11.26.2009

thankful

anderson

a few things i'm thankful for this thanksgiving:

my body and the amazing things it can do in spite of itself. the hope that one day soon it can be normal again. and the knowledge that it will be perfected in the eternities.

my kids. they're the ones who keep me going when my body isn't capable of doing even average things. they're the ones who make me smile. they're the (only) ones who can wipe their boogers on me as if it's no big deal. they're the ones i worry about, the ones i wonder about, and the ones i adore.

my bevie. he's the one who takes the hits with me. the one i cry on. the one i yell at. the one who knows me best and the one i love the most.

my talents. all those little things that remind me of the gifts i've been given. they're the things that remind me of who i am, what i've been, and what i can be.

my flaws. the things that drive me to be a better person, set goals, and challenge myself. the things i look back on and feel good about having overcome. and the things i hope to change for the future.

and you. my friends. you're the ones who keep me sane and motivated. some live here, some i rarely see, and some i've never met, but you all inspire me and encourage me and i love you for it.

have a happy thanksgiving!

12 comments:

carterandhaileysmommy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Your family couldn't be any more beautiful!! I love looking at your blog...you are so creative and everything you do looks incredible. Just know what an inspiration you are!!! :)

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

AMEN! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family! Thanks for being part of my life!

lisset said...

oh dude. i love your guts. hope your thanksgiving was a goody.

J-ROK said...

I'm so thankful for you, an old friend and an internet friend. I'm thankful for all of the inspiration you give to my crafty side!

buddens said...

I love this family photo! And what a great list!

.::still blinking::. said...

This post came as an answer to my prayers. I have been struggling with my body and a physical problem I have developed. I have been mourning my old body and in despair about never being in as good of condition as I was.

Thank you for reminding me about the eternal perspective and giving me hope for the future.

Alifinale said...

Beautifully put. Love the pic - I think Havey looks so much like you in that pic and Nash so much like Steve. Happy Thanksgiving!

Laura said...

super cute!

andddd. i want those boots.

sarahbclark! said...

liz, your post was wonderful. makes me think a little more about what i am thankful for. and that picture is fantastic! i wanna know where you found those boots!

sheena said...

you are the cutest.

Holly & Matthew Blanchard said...

What an absolutely beautiful family pic Liz! I love it!!! :) :) I think of you often and I want you to know how amazing you are to many people! :) Love you!

Chari said...

can you guys be any cuter?? did someone take this or did you use self timer?? LOVE your card! Your creativity is endless!