My kids are warm and have a place to sleep and food to eat (that they like). They get to go to a school and learn and grow. They have comfortable clothes to wear and they get to come home to me everyday! They are healthy and sheltered from much pain.
My husband gets to go to work every day and do something he loves. I always said one day that he would change the world somehow. On a small scale he changes our world ever day. He is an honorable person and he honors his priesthood. He isn't with out fault but he works every day to be better. I have no doubt that he loves me. That is pretty big! We have had bumps and bruises along the way but on the other side of the fire I know that he loves me and would choose me all over again. He is hilarious and sexy! He cares about all of us all the way down to the cat.
I get to be a stay at home mommy. I don't have to work outside the home for us to survive. There isn't a lot of extra but I know what I do is important. I get to have hobbies that I get paid for. My body isn't what it used to be but it has given me 4 healthy babies and I can still get up and down with out too much strife! I am grateful for the amazing things I can do with it. I have technology at my fingertips that connects me to family, friends, and loved ones. I get to journal and leave my family history via that technology. I have a ward family that I have grown to love and depend on. I miss Texas but I know this is where we are supposed to be. I am so grateful to have that knowledge and not have to flounder and question our decisions.
I could list on and on my blessings and the things I have. It is truly endless. I think of third world countries and parents that struggle to give their children water and food. I think of countries with war and pain. The worry that those parents have is almost to much to think about.
This holiday season will mean something different to me I think. I know we all say we are thankful and grateful for all we have but today, right now I am overwhelmed with that feeling! I hope to keep it through the hustle and "worry" of this season and carry it through the rest of the year. I am a very lucky lady.