For the first time in several years, I did not partake in the "Thankful" series of posts on Blogger and Facebook.

It doesn't mean I'm not thankful. It's a lot of things. Life is so hectic right now. Not to mention the criticism I feel like I (and others) get for this because "we should be thankful all year."

{I am. It's just nice to really think about it for a month rather than take it for granted.}

So today, I wanted to post what I am thankful for. It may be 30, it may be more or less. Obviously there are many more than 30 things I'm thankful for. Like I said, to me, it's about really contemplating all of the blessings in my life.

  1. God and his amazing timing. So many times in life, I shake my head and am just amazed at how he takes care of every little detail.
  2. My son. He has brought so much joy and happiness to my life, and made me all the more grateful for all of my blessings.
  3. My husband. We by no means have a perfect marriage, but it's our ability to get past the hurdles that make it strong.
  4. My parents. After a very strained few years (before Cooper) we have been able to mend our relationship. I count on them for so much, and am grateful they are there to step in to help and support us any time we ask for it.
  5. A good job. There are things I would change (wouldn't we all!) but it provides well for me and my family, and I get to do something I enjoy and am very passionate about.
  6. Electricity. Tornadoes and such ripped through the area just over a week ago, and so many lost power. I can't imagine not having heat, a microwave, and so many other luxuries we have due to electricity.
  7. A great babysitter. Mrs. Robin and Mr. Jim are so great with Cooper and the other kiddos they watch, and he thrives there. Not only that, she is great about letting me drop off early if needed due to my crazy schedule.
  8. Our local Parents as Teachers program. We love getting verification we are doing things right, or ideas on how to raise our little.
  9. Our health. Other than the little colds, our entire family has been very healthy this year.
  10. Our family doctor. She is absolutely amazing and we love her to pieces.
  11. Great friends. These gals (and guys in J's case) are our biggest support system.
  12. Our home. It may not be luxurious, but it's perfect for us and gives us a ton of projects. We love living in the "country" but still being close to town.
  13. My car. It gets me where I need to be safely.
  14. My phone. It allows me to work mobile-ly, as well as keep in touch with my boys when I'm working late or out of town.
  15. A full fridge and pantry. Sure there are more processed meals than I would like in there, but we are fed. And nine times of of 10, we sit around the kitchen table to eat as a family.
  16. A closet full of clothese. I should never have problems choosing what to wear.
  17. I had such a great pregnancy with Cooper, and was able to nurse him for a full year.
  18. The Internet. It not only gives me information in a snap, it allows me to keep in touch with friends & family.
  19. Our dog, Coco. We love her so much, and she is Cooper's best friend.
  20. Cartoon movies, especially Cars. Sometimes mama needs a break, and that definitely distracts little man.
  21. Teething tablets. They work like a charm, every time.
  22. Great food - the product of being raised "southern" and on a farm.
  23. The fact that I was raised on a farm. I learned life lessons (and had chores and responsibilities) that are now invaluable.
  24. That my parents supported me and paid for my college education. I have so many friends that are still paying off student loans.
  25. The amount of activities and servies (a lot FREE) in our community. We have something to take advantage of nearly every weekend.
  26. Cameras to capture all of life's amazing moments.
  27. DVR that allows us to watch all of our favorite shows, but put more important things first.
  28. The wonderful benefits at my job. We get ample time off for holidays, and several sick/vacation/personal days each year. I have my insurance deductible reimbursed to me. It's a great, family-friendly environment.
  29. Clean drinking water. I sit here and sip my bottled water like it's nothing (and could drink from the fountain but it's HOT!) while others would be thrilled for that hot water from the fountain.
  30. Music. I can get lost in it ... and relate it to so many situations in life.
  31. Small business. They are so great to work with and go above and beyond to help!
  32. Internet shopping. It's a lifesaver for me a lot of times.

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