It’s Thursday :) I’ve had a crazy week! But there are so many things I’m thankful for this week! I finally found a Thankful Thursday link up and I’m super excited about :)
1 ~ I’m finally Auntie K! My best friend brought a beautiful baby boy into the world yesterday :)
God’s love for us never ceases to amaze me! This tiny little baby with his tiny fingers and toes has stolen the hearts of all of us! Mind you he took his precious time making his grand debut! (Already a momma’s boy..running late as usual :) It amazes me that such a tiny creation can be born out of a love so beautiful. I’m a bit of a cynic sometimes when it comes to true love, but watching Heather and Hughes begin this journey has shown me what true love is like. It’s not always rainbows, its not always sunshine..sometimes it’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done. Sometimes it’s facing your fears and running headfirst into them. The past nine months have taught me that true love is gloriously beautiful. It’s holding your wife’s hand and telling her she’s beautiful when she feels as big as a whale. It’s helping your best friend haul kayaks to the river because she can’t lift them :) It’s sneaking her big mac’s even when she knows she should probably be eating a salad :) It’s a love that I didn’t think existed anymore but you know what? It does! So thank you Father for showing me :)
Dear Oliver, I’m excited you’re finally here! I can’t wait to see how funny you’re going to be. I can’t wait to go kayaking with your mom and see how creative she’s going to get to sneak you along. I can’t wait to watch you grow :) I’m glad I get to be a part of your life little one! <3 Auntie K
2 ~ I’m thankful for a healthy best “dog” friend :)
I’ve been the proud mommy of an American Eskimo Spitz for almost 8 years. Holly’s birthday is next month and my sweet girl will turn 8 years old. It seems like just yesterday I was begging my daddy to let me keep this tiny little white ball of fur. Holly found me my senior year of high school. She was born to a family of 15 puppies and her mommy couldn’t keep her. Donna brought her to church one night and told me she was supposed to give her to me. I was sooo excited :) Of course it took a little sweet talking to convince my daddy but we did. I named her Holly Noelle. She was the cutest little thing with her black bandana with holly berries on it (hence her name..I was so creative). We’ve had so many great years together and I know I’ve only got a few left with her. We headed to the vet this week because she’s been sick for about a week now running a fever off and on. Yes, your dogs can have a fever people! Sure enough, goober had an infection and needed some meds. She did so well at the vets office! Holly is very “anti-boys” as we have a mostly female “pack” at our house. Sometimes it takes a minute for me to convince her the lab tech isn’t trying to do her bodily harm. Thankfully the Lord provided a fabulous one who wasn’t the least bit put off by her growling. We spent an entire year in obedience training last year because she bit the lab tech at the other vet’s office, but that’s a whole ‘nother story :) So I’m thankful that my baby is on the mend and will be feeling better soon!
3~ I’m thankful for new running shoes!
I am thankful for new running shoes that make my feet happy :) They’re kind of picky. So even though I’m barred from running for 5 more weeks until they get my ankle straightened out..I know I can start back with style thanks to my new Skora’s.
4~ I’m thankful for new books to read!
I am a book-a-holic :) I’m thankful for thrift stores 6 minutes away from work that provide endless lunch break amusement for me. I’m thankful for their 3 books for a $1 :) I’m thankful for authors who take time to write books I love! I love Rachel Gibson books..Her quirky sense of humor never fails to make me lol in real life :)
5~ I’m thankful for FALL!
I LOVE FALL WEATHER! It’s my favorite season of the year :) With kids jingle belling and everyone yelling..I love boots and scarves and sweaters and snuggles on the couch :) I’m thankful I get to sport my knee high boots and scarf to work today :) I’m thankful for friends to ride to the fair with tonight! I’m thankful for caramel apples and funnel cakes…I’m just thankful today!
One Very Blessed Lemon