My children are in Granbury this week visiting Nonnnie & Granddad. While I usually welcome the time by myself, this time I am really missing my kids. It is unbelievably quiet around here. The time alone has allowed me lots of opportunity to sit, think, and reflect without distraction. As I think over the changes that have taken place for our family in just over a year I recognize the multitude of reasons I have to be grateful.
I am so very thankful for....
-my God who loves me unconditionally, who carries me through my trials, and meets my every need
-my health and the health of my children
-Nonnie & Granddad who love me and take my children to allow me down-time & time to work without distraction
-my dad who handles my "needs to be fixed" list and takes care of my lawn, and does the maintainance on my pool, and helps me with the kids, and is always available to listen to me when I need someone to talk to.
-my mom who helps me with my Mary Kay business (delivering products, helping with records, helping with inventory), and who helps to take care of the kids any time I need it and who is constantly helping to keep me organized. She is incredible.
-Matt & Reecie who are always willing to help with the kids (there is a running theme here....I guess it does take a village to raise a child) and who are always willing to listen to me when I need someone to share with.
-my sweet babysitters who take such great care of my children
-an amazing group of extended family and friends who are always supporting and encouraging me
-my ever-supportive church family
-my wonderful neighbors, especially the LeMaire's who help me EVERY single day of my existence. I do not know what I would do without them. Thank you Mr. Stephen & Ms. Alicia for always being there for me...whether I need an egg, or someone to watch the kids, or just a friend to talk to. And, thank you Gavin & Stevee for being such sweet friends to Zeke & Kaelyn.
-my job...I am so thankful to work my Mary Kay business that allows me to support my family while having the flexibility to be available to my kids when I need to be. And, I am so blessed to work with the most amazing group of women in my unit and to have the most supportive & loyal customers.
-I am blessed to have the most loving, supportive community that anyone could ever imagine having.
Thank you God for placing these tremendous people in my life. I am blessed beyond measure.