Thursday, November 26, 2009

grāt'ĭ-tōōd'


(I have a bunch of pictures to catch up on again, but those can wait for now!)

I love this season. Of course I love the turkey, and the stuffing, and the yams and corn and rolls. But I love the spirit that it brings. The chance to forget about all of the problems in my life, all of the things I DON'T have, and all of the things that will ever so willingly creep back into my life soon enough. I love the chance to reflect on the things that I AM grateful for!

- A wonderful mother whom I can't wait to get to know someday - I'm sure I'm more like her than I'll ever realize.

- An amazing other mother who taught me many of the things I know, and who always is there for me.

- A wise father who is humble, kind, honest, and respectable.

- A (very large) family who always give me a reason to smile. Despite our craziness sometimes, we're one great group!

- The gospel of Jesus Christ. Where I'd be without it, Heaven only knows!

- My Savior who gave his life for me.

- My sweet and tender husband whom my love grows for each and every day.

- For my darling Avery and the utter happiness and joy she brings.

- For a new a precious little soul that is preparing to join our family. (Beginning of July 2010)

I could list off thousands of other specific things I am grateful for this season! But rather than read all about my blessings, I hope that you can take a moment to reflect on yours. May the spirit of the season grab hold of you and help you realize how wonderful life really is!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!

6 comments:

Leah said...

Congratulations!!! When are you going to be my across the street neighbor again? Happy Thanksgiving!

Megan H. said...

Congrats on the new little one! That is very exciting!

Charolette (Nikki) said...

WHAT?!!!!!! Oh my heck! Congrats Johnson Family!!! WOW! I am sooo excited for you guys! Love your guts babe!

Laura said...

Congrats Jodi and Neil. We are so excited for you :)

Shellie and Bryan said...

Congrats on baby #2! That is so cool. I was going to ask you who your pediatrician was. I am looking for one who will be good. I figured I would ask you since your first referall worked out so well :)

The Vreelands said...

Awww...you have such a cute family! I think we do have so much to be thankful for!