Tuesday, November 8, 2011

thankful: day 8

i am thankful for the small town we live in.  small towns are the best for raising kids.  there are more freedoms.  there is less violence.  small town values are the best too.  for the most part everyone has similar ideas on how things should work.  you know almost everyone or at least recognize them and if you don't know them someone within earshot does. i firmly believe it takes a community to raise a child.  i am glad we have chosen this community.  lee and i do a lot with the kids of this community and i am glad that people show that we are appreciated.

small towns are great when things are going well, but they are also amazing when you are in a dark place.  four years ago when i lost my dad i couldn't go anywhere without someone letting me know they were thinking about me and praying for peace and comfort.

in many, many, many years when lee and i are home alone without any kids i hope we still think small towns are the best.


thankful: day 7

even though i didn't post this yesterday i thought about them all day.  i knew what i was thankful for just didn't have or take the time to post it.  i am thankful for my friends.  i have been blessed with many friends.  some friends are closer than others.  i have several groups that fill different needs for me.  and all of them are special to me.  i need to talk: shocking i know.  God has blessed me with friends who will lend an ear.  some even come to me for advice, crazy but true!  without these relationships i would suffer greatly.  over the last few years i have needed these friends and without always being a great friend in return they were there for me no questions asked.  i thank them for that.  my best friend, sheryl, lets me say whatever i need to say and never thinks poorly of me.  we don't get to see each other as much as we did but we always pick up right where we left off.  i am most grateful for her.