Some Bits of Thankfulness

First and foremost I am thankful for my Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ along with the knowledge I have of Their love and sacrifice for me. I don't think I need to explain why.

Right on up there is my wonderful husband and best friend, Mr. Superman.

There are many things he brings into my life that I am grateful for but his love for me and his innate sense of doing nice things for others has got to be one of the tops. I sent him this pretty little Christmas tree so he could be a little more at home in his box room.

Yesterday he said, "I got your tree! I have it all set up and everyone is loving it." My response? "What the frick is it doing in the group tent and not your box room?!" He calmly went on to explain that this way, everybody gets to enjoy its homey, cheerful presence. I may or may not have responded with, "I don't care about everyone else. Now I have to freaking send you another one so you can enjoy it in your box room too." I know, I'm so kind.

I am grateful for this
Believe it or not, I am grateful for this deployment. It is such a learning experience and is making us stronger than we could have imagined. It also means I have a selfless, courageous, giving husband who loves serving his country.

I am forever grateful for emails that say things like this, "There was one part of his talk that spoke directly to me.  It is a little piece of knowledge that I cling to, especially in recent times and struggles.  It is that the Lord will not give us more challenges than we can handle.  It is without a doubt that I believe this to be true." and this, "I will always be yours, no matter what bumps we may face in the future.  Our hearts and minds and souls are far too interwoven for us not to move forward together."

I am grateful for my eternal family. Not just the one I have built with Mr. Superman but for all of my family.
(I'm pretty sure I got everyone at least once. Oh geeze, I hope so.)

I am grateful for friends. Old and new, bloggy and otherwise. You are all such wonderful blessings in my life. Thank you.

I am grateful, oh how I am grateful, for our Angel Babies.

Then there are all of the little things that I am so thankful for like cute clothes, steady pay, books, internet, electricity, cheesecake, tampons, lavender bubble bath, make up, cinnamon candles, lotion, my Mr. Superman bear, Hobby Lobby, thrifting, glasses.... I could name a million things and never be close to fitting it all in. I am just so grateful to be alive, married to the man that is perfect for me who loves me with a love I often feel I don't deserve, with a strong belief system that will never fail, apart of a massive family that loves my husband and I for the people we are, and living this crazy military life that I wouldn't trade for anything. I am thankful.

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let peace of Christ rule your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.
Colossians 3: 14-15


Cody said...

And I'm thankful for YOU!

I love you baby!

Cody said...

And I'm thankful for YOU!

I love you baby!

annoyed army wife said...

Aw, you guys are so sweet it makes me gag a little. :) Happy Thanksgiving! I'm pumping my mom for some crafting tips today. And do you know what I said when I first saw the top picture of this post? I was at Temple Square with the cutest little missionary girl. My dumb ass sees the picture and says, 'Oh my God, does Jesus have a brother?' Um, yeah, after years of the Holy Trinity I just didn't realize God would be a separate dude. Duh. The poor girl was too dumbfounded to say anything.

Jenifer said...

what awesome post!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you

Katie Savvy Steele said...

Aw, Chelle, you made me tear up.
I'm grateful that Cody found someone that loves him as much as you do. Also that you love us enough to spend another week up here in Utah!

Steph said...

Yay for you for staying so positive!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Photina said...

I absolutely love your post! <3 Happy Thanksgiving!

The Grandy's said...

And I'm grateful that you moved here so I can make you be my friend. Also, the donut of misery is stupid. It's a little lemon juice for your gaping wound.

Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

I absolutely love this post! (And I love that Mr. Superman commented!)

And BTW, toss that donut of misery. Countdowns are overrated.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Allie said...

Beautiful (:

Beka said...

You guys are adorable together:)

I love family! Those pictures are sweet:)