I have had a hard time remembering to be Thankful this season, so I wanted to write a special Thanksgiving Day Blog about all that I am thankful for right now in my life.
I am thankful for my Husband; how he stands by me through everything, how he holds my hand when I'm scared and wipes away my tears when I cry. I'm thankful for the priesthood blessings he is able to give me to help me through each day. I'm thankful for his strength because I could not go through what I am going through without him. I'm thankful for you David and I love you.
I'm thankful for my mom's hugs. I'm thankful for my daddy's kisses. I'm thankful for my sister's listening ear. I'm thankful for my brother Paul's concern. I'm thankful for my brother Brock's laugh. I'm thankful for my amazing sister in law Laurel and how she always puts a smile on my face. I'm thankful for all my beautiful sister in laws. I'm thankful for my brother in law Bric and how giving and kind he is. I'm thankful for my brother in law Jeff and how he takes my 1am phone calls because "I need to talk to a doctor." I'm thankful for my in-laws for giving us so much and helping us survive daily. We would not be able to live without them. I'm thankful for my amazing nieces and nephews and how they bring so much happiness into my life.
This is the part that gets hard for me. I'm thankful for learning patience. In many blessings in the past 2 months I have been blessed that I will be healed, but that I need to have patience. I found out Tuesday that I have to have surgery next Wednesday to be able to eat again. I have to wait 7 days to get the surgery. My patience has been tested and tried and though I have failed miserably, I'm thankful for the blessing of patience that my father in heaven is teaching me through this trial of mine. I'm thankful for learning that I can't do it all on my own and that some times my only option is to get on my knees and plead. I'm thankful for my Heavenly Father and Savior being there for me and leading me and guiding me in which path I need to take, which Doctor I need to see, and what procedure I need to have done. I'm thankful for my faith. My mom raised me to have faith in the spirit and in the Lord, and I'm thankful that I have so much faith in my Father in Heaven.
I'm thankful for Doctor's. I'm thankful for modern medicine. I'm thankful for the IV that is keeping me alive right now. I'm thankful for the health that I do have. I'm thankful that in a week after my surgery I will most likely be done and healed and truly get to start to live life again.
I'm thankful for the Hospital staff that takes such wonderful care of me at LDS hospital when I am there. For the amazing nurses who care so much and come at my every call. I'm truly blessed to have found such an amazing hospital.
And last but not least, I'm thankful for this wonderful, stressful, and trying, life that I get to live each day. It is the greatest and hardest thing I have ever had. I put my husband through a lot, but he has no idea how thankful I am that he gets to be a part of my life. I love living. I love being able to wake up in the morning and know that I have another day to live. The gift of life is the greatest gift we could ever be given. I wouldn't trade one second of my life. I'm lived a lot and gone through a lot and continue to go through a lot, but I am so thankful for every second I have lived because it brought me Dave and that is the person I am most thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day. My husband is the most incredible man and I love him with all my heart. I wouldn't want anyone else, and I couldn't ask for any better. He truly makes my life worth living and I will continue this battle and continue to fight and continue to be thankful for all of it for him. I love you Dave.