Saturday, November 17, 2012

. . .THANKFUL. . .

Today's post is about FAMILY and FRIENDS...
I am so thankful for each and every one of you.  I have the best support system a girl could ask for, and I wouldn't be able to fight this fight without each of you.  Today's post is going to be a long I have many to be THANKFUL for. . .
To my AMAZING mother, I can't thank you enough for everything you do, have done and continue to do for me.  You are always there no matter what I need, or don't need. You take me from place to place to place. You have left your home and your life in Show Low to spend the whole time down here in with me, I can't thank you enough. Your an amazing woman, a huge inspiration and so loving. I hope to be just like you when I decide to grow up. :) I love you with all of my heart Mom!!
To my STRONGER than life father, Your a rock! Your the strongest man I have ever met in my life. Your are what a father should be. You are encouraging, supportive and loving. I know you will always be there for me in anything. I can't even begin to thank you enough. THANK YOU from the earth all the way to the stars and back down to the earth. I love you papa! :)
Oh my Scotty boy...where to start. I love you so much. I thank you for pushing me when I needed to be pushed. When I didn't want to do something you are always there to tell me otherwise. I can't thank you enough for that. I know I am never easy to deal with but it seems to come easy for you.  Thank you for doing endless amounts of research, up all night and day to find the best of the best for me. I hope you know how much I appreciate it and it doesn't go unnoticed. I can even begin to tell you how thankful I am that God gave me you.  I am reminded of the song by Blake Shelton "God Gave Me You" I couldn't have said it better myself.

Katrina, big sister of mine...Your such a wonderful sister, mother, and best friend. I can't imagine my life without you apart of it. If I ever have half as much courage you do, I will be in good shape. Your compassionate and loving.  To have you in my corner encouraging me, and always positive, I can't thank you enough for, nor return the favor. I can only hope that I will grow to be half the woman you are. I love you big sister. :)

 B, Brother Boy, Bannon you have many names, but the best name I could ever call you is MY brother.  Like Dad, you are strong in so many ways.  You are supportive, positive, encouraging, loving, you always know how to make me smile and feel good about anything and everything. You have a way with words.  I know I can always look to you for support.  You have become a great man, one I am happy to call MY brother, family and friend. I love you big brother. Thank you for all your support!

Ashley...Oh Ashley.  The first thing I think of is "help, someone help me I am stuck, stuck in my pajamas.  I need help" ha ha I will forever remember that voicemail.  You have always been able to make me laugh. I love you from your silliness all the way to your perfection, and everything in between.  I know I have said "thank-you"but I am not sure you know how much I am thankful to have you, and thankful for everything you have done for me.  From helping me with my FMLA and STD Paperwork to your endless fundraisers to just being my sister. So THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I  love you Ash.

Peanut oh Peanut, I don't know where to begin with you. I know your only 7 years old and you may not realize this now, but someday you will.  You are far more mature than most 7 year olds. You inspire me!!  You always have since the day you were born. My life changed, heck the WORLD changed the day you were born.  I am the lucky one to call you MY PEANUT.  You always make me laugh!! Your really good at that.  I love spending time with you just singing to our music as loud as it will go!!! Thanks for being YOU!! Tata loves you so much!! :)

Beefy so thankful for your spirit!!  Your ability to see me with or without hair.  I am thankful for your "big squeeze" hugs, the kisses you give.  You have such a big heart for such a young little man.  If your anything like the other men in our family your going to grow up to be such a gentleman. I love you more than you will ever know!!!  Thank you for always making me laugh...I love you with all my heart Beefy!!

Ella Bean I am thankful for you each and every day. I am so thankful I get to call you my Ella Bean.  I am thankful you are just up the street and I get to see you grow and develop.  Your such a smart little thing. :) Thank you for always putting a smile on my face.  I can't help but be smile and be happy when I am around you....little ball of sunshine!! I Love You Bean!

Grammy, I am thankful for our conversations! I am thankful to have such an strong, inspiring woman as my grandmother.  You have shown me anything is possible. I know where Mom gets it from!! :) I love you with all that I am.  I can't wait to spend a few days with you over Thanksgiving!!!

To all my Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, life has been fantastic with you all by my side. I love that I get to call you all family.  :) I love our big family gatherings and the dance competitions! Your all so amazing in all your own special ways! Thank you so much for all you have done for me and all the support you have shown.  Life wouldn't be the same without each of you. Thank you so much!

Marsha, Ross and Matthew...You three make up the other half of my wonderful family.  Your positive, supportive and nothing short of amazing people.  God blessed me when he sent you to be in my life.  I have enjoyed every single moment I have spent with all three of you.  You truly are an amazing family.  Thank you for everything you have done for me.  Its all greatly appreciated.  I love all of you like my own mother, father and brother.

Big Bird and Little Bird, or Candy Cottenbottom and Beverly Buttkiss.  Out of all the things I can be thankful for your friendship is one of them.  You girls are both so crazy and wild and I wouldn't have it any other way. Your silly dancing and rap song singing keeps this neighbor a happy one.  Thank you for everything!! (Everything sums it up right?)  I love you girls to death...Can't wait to see your old butt climbing the brick wall! ha ha :)

To The Murphy Clan; I love how passionate and caring you are.  I didn't know I would be getting a life long friend the day I started at Banner.  I am so thankful to have you in my life.  Thank you for letting me be apart of your life as well.  Sharing all the special moments in your lives as well as mine. We have many many more to come.  I love you all and can't wait to hug you all again soon!

I know there is many, many more of you out there I didn't list, but know that I am thankful for each of you.  I am sorry I didn't list each of you, but we could be here all day! :) Please know you all have touched my life in one special way or another.  Life sure has it's crazy moments and somethings we will never understand but one thing is for sure life is worth living.  Life is a precious gift.  No matter what always remember...

"When we travel life's roads with those we love, the point of destination is always secondary to the quality of the journey!"


1 comment:

  1. OMG.....thanks for making me all tears!!! AT WORK! Girl, you are in my prayers every day!