Things I'm grateful for

Christmas being only two sleeps away I want to reflect on the many things which I'm grateful for.

I'm grateful for my children, that I have been blessed with four children which make me the mother and woman that I am. Without my kids I wouldn't be who I am and my life would be so different I can't even imagine what it would be like. Even when things seem tough all I have to do is look at my kids and know how lucky I am.

I'm grateful for my husband that does everything to make my life easy, to provide for us as a family and gives me the opportunity to spend my time doing what I love the most. Dave supports my decisions to work for a charity, he supports me when I spend more then my budget, he support my parenting  and he makes me laugh when he laughs at his own jokes. We have been together 15 years and I look forward to being old and looking back on our life together.

I'm grateful to my parents which always want the best for me and as much as it pains them that we live in another state, support us that we know what we are doing is right for our family.

I'm grateful to my friends which have provided endless support to get through this last two years and love that no matter what happens will always be on the other end of the phone. I'm grateful that they can see the funny side of life and can joke with me even if it is at my own expense.  The jokes about putting my purple eye shadow above my eyes not below have made my day.

I'm grateful that I'm part of a big family and have married into a big family.

I'm grateful that I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, since having Josephine we have had such wonderful support of meals and help with the kids from people at church. It has been really interesting to see people come to my door to deliver a meal and they don't know me or don't know why they are delivering a meal to our family. They just do it, as they know that there is someone else in need. I hope that I too can give this same service to people that has been given to us.

The list of things which I'm grateful for could go on and on but today these are the top 6.


  1. Aww, beautiful :) hope your Christmas is a peaceful one! Love Suzie xo

  2. Love these pics Ande......just love your posts to be honest.
    Hope you and the family have a wonderful xmas and a very very happy 2012.
    One day we will catch up again over some wine and have a laugh. In the meantime, keep in touch
    Luv Rach xoxoxooxxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxo


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