Today is Thanksgiving! One of my all time favorite holidays. Every year I try to take time to remember all the things that I am thankful for. However, right now I am laughing as I look over the list I wrote when I was a hyper-flirty-boy-crazy-14-year-old. The list goes something like this:
I am thankful for...
And the list goes on and on and on...
I remember showing it to everyone at our Thanksgiving feast and they would all laugh at my craziness. Even pastor got quite the chuckle out of it when he read my Thankful list. But that was all a long, long time ago. So much has happened in my life since then.
I started writing stories. Got my first job. I flunked my first class. Had my first banquet date. I graduated from highschool. Quit my job. Took classes at college. Found a new job. Was the guestbook attendant in a friends wedding. Quit the new job. Wrote for the college newspaper. Passed Math 090 after 5 attempts. Smiled as I saw my biggest crush get married. Learned not to give up. Quit my new job. Found out my little brother had cancer. Got scared. Found peace. Spent many nights in the hospital. Learned to laugh in the face of adversity. Fell-in-love. Learned how to cook. Got a broken heart. Got mad. God sad. Learned it's okay to cry. Fell down. Got up. Learned to trust in God. Decided to remain single forever. Saw a cute guy. Quickley changed my mind. Got a good job. Became a nanny. Answered the call of God. Started doing outreach. Struggled with letting go. Became a soulwinner. Let God have control. Got the victory. Did a dance. Smiled. Got a prayer life. Held babies in my arms. Changed many diapers. Wiped snotty noses. Asked God to heal my broken heart. Started losing weight. Kept the same job for four and a half years. Got a compliment. Smiled. Laughed. Kept bringing kids to church. Got my heart healed. Found my joy. Joined Weight Watchers. Heard people make fun of me. Learned to forgive. Went shopping. Learned how to do my hair. Was a bridesmaid twice. A maid-of-honor once. Did someones hair that was sooooo long it was dragging on the ground. Became a Sister-in-law. Became an Aunt. Flew across the ocean. Explored the Philipines. Told someone about Jesus. Fell in love with NYC! Cried when my grandpas died. Got a raise in my job. Got called RESPONSIBLE and RELIABLE. Got the lighthouse award. Became a Sunday School teacher. Been to Sea World a million kajillion times. Fell-in-love with Jesus. Wiped away someone's tears. Learned that life goes on. Discovered I really, really like being me!!! ;)
WOW! It's Amazing to me that ALL this has happened to me since I was 14. I have a lot to be thankful for. So on this Thanksgiving day I pull out my pen and I begin to laugh as I write out my thankful list because I realize that after all this time and after all I have been through, NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED!!!
. I still thank God for...
Cute boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
Woohoo!!! Can I get an amen?!?!
Awww...come on now?! You all didn't really think I was gonna be serious did you?! LOL What I can I say, I love being a girl! Now lets go eat some turkey! Happy Thanksgiving my friends and to ALL a good night!