Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What Are You Thankful For?

I know this is a bit of a cliche, but I just couldn't help myself. I wanted to share a few of the things that I am thankful for...First and foremost are my kids:



I had their pictures taken for the second thing I am thankful for, my husband Kel (the biggest OU fan around, if you hadn't guessed).

Right after having this taken, I took them to see Twilight. All three teenagers have read the book (another thing I am thankful about...they all WANTED to read something). I haven't taken them all to the movies in years. It was really great.

The next thing I am grateful for is my Mom. She is the best friend/Mom anyone could ask for. She taught me not to sweat the small stuff, and that everything always works out in the end.

My friends are right up there on the list. I don't have friends that come and go. A few of my friends have been a part of my life since we were eight years old, and a few have only been around for seven or eight years, but I love them all dearly (I'm not usually mushy, so don't expect this kind of post often).

I also wanted to add that I am thankful for my kid's health. A few months ago, my oldest, Tiffany (upper left), suffered a knee injury. We found out a few weeks ago that she has a genetic birth defect (maltracking patella) and now must wear a brace. Her femur never developed the groove for her knee cap, so her simple strained knee won't heal. I took Tessa (lower right) to the Orthopedist this morning, and she has the same problem in both knees, just like her big sister. The way I see it, this is such a small thing compared to so many Mother's out there. My son's teacher comes to mind. Her teenage daughter is battling cancer right now ( http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kayceeevans ) . My prayers go out to her and her family this Thanksgiving.

So when you think that things are bad, or you ask yourself "why me?", just stop and be thankful for the blessings that you do have, and just know that there will always be those out there that have far bigger worries and problems than you do.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving and don't forget to be appreciate what you have!

16 comments:

Mrs4444 said...

Especially considering what my dear Molly is going through right now, I never take a moment with my kids for granted. Your kids are GORGEOUS, and they look like angels, too! (I'm sure they are, right?!) LOL

bloggingexperiments said...

Happy Thanksgiving -- Hope it's gobblicious!

Abi

LiteralDan said...

Nice posts, good points, and beautiful kids!

Happy thanksgiving!

Vodka Mom said...

I loved this post. I am thankful for many, many things, and feel damn lucky myself.

Vodka Mom said...

AND, gorgeous, gorgeous family. :-)

Skeeter said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours dear. Love all that red and white! Go Sooners!!!

Best wishes,

Skeeter

Mrs4444 said...

P.S. I'm guessing you're enjoying your kids this week (Yes, you are, you are.) so I don't expect to hear from you, but I thought I would let you know that you are mentioned in a post I wrote tonight here: http://mrs4444cooks.blogspot.com/

:)

Anne Spollen said...

Your kids are beautiful!

Christy said...

That is absolutely true--it's hard to feel sorry for yourself when you realize all the blessings you have. Your kids are beautiful! I like the whole "what are you thankful for" theme--cliche or not! :)

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I am new here! What a great blog :) ♥ Hugs!

Monkey Toe Momma said...

I love this post Terri! What a beautiful family!!!

Of course, I'm thankful for my family and friends. I try to have a sense of humor about life - it keeps the bad stuff from crushing me. I guess that's something to be thankful for too.

{{{Hugs}}} and I'm glad that you had a happy Thanksgiving!

Wulf said...

Sounds like your priorities are in the right place -- beautiful family too.

But, I'm afraid I just can't agree with your team endorsement. OSU all the way, baby!

TerriRainer said...

Wulf - OSU as in Oklahoma State or Ohio? Either way, not a good year for your team.

Wifey said...

Beautiful post and family! Oh, and the picture of the elephant towel from my trip was for you - smiles!

Ron Simpson said...

wow. four daughters? Your husband and son are swimming in the estrogen ocean.

Ron Simpson said...

oh,
BOOMER SOONER