Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sunday Seven #2

Seven things I am thankful for (in no particular order):

  1. I am thankful that I live in the USA. I am free to go where I want to go and do what I want to do. I can say what I want to say and be who I want to be. I am free because people have given their time and their lives to fight for my freedom.
  2. I am thankful for my home, the nice neighborhood that it is in and the terrific neighbors who surround it.
  3. I am thankful for my family. My entire family. I love them all!
  4. I am thankful for my hubby. He is my best friend and we have a lot of laughs together. He lets me know that he appreciates me and he makes me feel special. He makes sure that I know how much he loves me.
  5. I am thankful that I have not had a full nights sleep for the last 5 1/2 months because it means that there is a precious little treasure sleeping (or not sleeping) in the bedroom next to mine. (Actually I have not had a full nights sleep for over a year due to nausea, a huge belly, and of course the many trips to the bathroom. But it is all worth it. All of it.)
  6. I am thankful that someone used half of my bottle of conditioner yesterday, that I could not find my brush and that there was not a drop of hot water left for my shower. This means that there is a teenager in the house and I love having her here.
  7. I am thankful for the way I was raised. I am glad that I have parents who brought me up in a Christian home. They took me to church, they read the Bible to me, and they prayed with me. They taught me right from wrong, they told me "no", and they even spanked me. When I think back on my childhood, my memories are happy. All of them. My parents made sure that I knew I was loved. Unconditionally.
  8. Yes- I know it is only supposed to be seven! Lastly, I am thankful that this list could go on and on because I have been blessed with so much.

5 comments:

Joan said...

You are so right, Melanie. It is uplifting to take the time to "count your blessings". Otherwise we tend to take them for granted. Best of wishes to you with a newborn AND a teenager in the house!!! Thanks for coming by and commenting on my Sunday Seven. I also enjoyed your post below this one.

Jane said...

I love your list. I love that you look on the positive side of things. That is always best.
Blessings.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your Sunday Seven very much. You are definitely a blessing to us and we are very proud of you. We love you.
Mom

Maricar said...

Nice list too...and your baby is so cute.Congartulations to Brooke. God bless

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying ALL your writings. I love your "Sunday Seven". Brooke is growing up too fast and Hailey is such a smiling cutie. We have had many laughs over the years and you still make me laugh. Dottie looks as innocent as she did the day she snooped and stole from my suitcase. Tell my "buddy" Rich hi! Love, Auntie