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Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Thoughts

So what am I thankful for?

This year, there's simply too much to list here. But I felt the need to hit the high points.

First and foremost, I am thankful that my wife and I are still married and are able to enjoy this holiday together. And from that flows so many sentiments of gratitude about so many blessings in our lives.

I am, of course, thankful that our growing son has tested so well time and time again in his mother's womb. I am thankful that Bethany has been spared the worst of the pregnancy symptoms. I am thankful for the relationships that continue to enrich and secure our lives. I am thankful for the chance to see my nieces and nephews, and to hear how they approach life.

I am thankful for our friends, particularly the ones that stick with us through struggles and conflict. I am thankful for those that serve as inspiration, who meet the challenges of a cruel world with grace and dignity.

I am grateful for my job, for our situation. I am very grateful that Austin is such a good dog, and one that makes travel so easy.

And there are so many lesser blessings for which I am thankful. YES, I am thankful that Texas pulled out the win over Texas A&M (when Texas loses, my cell phone lights up with trash talk. The peace that comes with a UT victory is a great blessing to me and my phone). I am thankful to have a mental break from all the recent tasks and challenges at work.

Most of all, I am simply thankful for being.

1 Comments:

Blogger Bethany said...

I'm very thankful for you too, sweetie. Love you.

11:03 PM  

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