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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks

This is a long one, folks!  :)

Sometimes it's hard for me to put
things into words.  I don't have the
gift of writing.  My husband has that gift,
but sadly, I do not.  I try, though.  ;)

There is so much in my life that I am
thankful for!  I am so blessed, so let me
count the ways...

I am thankful for my husband.
Man, am I thankful for him!
He is caring, and loving.
He is funny, and sarcastic.
He is genuine, and blunt.
He is a phenomenal father, and husband.
He is a hard worker, and for that I am forever grateful.
He supports me, and encourages me.
He has lots of tattoos, and looks hot when he bares his arms.
He rides a motorcycle, and looks super hot with his helmet on.
He is all I will ever need.  He is my forever.
He is my constant, and my confidant.
He is understanding, but realistic.
He is optimistic, as well as pessimistic.
He is amazing with words, and makes me cry when he writes those words to me.
He loves me, even when I think I am hard to love.
He loves our children more than words can say.
He is mine, and I am his.
Life without him would be incomplete.
And that's why I am so thankful for him. Always.


I am thankful for Angelina.
She is my first born.
She is beautiful, and sweet.
She is caring, and loving.
She is compassionate, and forgiving.
She loves Jesus with all her heart, and tells everyone this fact.
She loves her sister more than I can say in words.
She loves animals - even when they poop in her room.
She brightens when grandma and papa call to talk to her.
She is incredibly smart, and funny.
She has a contagious laugh, and smile.
She is my first little love, and she always will be.
She shows me what love really is every single day.
It was love at first sight the day she was born.
And I love her more today than yesterday.
She makes my heart overflow with love for her.
She is my first born, she made me a mom.
And that is why I am so thankful for her.  Always.


I am thankful for Zoe Rae.
She is my 2nd born - my preemie.
She showed me I have enough love in my heart for her and her sister.
She showed me life is precious, and fragile.
She showed me how to fight to live.
She showed me that babies are miracles God gives us.
She is adorable, and witty.
She is playful, and stubborn.
She does things in her own time, and learns quickly.
She loves life, and is happy.
She loves to be included, and loves to include others.
She plays hard, and sleeps less.
She is clumsy, and tough.
She loves to talk on the phone with grandma & papa.
She loves shoes.  Oh does she love shoes.
She loves her sister so much, sometimes it makes me tear up.
She forgives easily, and forgets easier.
She is loving, and caring.
She, too, makes my heart overflow with love for her.
It was love at first glimpse when she was born.
She is my 2nd little love.  She always will be.
She shows me what love is every single day.
She made me a mom of two.
And that is why I am thankful for Zoe.  Always.

I love both of my kids fiercely and equally.
They are the lights of my life.
Life without them would be incomplete.


I am thankful for my Mom & Dad.
They are amazing, and great examples.
They have been married for 20 years.  Amazing.
They are unconditionally loving, and they're there for me.
They couldn't possibly love my kids anymore... they love them more than I could put in words.
They love my husband like their own son.
They are encouraging, and caring.
They love the Lord with every fiber of their being.
They are happy, and fun to be around.
My mom is my friend.  I wouldn't want it any other way.
My dad is amazing.  The best dad.
Talking to my dad and mom brighten my day.
They are encouraging, and compassionate.
They help others, even when it's inconvenient.
They are our parents, our grandparents and we're blessed they are ours.
I love them more than I could ever write in words.
They are truly amazing.
And that is why I am thankful for my (our) Mom & Dad/Grandma & Papa.


I am thankful for all of you!
You brighten my day with every comment.
Every nice sentiment makes me smile.
I read every single comment, and am thankful you take the time to say hi.
I can't even express in words how amazing you all are to me.
In a way, you all are my friends.  My online friend, yes.  But friend nevertheless.
I cherish that, and always will.
You are all beautiful people, and I love to read what you have to say.
And that is why I am thankful for all of YOU!


I am thankful for *Shey*[B].
I am thankful for all the customers that love my product enough to purchase.
I smile packaging up each package.
I sometimes think I am sending a little part of me in that envelope.
I am thankful for each customer who comments they received their item and "love it!"
That makes me happier than I could ever put into words.
And that is why I am thankful for *Shey*[B] and all of my amazing customers.


I am thankful for Jenn.
She is my bookworm buddy!
She is like my sister.  She holds such a special place in my heart.
She goes out of her way to come see me just about EVERY single Wednesday night.
She and I don't need to speak.  We can just sit and be.  We love that about our friendship/sisterhood.
She is hilarious, and caring.
She loves me like her sister.
She is a great listener, and so trustworthy.
She loves my girls a ton.
She brings me ice cream.
She tells me like it is, even if it might make me mad.  I love that.
Jenn!  I love doing nothing much with you!  There's no better way to spend a Wednesday night!
And that is why I am thankful for Jenn.


I am thankful for my dog, Luna.
She is a gigantic pain in the butt, but she so easily sways me into a smile with a certain look.
I am thankful for the cats, Suess and Alley.
Alley has taught Angelina responsibility.
Alley has a special bond with Angelina... they are glued at the hip.
Seuss... well... he's just a big ole hairball, but he's awesome.
Beans!  I am thankful for that crazy ferret!
He is just cute, and so easy to love.
He is getting old, which frightens me.


I am thankful for food on the table,
a roof over my head, a car to get me to and fro,
and a life that truly rocks!

I am thankful for a brother that I hardly talk to, but treasure the times when we do talk.
He is fun, and loving, and a newlywed!
He is an AMAZING uncle.
He will be an AMAZING daddy someday... I can't wait to see him in that role!
I am thankful for his new wife, Stacy.  She doesn't take his crap.
Good for you girl!  ;)

I am thankful for everything and everyone.
For each person in my life plays an unforgettable and amazing role.
Whether that role is big or little doesn't matter.
The person them self does.
I feel blessed to know who I know
and talk to who I talk to.
And that is why I am thankful for MY LIFE!

What are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Ann On and On... said...

I am also Thankful for a lot, but tomorrow I will be Thankful for Skype so I can see my family since I can not be there with them.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Celeste said...

Shealynn - who says you can't write?! That was lovely :) God is so amazing and blesses us with so much...I am so thankful for all that He has blessed me with, and all the opportunities He has provided.

chefamily said...

Dang, girl! That was deep! What a wonderful gift to your family. I'm sure they are thankful for you and the kind words you have said about them. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful post! I love to see when people have so much love in their life, and especially when they realize and acknowledge it. We should all sit down to think of what we are thankful for more often in life, and let those people know that we are and that we love them!

mel said...

This post brought tears to my eyes! So much to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jacky said...

What a lovely Thanksgiving post! I have SO much to be thankful for; my family, my sweetheart, life, love, laughter...I could go on and on!

Happy Thanksgiving, Shealynn! ;)

Denissa said...

Ummm...I think you can write, quite beautifully!
I have a lot to be thankful for too..
For a loving and forgiving God, my amazing husband and 3 sweet boys, just to name a few :)
Thank you for sharing!

Julie said...

Girl, you can write! It's not often we get to spill our hearts out w/busy days, crazy kids, life in general. I'm hoping you read that to your girls & watched as the smile grew bigger & bigger! Hope your Turkey Day was a good one! =)