I am so excited for this link up that Aleigh from For the Joy of Life has started! I love the month of November. As I look around stores and even watching TV, it seems that we as a society have forgotten what this season is all about. Now, I love Christmas! However, I believe that celebrating the season of Thanksgiving is so important and shouldn't be overlooked with all the commercialism of the season. This is something that I want to teach my children. We need to celebrate Thanksgiving and really have gratitude in life for everything we have been given! Here are just a few things that I am grateful for this Sunday morning.
1. My husband and our Eternal Marriage
I love my husband! He is my rock and keeps me sane. He is my best friend and will listen to me any time that I need it. He is my comforter when I am upset or sad. He lifts me up and is my biggest support system. He is an amazing father. He is so thoughtful. He puts my needs before his own! For all of this and many more amazing qualities, I am grateful that he is in my life.
Our marriage in the Salt Lake LDS temple is very special to me. For those of you who are not LDS, I invite you to go to LDS.org and learn more! For me, my religion defines who I am. It drives my decisions. It gives me comfort and hope in a world where that can be challenging to have. It gives me peace and helps me to love deeper than I ever have. When we are married in the temple, we believe that it is for eternity. We will never be separated, even at our deaths. Our marriage is forever. I am grateful for the opportunity to be sealed to my family for eternity. No greater blessing than this!
2. My son Mav!
He is the absolute light of our lives! We can't imagine not having him in our family. He has taught us about love, patience, kindness, and that even if we mess up, it is okay! We are not the most perfect parents, however we try our hardest to teach him the most important lessons. I have so many dreams for him. I always want him to be kind to others. I want him to be responsible. I want him to be respectful of others always! I want him to be loving and accepting of differences and to not be judgmental. I want him to be a strong priesthood holder for our church. I want him to be an amazing missionary, husband, father, grandfather, and so much more! So many dreams for his life and I am grateful that I was trusted to raise such an strong little boy!
This might seem silly, however I love birthdays!! I love being able to celebrate others. We celebrate not only their age, but their year of growing and accomplishments. As I was growing up, my mom threw a birthday party for my siblings and I every single year. I have had surprise parties, luau's, craft parties, and I am grateful for all of them! They each created a special memory in my heart. Its a special celebration every year. I hope to make them a wonderful memory in both my son and husbands lives!
If you haven't joined the link up, Head on over to For the Joy of Life and linkup your Thankful post each sunday this month! Thanks for stopping by!