We have so much to be thankful for this year, especially over the past 7 months. While we had a “sort-of” plan laid out before we moved here but we weren’t exactly sure how or when things would come together for our new life in Indiana. We leaned a lot on our faith and trusted that God wouldn’t have led us here without a plan, even if we couldn’t see it with our own eyes. I’ve spoke about it before about how blessed we have been here and welcomed into this community with open arms. I am thankful for our new friends that we have met since arriving who now feel like we’ve known forever. I am thankful for our church community. Gosh I am so thankful for them. Atom & I knew from the moment we walked in the doors last October when we were here for one weekend that this was our new church home. I am thankful for my women’s bible study group that I was invited to join back in June with 3 other wonderful ladies and we all attend different churches. I am thankful for our neighbors. We all look out for each other and have game nights and fun taco parties & epic broomball tournaments together. I am thankful for my job, I love my hospital so much. My coworkers are some of the most genuine and caring people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Not to mention they are HILARIOUS. When my alarm goes off at 6am I look forward to going to work. No dread or sadness. I am thankful for my health (and my health insurance!) Even though it gets dodgy at times and lately incredibly frustrating I am thankful that I am alive and kicking! I am thankful for my family back in San Diego. We all miss them terribly but they have been absolute rockstars in keeping in touch through letters to our kids, phone calls, texting and FaceTime dates. My parents and grandparents have visited twice and my sister and nephew as well and it has made the transition so much easier on the kids. The look on their little faces when they get a card or letter in the mail is priceless and warms my mama heart. I am thankful for my group of mommy friends (#nbbadmoms) from our previous church and no distance can break our bond. We still group text and send snapchats and videos to each other 5 million times a day (& night!) I am thankful for my kitties, which I know sounds silly but they have helped me personally a ton. They are hilarious and frustrating (#dammitkevin) and loving and know when I’m having a bad day or not feeling well they will snuggle up on my lap or in my arms at night & purr away. I am thankful for our three amazing children. They have handled the move and transition like champs and are absolutely thriving here. I am thankful for my husband. To say he is my rock is an understatement. Since we have literally flipped roles he has done a stellar job taking care of the kids and tackling the massive renovation project. I am constantly in awe of all that man can do, and he is doing it 100% by himself. Thirteen and a half years of marriage in the books and I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone else.
Last but not least, I am thankful for YOU! Our readers and followers have been awesome and have blessed us so much. Your support and kind words seriously mean the world to us. We don’t feel alone in this journey and look forward to comments and messages that come in on an almost daily basis! Being able to connect with people from all over the world who have followed us from the beginning as well as new followers and friends has been such a humbling experience.
THANK YOU for being here. For following along. For believing in us. We hope you stick around as we continue on this journey- together.
p.s. Winter is coming……..