Thankfulness x {five}

::1 My mom. She turned ___ years old on Monday. I am SOOOOO thankful for my mom. Words can’t even describe what a blessing she is, has been and will always be to my life. I really did get the BEST mom. Losing my dad at such a young age was horrible. But to lose my mom, at any age, would be even more painful to me. She has taught me so many things: to work hard, to be kind & compassionate, to give joyfully, to be creative, to love the Lord, to trust God, to be a good friend…the list could go on!

::2 My photography business. I’ve been busy, really busy, these past few months. Perhaps I shouldn’t call it busy but instead call it blessed. Because truthfully, it has been such a blessing to me. Not in the monetary-sense that you would expect but in the people-sense. I love getting to know so many different people, watching them interact with loved ones and capturing precious moments. I feel as if it is such an honor. And I LOVE it!

::3 Megan. I have this amazing friend, Megan. And she is moving back to COLORADO!!!!! I could not be more thankful for this because I will get to see her more often and my babies will know her now!!!!!! And I just love talking to her and being with her….that’s all. 😉

::4 My husband. I know I already talked about him once before but he truly is a DAILY blessing to me. He helps with the cooking, cleaning, and watching the kiddos. He makes me laugh, rubs my neck, prays for me, loves me, encourages me and pushes me. He really does lay his life down for me and I don’t deserve it. But I am thankful for it. 😉

::5 A dirty house. I know that seems weird, coming from me especially. But there was a time, waaaaaay back when {read: in my late teens and early twenties} were I hated myself and looooonged for my life to be different. I always had time to clean my house, everything material that I owned was put in its place, I slept well and my car was spotless. During that time I prayed my life to be different–to have good friends, a husband, a good job, and a life. Now that so many of my prayers have been answered I don’t have the same amount of time to tend to my material possessions like I once did. {Praise the Lord!} My life is too full of giggles, cheerios, bible studies, shopping for birthday gifts and going to birthday dinners, pot-lucks, photography sessions, date nights, and snuggling on the couch. If I am honest with you {the blog-world}, I would tell you that I don’t always have this perfect perspective. Just ask #4 in this list about my breakdowns… wait, am I the only one who has those? 😉 There are times that I wish I had a house that was clean for more than five minutes. Or that I didn’t have to spend $80 a month on diapers. Or that my closets were organized. But when it comes down to it, I am so thankful for my life now. It’s full of plans and people and blessings and not very much sleep! 

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2 thoughts on “Thankfulness x {five}

  1. Oh, this made me so happy and thankful to read because it’s really actually true true! I can’t wait to be a text and short drive away from one of the most beautiful people and families i’ve ever known. Soon, soon, dearest friend!

  2. You and David and Elijah and Ella are a wonderful happy family. Your house is clean, your children are happy, you have a beautiful marriage. God is the head of your household. Life is good Ali.:) I love coming to your house, and blessing you and David and the kids, and I really really love your ICE TEA.:) I love you

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