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Welcome to my blog. I'm a Mississippi country girl transplanted to Grapevine, TX. I have been blessed with a great husband, and my kiddos, Aleck and Ella. When I'm not eating bon bons on the couch, I am my kid's room mom, PTA member, Sunday School teacher, taxi driver, amateur photographer and personal chef. When I'm not doing those things, I'm running a small jewelry business, 2nd Amendment Jewelry (www.2ndamendmentjewelry.com), that I started with my twin sister, Glenda. It's a crazy and busy life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thankful for the Bad Times

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  It seems like a lot of my facebook friends are posting one thing each day for which they are thankful.  Most of their posts are sweet and give you a warm, fuzzy feeling.

This is going to sound insane, but I am so thankful for the some of the difficult events in my life.  Last week, I was sick for seven days straight.  I felt absolutely horrible.  Have you ever felt so bad that it made you a little more empathetic to people who suffer from chronic illness? That’s how bad I felt.  I didn’t have the energy to play with my kids like I normally do.  We watched the movie Tangled so many times that I could recite the entire movie from memory.

Most nights I went to bed right after the kids, and one night I even went to bed before they did.  This made me so thankful for a loving husband who picked up my slack when I was just doing good to put one foot in front of the other.  Thank you, sweetheart.  I love you to the moon.

I’m rambling, but this is where I’m going.  Now that I’m better, I am so thankful for my health.  I am so thankful that I can play with my kids again.  I am so thankful that we don’t have to eat takeout, again!  I am so thankful for my amazing husband.  I am so thankful that is almost 10 p.m. and I’m still awake. 

I am so thankful for those hard times.  Without hard times and challenges in my life, I would never truly comprehend how blessed I am.

Thank you, Lord, for the hard times.

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