Here's a recap of my 30 days of thankful!!!!
Day 1: I am thankful for medical technology. I have witnessed miracles and have had the honor to walk with them and I am so thankful for that.
Day 2: I am thankful for Sisterhood!!! From my
only sister, Janice to my friends who are like sisters to my Kappa
Delta sisters to my Army wife sister-friends and to my WW
sister-friends. If it wasn't for all of them I would have never survived
the days after January 22, 2011
Day 3: I am thankful for the Angels who walk
among us. God can truly put some amazing people on your path. You never
know when they will bless you. Thank you to all the angels out there who
have blessed our lives.
Day 4: Today I am thankful for the top
military leadership officials who truly care for our military families.
You think they all sit in their offices and don't care about our
families, but trust me some of them care way more than you'll ever
know!!! I am so thankful to have the true open door relationships I have
Day 5: Today I am thankful for education. I would not
be who I am if God had not blessed me with amazing teachers. I want to
thank the teachers who blessed my brain and accepted the challenge of
dealing with my stubbornness!
K-Mrs Walker, 1st-Mrs Simmons,
2nd-Mrs Templeton, 3rd-Mrs Cathcart, 4th-Mrs Britton, 5th-Mrs Spray,
6th-Mrs Newman & Mr Dunlap, 7th and beyond-Mr Collins, Dr Greer, Mrs
Greathouse, Mrs Hitchcock, Ms Clark, Mr Smith, Ms Collette, Mrs Dunham,
Dr Conroy, Dr Schoenbachler, Dr Bradshaw, Col Vaughan, Dr. Oetinger,
thank you for investing in me!!!!
Day 6: Today I am thankful for democracy!! I don't care how you vote, just please pray, vote, then pray again today!!!
Too many have sacrificed for your privilege and right to vote. Make sure you use it!!
Day 7: Today I am thankful for the blessing of
forgiveness. I am thankful that I know I can mess up and those who truly
love me will accept me for my flaws. I am thankful that I am also able
to extend the same gift to them.
We are all human and we will
all fail at some time. It's those who will accept us when we mess up who
truly define love and friendship!
Day 8: Today I am thankful for transportation.
Today we are heading San Antonio to attend the Fisher House Gala.
Saturday we will be heading to OK to celebrate Veteran's Day with Chaz's
family and hometown.
I am thankful we have the ability to get on planes and arrive at these places to fellowship with amazing people.
Day 9: Today I am so thankful for the strangers who
have become life long friends. So many new people have entered our lives
since January 22, 2011. I still get emotional thinking about how
blessed we are that God put them on our path
Day 10: Today I am so thankful Fisher House allowed us
to speak on behalf of the wounded warrior families last night!! Nothing
was better than having other WW families thank us for sharing "our"
We are all one military healing together. It is our story and I am proud to share it!!!
Day 11: Today I am thankful for all the Veterans who
have so unselfishly served our country. I am thankful that I am blessed
to know real heroes and that I can tell them thank you for serving our
Day 12: Today I am thankful for the Facebook!!
Without Facebook Chaz and I would not have been able to share this
amazing journey with so many people!!!
Day 13: Today I am thankful for music. Music heals the
soul. Music expresses things that we might not have the words for.
Music has filled my soul and I love to share it as much as I can!
Day 14: Today I am thankful to have my little family with me as I begin my 34th year of life!!
Day 15: I am thankful for the little joys of
life that make me so happy. I am thankful for the laughter of our
children any time of the day. I am thankful a great cup of Tazo chai in
the morning, Starbucks and tacos from taco casa. I am thankful for
friends who raid my home when they find out I am cooking one of their
favorite things and for friends whose kids call me "Aunt Jessica" or
call me "my second mom" because we are so close. I am thankful for a
great book that makes me cry and for my husband's smile that makes any
Day 16: Today I am thankful that God blesses
us with amazing people on our path. I am thankful to have them in the
boat rowing through the storm with me. I don't know how I'd get through
the storm without them by my side.
Day 17: Today I am thankful for Pinterest.
Sounds trivial, I know, but thanks to this site I have found so many
amazing ideas. It's amazing and I am very thankful for it.
18: On this day in 1994, three of our high school friends were taken to
Heaven way too soon. I am so thankful that God allowed me cross paths
with Ryan, Dean and Melissa. I have a permanent imprint on my heart from
meeting them and am so thankful I can share so many great memories of
I am so thankful God allowed us to keep our other three
friends who were also in the vehicle. My friend Emily was severely
injured and she taught us what a true fighter is. She, like Chaz and our
wounded warriors, are living proof of God's amazing miracles. I am so
blessed to still have her in my life.
I'll never ever forget
November 18, 1994, but I am thankful for the lessons God taught us about
how to truly appreciate life at a young age.
Day 20: I am thankful for my job with the
Yellow Ribbon Fund!! I work with a fantastic team of people and we are
changing lives! Woot-woot!!
Day 21: I am thankful for keeping my bar low
with the military. It makes disappointments so much easier!! Now if I
could teach this to my fellow WW Families!
Day 22: I am thankful for a second Thanksgiving in a row with my little family together!!! This is a new thing to us!
Day 23: Today I am thankful I just realized
that this time next month I'll be baking up a storm in my kitchen and
getting ready for Santa to come again!!!!
Day 24: Today I am thankful for seasons. I just love watching God's work!
Day 25: I am thankful for great books. There's
nothing better then sitting down and escaping by allowing someone's
writing take you on a new adventure!
Day 26: I am thankful for great girlfriends who let me whine and complain and don't judge me!!!
Day 27: I am thankful for finally learning
that it's ok to say "No." I might hurt someone's feelings, but at the
end of the day I know I have put my little family first and that's what
Day 28: Today I am thankful for people who do
their jobs for the right reasons. I love working with people who aren't
in it for the money. I love being among those who are in it for the
smiles and results and who get the big picture.
Day 29: I am so thankful to wake up some
mornings and feel so blessed that my head might explode! I am so tired
from this crazy week, but it has already been filled with awesome!!!!
Day 30: I am thankful for all the unique
opportunities we have been blessed with! We get to go to very cool
places and meet very cool people. Tonight we had a date night at the
Australian Embassy. It was so much fun!!! We are so thankful for fun
nights like tonight!