For the past few days–catching up again, but also going to post ahead, since it’s going to be a busy week 🙂
I’m thankful for parents who are still married after 26 (right?) years. Who love and serve each other faithfully. I’m thankful for my parents who love and serve their kids, who demonstrate God’s love in a multitude of ways. I’m thankful for my mom’s preserverence, frugality, and her sense of humor. I’m thankful for my dad’s love, his desire to grow up his daughters to know what it really looks like to be treated well and to challenge and encourage us to be bold and to use the gifts we are given. I’m thankful for the way they love my children.
I’m thankful for in-laws who encourage us to be great parents and spouses. I’m thankful for the grace they show one another and for the many conversations about life. I’m thankful for their appreciation of the uniqueness of each one of my kids. I’m thankful for their ministry in restoration of broken people.
I’m thankful for the Patton side of the family who lean on one another and value relationships. I’m thankful for their friendship and encouragement.
I’m thankful for Daniel, my brother in law, and my sister Mada who have been there for my family in the craziest of chaotic moments. Who “drop” in whenever they are needed. I’m thankful for their goofiness and the way my kids love them. I’m thankful for their extravagant giving and for their friendship.
I’m thankful for my sisser Juice. Her infectious laughter and hilarity. I’m thankful for her many really good impressions. I’m thankful that she loves being an “Auntie Jujy” more than anything in the world.
I’m thankful for Clint, my artist brother in law. Who genuinely cares about people and the injustices of the world. I’m thankful that he sees the world differently than the rest of us and creates art that captures just how beautiful seeing the world differently is.
I’m thankful for Caleb, my other brother in law and the attic-dweller in our home. I’m thankful for his servants heart. His encouragement. And his teachable spirit. I’m thankful that he loves my kids and doesn’t mind waking up with them in the middle of the night or watching them so Cole and I can have date nights.
I’m thankful for my baby sister Abby. I’m thankful that she is a great aunt at age 7. That she loves to play and “babysit”. I love that she is gregarious and intelligent.
I’m thankful for my sister cousin Cheyenne. I love her unique perspective and her love of people. I love that she befriends everyone she comes into contact with.
Yup, it’s true, I’ve a pretty amazing family!!