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I have a lot to be thankful for

Posted Friday, November 20, 2009, at 8:46 AM

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love reflecting on the things I'm thankful for. I recently had a conversation with my 6-year-old daughter and my 5-year-old son about what they were thankful for.

Brooklyn said she was thankful for God, food, a warm bed, family, Mom and Dad, and her teacher (Susan Anderson, a first-grade teacher at Linton-Stockton Elementary).

Wrigley said he was thankful for God, Mom and Dad, everyone in his family, and a warm bed.

It was such a joy to sit down and talk with my children about what they're thankful for.

I'm thankful for so many things. I'm sure I could sit at my computer for hours making my list. I'd like to share a few of the things I am thankful for.

* I'm thankful that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. I truly cannot imagine my life without Him walking by my side. I'm also thankful I was raised in a family full of great Christian role models.

* A wonderful, loving husband who loves me for me. He's not only a great husband, but he's also an awesome dad. My kids and I are so fortunate to have him in our lives.

* A 6-year-old little girl who loves reading and writing as much as I did when I was a kid. In her free time, she's usually always found with a book or journal in her hand. I can't wait to start reading "Charlotte's Web" with her. That was the first "big" book I remember reading -- in Linda Salter's second-grade class at Shakamak Elementary. She loves writing in her journal -- she even records all entries in a table of contents. Reminds me of when I wrote an autobiography while in David Mercer's fourth-grade class.

* A 5-year-old son who is as sweet and caring as he is rambunctious. He can so sweet one second and then rotten as can be the next second. He's definitely all boy!

* Twins who on the verge of walking-- that will definitely keep me on my toes! They'll be a year old next month and I keep wondering, where does time go? It seems like yesterday I was still pregnant and now they're almost a year old!

* I'm thankful for the opportunity my children have to build relationships with their great-great grandma. I've been so fortunate to have been able to build a great relationship with my great-grandma Beulah Fougerousse and now my kids get that chance. How many kids can say they know their great-great grandma?

* I'm thankful for my family -- I've got the best parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

* I'm thankful for my Mary Kay business. When I started my business as an independent beauty consultant, I thought I'd just be selling cosmetics. Boy was I wrong. The business has brought so much into my life -- personal growth, friendship, security, recognition, self esteem, happiness, support, and much more.

* I'm thankful Chris Pruett and the Greene County Daily World has given me an opportunity to write again. As some of you may remember, I started working at the newspaper while in college and stuck around after graduating. A little over two years ago, I took a job at SAIC in Bloomfield. I missed writing terribly, so thank you, Chris, for giving me the opportunity to write again.

What are YOU thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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Halea, I loved the blog. I am very thankful for God, Family, Friends, pretty much all of the basics right? I can't believe the twins are going to be one so soon. It seems like yesterday I just came and saw you after you had them. You are right. Where does the time go. I hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving, I know you will! Oh by the way...gotta love the great-great grandma's. I can say that I have two here with me.

-- Posted by ab47438 on Sat, Nov 21, 2009, at 6:30 AM

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