Since everyone else is doing it, I'm going to as well. I am going to post something I'm thankful for every day until Thanksgiving. I am a few days late but here we go:
1. I am thankful to have a God that loves me enough to take care of me in every circumstance of my life. I am thankful to the people the first shared God's love with me and to those who I've looked to for leadership and guidance when God seemed to be so far away. I know that God is love and I am grateful that he is a generous God that gives way more than we could ever ask.
2. I am thankful for friends. Some of our best friends we met when Pat and I first started dating and even though they haven't lived close to us for a little over 8 years, when we see them it feels as though they've never left. I love their kids as my own and couldn't ask for a more sincere friendship in them. I know that when I need someone to talk to I can always rely on her to give me what I need to hear and not just what I want to hear. I am grateful they they are God-loving friends that have helped steer Pat and myself down the right path numerous times.
3. I am grateful that we live in a state that we can experience all 4 seasons. Sure, I like some of the seasons more than others but each one I like for different reasons. I love winter and the cold. I love how pretty everything is covered in a blanket of snow and how quiet everything is. I love that everything is decorated so pretty for Christmas and the ambiance of the holiday season. I love spring because it signifies new life. I love how green and fresh everything is, the flowers are in full bloom and make the spring so colorful and beautiful. I love summer because of the long days, the extra time I get to spend with the kiddos, and of course swimming. Fall is by far my favorite. I love the cool nights and mornings with the warm days. I love the colors of fall, fall fashions (even though I'm not fashionable), the smells of fall with the pumpkin scents and the smell of fire pits. I love the crunching of leaves that have fallen to the ground.