse that says “in the rustling grass, I hear Him pass…” :)

    Thankful for you, and wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  5. Aww what a great list. Although Canadian thanksgiving is long over, all these American posts are reminding me to be thankful of all the great things I have!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family You are right about everything we all have to be thankful for what we have and accomplish this past year We should all count our blessings Enjoy your day and rest of the week and cant wait to meet your new arrival soon Take Care and God Bless
    Maryann M

  7. Happy Thanksgiving Rachel! I hope you guys have a wonderful day xo

  8. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :D

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