Day 5 & 6

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
I totally spaced on writing this yesterday, but this post will reflect day five and day six of things I am thankful for. I am thankful for the depth the lord gave me. I am also thankful for our service members. There are so many hard moments in our lives, very few are comfortable with sharing, even with a trusted friend, let alone writing them on a very public blog. I am grateful that I can share my pain, my happiness, my frustrations, my insecurities, myself. I am not ashamed to talk about my marriage, my parenting, or the things that make me an imperfect human being. There is always more to people than what they are willing to share. I'm glad I know this, and I'm glad I like to connect on deeper levels. Because of my depth, I have made life long friends, I have made connections with so many beautiful people.  There is more to me than what appears on the surface. I love that. I'm not a generic person. I thank the lord for that each and every day.

Our servicemen without a doubt are my heroes. They know their lives are at risk, but they do it anyway. What is more heroic than that? Each and everyday, I am reminded why I live in a country that allows me to be free. I am reminded, because of the soldier I married. I don't want to be all cheesy and cliche, but being able to see first hand what the families go through, and the soldier, gives you a different perspective. I am so proud and humbled to say that I have a military family. I am so proud and humbled to be apart of something so much bigger than myself. I am thankful every single moment of every day for what our military does.

November, I really love you. I shouldn't have to have reminders to be thankful, or reminders to be a better person, but I'm glad I have them. I don't want to ever be a selfish person. I don't want to be a materialistic, driven person. Reminders like thankful November, keep me grounded. I know I'll have my moments, but, I just want to be a good person. I want to always care about others, and I want to teach my daughter to care for others. It's so important to me. This post is getting sentimental, haha! I'll end things there. I've had a very emotional day, and I'm glad for it.

I'm going to wrap this up, Ava is calling for her mama! I will have to update you all soon. Good things are happening for my family!

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