I'm thankful for my relationship with God.
It's not perfect and it's taken a hit since I've moved and lost the physical connection that I had with my church home, but God is always there for me...when I feel alone, unappreciated, sad, lonely, whatever! He's there to hold me up, protect me, love me, and let me know that living this life is not in vain. He's given me such precious dreams and I trust in Him to guide me in the right direction.
|Christmas, 2 years ago. We need a picture update!|
They're always there for me. They love me unconditionally and I know it. They do what they can for me and always have. We've been through a lot together and without them, who knows where I'd be! I admire the relationship my mom created between me, my sister and herself. I hope to be able to create that kind of bond between my family and I because I am grateful for the openness that's there.
I'm thankful for my boyfriend and our relationship.
|King & Queen crab...How cute, right?!|
I'm thankful for my career.
There was a period after graduating grad school when I thought I'd gotten in the wrong career. I regretted going to grad school, I regretted both my masters degrees, and I was stumped about what I was going to do for the rest of my life!! I couldn't take it anymore!! Thankfully God stepped in and moved me up the ladder. I worked with consumers for about 3-4 years and I was burned out. I was able to get a local government job which kept me involved in the work but put me behind the scenes. I enjoyed that job and I had minimal complaints about the work I was doing. Now, even though DC isn't technically a state, I equate this job to a state job. I'm doing the same thing and moving forward all at the same time! I'm in the perfect position to move to a federal position. I'm thankful to be able to financially take care of myself, but you all know this isn't truly what's in my heart to do for the rest of my life. A woman has to make money though!! :-)
I'm thankful for my friends
...who are just like family. Keeping in touch with people has gotten more difficult these days. I'm so thankful to have friends who understand that my love for them does not equate to the number of times I talk to them throughout the year. I can pick back up with my friends where with left off the last time and it's just like we haven't skipped a beat. I must admit, there are times when I go through things and I need somebody to reach out to but I don't (I pray about those things). HOWEVER, I know that if I really need to get something off my chest my friends are there...and vice versa! I love them all and they all hold a special place in my heart.
I'm thankful for who I am.
|My birthday, 1 year ago|
I'm thankful for life.
There are many people who don't get to live out a full life and who knows if I will or not. Yes, I have dreams...and I don't want to die before I'm able to live those dreams out, but I want to take advantage of the life I'm living. I don't have a say over everything that will happen in my life but I have a relationship with The One who does. I want to love those around me as much as I can; I want to have fun and beautiful times with those people as much as possible; and I want to be happy. I don't think that's too much to ask for.
I pray you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time off work, enjoy the time you spend with family and friends...and DON'T EAT TOO MUCH!! Lol. I'm unable to go home this Thanksgiving making it the first Thanksgiving spent away from my family. I'm a "big girl" now so I guess things like this will happen more often, unfortunately. I will, however, be with my boyfriend and we've got some fun stuff planned (blog post coming soon!).