Friday, November 12, 2010

Today I am Thankful for: My Job

I am so honored to be a teacher at Ladybug preschool. I work with a group of unbelievably talented ladies who are incredible mentors and wonderful friends. They make me laugh, lift me up and brighten my day. I love being able to go to work every day not only doing what I love- but with people I love.
I am blessed with 2 classes full of wonderful kids who have all captured a piece of my heart and have brought incredible families into my life. I am honored that they trust their precious child to me and that i get to be the start of a journey of learning. That I can be able to help lay that foundation!!!
I am also grateful that I have a job that gives me time off with the kids. I am able to take them to school and be home when they are done. I am able to have the same breaks as they do. I know this is something that not all are able to do. I get the best of both worlds... I have a job to help support our family but also I have time to be home wioth them.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Today I am Thankful for: Our Soldiers

I feel so honored to live in a free country and I know that so many pay the price and sacrifice for it to be that way. I am Honored to be an American. Thank you to those who have lost their lives, those who have come back safe and all those still fighting along with the families of these brave men and women. My family is eternally grateful. I am so proud of all my family members who are among those we honer. Grandfathers, Uncles, My father, My brother, Cousins, second cousins, many friends and in- laws. We will always hold you up and remember what you did.
I remember when my brother was int the Golf war and although I was way to young to fully understand ... I remember always being so proud and was so happy the day he was back home safe. Thank you ALL so much!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Today I am Thankful for: Yoga

Besides running, one of my new favorite things is Yoga. I love the feel of my body stretching and working. I am so lucky that our church offers classes on Wednesday nights.. a time I can go and at a price I can afford. I have always wanted to go to a class.. but we don't belong to a gym and don't have the money to go to a studio. Holy Yoga has turned out perfect. It is relaxing and rejuvenating to mind, body and spirit!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Today I am Thankful for: This time of year

The windows are open, there is a chill in the air and the smell of Cinnamon and pumpkin loom through the air... FALL IS HERE!!!! I love it. I love making hot chocolate or cider for the kids, cooking those heartier meals.... I love burning new candles and decorating.. it renews my spirit and puts a smile in my heart!!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Today I am Thankful for: Forginess

I am grateful that God sent his son and that are sins can be forgiven. I am working hard on myself and learning from my sins, my past and trying to make each new day better. I want to show Agape Love and embrace the world. I am humbled by those who continue to show me how to have an open, loving forgiving, un-judgemental life and want to live the same way. I want to be a blessing to others as so many are to me. Thank you for those who have forgiven me when I have let you down, or hurt you. I have learned from my mistakes and promise to be true to myself and others!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Today I am Thankful for: Support

Today I am thankful for my unbelievable husband and are 4 incredible kids. They were my inspiration today.From start to finish they cheered me on. I had a goal to complete the Women's Half Marathon in 2 hours... and I beat it. I know it takes a lot of time and dedication from a runner to train. But it also takes support from others. If it wasn't for Kasey's help at nights and on Saturdays I could never be able to do this. And having him and the kids at the starting line to wish me luck.. and then cheering me on at mile 5, 10 and at the finish line.. still brings tears to my eyes! Thank you guys for supporting me. I hope that I will be an inspiration to you to be healthy and live an active life, as you guys are my inspiration to do it. I love you!!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Today I am Thankful for: watching the boys play sports

One of my favorite things to do on Saturdays is to go watch Dylan and Blake play football. I am so excited we have kids in a sport again. I grew up in a family thta loved sprots adn always played sports. Most nights were either at a game or at practice. I am competitive and hard working. I put passion into playing and I want the kids to do the same. It has been incredible to watch that starting to come out in them... especially Dylan. There is sucha great self esteem that comes out of putting your heart into things and not giving up. I hope this is the begining and there is much more to look forward to. I want them to always know I am one of there biggest supporters!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Today I am thankful for: My Sister

My sister is an incredible woman. She has one of the most giving hearts I have ever encountered! She is fun and her laugh is contagious. She is a doer and is always busy! She works hard and puts her heart into everything she does and everyone she knows. She is someone I strive to be more like.. someone I honer and respect. She is my best friend and I am so grateful that I have her in my life!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Today I am Thankful for: Our 4 crazy kids

I have been extremely blessed with 4 wonderful crazy kids!!! They are the laughter in are home. I look forward to spending time with each of them and love dinner time when we can all sit together and share. Even in the times of complete chaos .. when they are driving me up the wall with attitudes, crying and tattling.. I can look at them and be proud. Then are GOOD kids!!! They have so much thoughtfulness and love in their hearts. They have laughter, joy and silliness! They care about their families and love to spend time with them. They are growing up to be awesome people who I can't wait to be friends with. They are my heart!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Today I am Thankful for: My Parents

I am so blessed to have parents who are the most loving people. They are generous and giving, open hearted and loving. They are such a great example of a marriage. I look to both of them for advice and consider them to be dear friends of mine. I hope that I can have the same friendship with my kids when they are adults.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Today I am Thankful for: My Dr

So for over the past 3 years I have felt terrible!!! I have been through a dozen tests, 2 operations and still no light at the end of the tunnel. It was at the point that my Dr. felt I needed to get a full hysterectomy. I continue to get cysts, I have endometriosis.. and killer cramps for most of the month. I couldn't sit long, sleep... I just was miserable!
Well in August My Dr. wanted to test my bladder to see if that was the root of the problems. He had been doing some research and the symptoms are very similar to what I have been experiencing. At first I thought he was nuts... I didn't have any pain when I had to go to the bathroom. But if this meant that I did not have to get things removed and Kasey and I WOULD be able to have a child of our own.. I was ALL for doing the test. Within minutes, it was confirmed... I have INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS! Basically it means I don't have a lining in my bladder and the nerves are being exposed by the acid that goes through the bladder. It is something that I have to live with and have to radically change my diet for. Hopefully after about 6 months of medication 3 times a day I can control it just by my diet. Anything that will make me feel.. Alive again!
It has been 2 full months on the diet and with the medication and diet I can not believe how good I feel!!!! I try very had to stick t the foods that are allowed and have noticed that there are certain foods that defiantly trigger the pain! However I am finding there are a couple that I can add in.. occasionally! It is awesome and so worth it!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Today I am Thankful for : My Husband: Kasey

Today I am Thankful for my amazing Husband! I do not know what I would do without him. He makes me want to be a better person. He is my cheerleader, my strength, my all! I love that he is as adventurous as I am and wants to explore and experience the world I am so grateful that God led us together and that he loves my son like his own. Without him, Kaydon would not know what a Dad is ... or how a Dad takes care of you. I can't wait to journey through this life proudly by his side. I pray that he will always know my unconditional love for him!

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