Today I am taking the gratitude challenge found on Scott Moore's page and posted on facebook by my older sister, Dawn.
I love my absolutely wonderful, sweet, kind, goofy, silly, helpful and amazing husband. There aren't enough words to describe the love that I have for this awesome man. I love that our love has grown in a way that I could never have imagined it. He is my best friend. He is my confident. He is my sidekick. He is my handyman...when he knows how to fix things. Haha. He is the most amazing dad. His love for me is surprising, as he sees my faults and shortcomings. He is forgiving and simply the perfect match for me.
I love my Dad. I love that he took the time to cultivate a great love of nature in each of us girls. I love that he is a jack of all trades kind of guy. He almost always knows how to fix everything. I love that he would do just about anything for just about anyone. I love how he taught us to serve others. I love that he taught us to appreciate our talents. I love how he loves my kids. I love that he has a love of learning and reading.
I love my Mom. I love that she loves us kids with everything she has, and then some. I love that she taught me how to be a good mom and to put my children first. I love that she laughs with us. I love that when she is tired you can get her laughing so hard she's got tears running down her face and can't stop. I love that she is my friend. I love that she listens to me. I love that she has been my shoulder to cry on. I love that she is there to listen to my successes. I love how she loves my children.
I love that I grew up in a home with only sisters and that we had to do hard work because there were no brothers to do it for us. I love the value of hard work. I love that my sisters and I can have fun together. And even though our beliefs may be different and our lifestyles may be different we love each other.
I love my kids. I love that each one of my 6 children is unique. I love that each of them has their own talents. I love that the oldest is such an amazing and talented artist like my oldest sister, Yvette. I love that he is a good, kind, and thoughtful person. I love that my 2nd son is so full of life and love. I love that he can make friends with just about anyone. I love that he smiles so much. I love that my 3rd son has Autism, because without he wouldn't quite be the same. I love that he is funny and makes us laugh. I love that he is a rule follower. I love that he loves his siblings. I love that my 4th son is so athletic and loves almost any sport that he tries. I love that he is so full of energy and loves to be out doors. I love that he can be thoughtful, kind and helpful. I love my oldest daughter who is my first curly girl. I love that she loves to snuggle and loves to laugh. I love that she loves to play pretend with her sister. I love my youngest little girl. I love that she is my second curly girl. I love that she is so silly and happy and sweet. I love that she makes everyone smile.
I love family, near and far away. I love friends who have become family but who have no blood relation...but we've unofficially adopted them.
I love the Holidays. I love baking. I love making goodies for people. I love to see the smile spread across their face when they taste something yummy that I made for them. I love the joy and magic of Christmas. I love the spirit of Christmas that many people have.
I love snow. I love seeing the white flakes falling from the sky for the first time each year. It makes me smile every time. I love making snow men, and snow forts, and snowballs, and sledding, and shoveling. I love watching my cold breath at it turns to ice in the air. I love laying on the snow and looking up at the stars. I love how winter is magical.
I love having the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the guiding light in my life.