Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Count your blessings...

In honor of the coming holiday (which, FYI, I won't be blogging Thursday as I'm sure most of you won't be reading!) I thought today I'd list ten things I'm thankful for, in no particular order. I challenge you to do the same on your blog or in the comments list here! Let's give praise to God this morning!

I'm thankful...

1. That I'm living my dream of being a stay-at-home mommy and writing "full time".

2. That my husband works his booty off to provide me the above opportunity, yet does so willingly and with a gracious heart, without a hint of bitterness or resentfulness as he could easily choose to slip into. He sees my writing and my time raising Little Miss as an investment, and that is priceless.

3. For polka dot shoes. Can anything bring a faster smile?

4. For white chocolate mochas, WITH whip.

5. For being multi-published/contracted with a top notch publisher and having an agent and editor who encourage me and push me to be better!

6. For my sweet Little Miss, who loves to snuggle with Mommy every morning and watch cartoons and eat cereal bars and enjoy time together.

7. For my family and the Christian heritage in which my parents raised me

8. For the invention of S'mores. Whoever first deducted that chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows would go well together is truly a genius.

9. For an endless "to be read" pile of mostly free books awaiting me!

10. For my friends, near and far. I have the best friends in the entire world, and even though we're literally spread across the entire world, I am blessed beyond blessed!

3 comments:

Erica Vetsch said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Betsy, and I'm :D at how many of my top 10 Things to be Thankful For match up with yours.

#1 Def. I love being a SAHM and writer.

#2. Oh yeah, My DH is the BEST.

#3. My red and white sneakers. LOVE them.

#4. Earl Grey from Caribou.

#5. Ditto. I love my publisher, my editors, and my brand new agent.

#6. My kids make my life so much better, so much richer, I am blessed indeed.

#7. Amen. God put me in the right family for sure.(Though sometimes I suspect THEY wonder about this. :D )

#8. Um, no to s'mores, but yes to Reese's.

#9. YAY! I've got a couple of beauts waiting to be read right now.

#10. Ditto again. I'm blessed and rich in friendships.

Georgiana said...

Like you, I'm EXTREMELY thankful for my friends near and far. That is a huge blessing.

My family and getting to stay home with the kids.

That my parents changed their minds and decided to stay with us for Thanksgiving, yay!

That I've lost 10+ pounds and don't know where to find them.

Sheesh...you're really making me think here, Bets!

That dd found a job and still has good grades.

That I have a peppermint mocha next to my laptop here at B&N.

For a few minutes to myself at the end of a long week (yeah, it's only Tuesday, but still.)

Thankful for 2 crit buds who are the best in the world!

That hubby's sales are awesome this year.

Oo, unlimited texting is totally kewl.

tonya said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! I'm thankful for my family and life and God's faithfulness. I'm ectremely thankful that eventhough my brother is a Marine he is in the country and that eventhough we can't go see him he has a family by where he is that is having him over!
I have to say I love, love smores and have a tip to make them better! Add a little layer of peanut butter on the graham cracker before the hershey bar..makes them amazing!