Tuesday, April 22, 2008

i love my life

Ten on Tuesday
What I love about my life

1. I love having a relationship with an awesome God who loves me, cares about me, and has blessed me with the life I do have.

2. I love my family and family life. It's not perfect and there are problems to deal with along the way, but I feel like I have a good relationship with my husband and two children. They fill my life with joy.

3. I love being a stay at home mom. I think there's been great benefit in being home while raising my kids. It's also given me the opportunity to do volunteer work and develop and nurture relationships with others.

4. I love the people I have met along my journey. People who have helped me understand God, myself, and others better. People who have ministered to me and the opportunities I've had to minister to others.

5. I love my extended family and the way I was raised. I may not have been able to say that 10 years ago, but I can today. Again, we were a long way from being perfect, but I believe my parents, grandparents, siblings, the way I was raised, and my experiences - both good and bad -has shaped me to be who I am today. The love of a family is a true gift from God.

6. I love having Don's family as part of my life. I couldn't ask for better in-laws.

7. I love having good health. Yes, I have diabetes, but it's manageable and hasn't affected me greatly, except to get me into a healthier lifestyle. There are so many who are less fortunate when it comes to their health, and I am thankful for being able to live without any major issues.

8. I love where I live - America, home of the free and the beautiful state of Colorado. I can't really imagine what it would be like to live somewhere where there aren't the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States. And I'm thankful for where my home is. I love the weather (most of the time) and the four seasons. I love the open land and the wildlife. I love the slower pace of life (compared to California) and the fact that we were able to afford a home and lifestyle that we might not be able to do the same some where else.

9. I love the gifts, abilities, and skills that God has blessed me with. For the past [nearly] 10 years, I've been able to minister to teenagers. I've had a passion about something and given the opportunity to live out that passion. I want the rest of my life to look like that.

10. I love that my life will look a little different next Fall after my youngest goes off to college. I'm appreciative of and have loved the last 20 years of having my kids live under my roof, but now it's time for the next phase of my life. I look forward to that.

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Heather said...

What a wonderful list! I had someone say to me last night how happy I look. Not just happy - I am blessed and am thankful!!

Amber said...

Now that is a list of note! What a wonderful topic and reminder of your blessings!

Irishcoda said...

Hi, great list! I think we had a great theme this week too! :)

Barb said...

Great question and list. This would be a good exercise for anyone to do.

Kelli said...

Great list, you have many things to be thankful for!
P.s. The biscuit on a stick was really easy to make-just roll refrigerator biscuits into a hot dog shape and wrap around the stick. I also pan fried some in a little butter and it worked better than I thought it would. LOL

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Becoming Me said...

That's a great list. It made me happy and thankful just reading it.

Melissa said...

What a great list... I think this is something that I need to take some time to sit back and do!

MightyMom said...

gratitude lists are always good!

kailani said...

What a great positive attitude you have! You are indeed blessed!


Momma Roar said...

Lots of things to be thankful for!!

Great list!

Penless Thoughts said...

These were 10 great things!! We are all indeed blessed to have been born and live in America.

Heidi Jo said...

this is a great list, and although we are at very different stages in mothering, i felt like we had so much similarity.

it's always nice to hear a mom who has been a SAHM for longer than myself say that it was a good decision. it makes those questionable times seem eaiser:0)

Just Mom said...

Love #7. I have arthritic hips and will need hip replacement surgery someday. I still think I have it a lot better than a lot of people.

Lori said...

What a beautiful list. All wonderful blessings and things to be thankful for.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Great list. What a beautiful perspective on your life.