Feeling Thank Full

24 Nov

Today I am feeling full of thanks. I am thank full.

I know that most of you will be happily consuming various forms of turkey and green beans in a few hours, but I wanted to squeeze in my thanks giving before it all begins.

As I bask in the glow of a short work week, I finally have a moment to reflect on the past year. As I look back, it’s so easy to focus on things that don’t matter. It’s so easy to be pessimistic and wallow in the things that didn’t go the way I wanted them to go. But this is a season of thanks, of gratitude, of awareness. Though these past 12 months have brought huge changes and difficulties, I can’t help but feel so thankful.

I’m thankful for a loving Savior.

I’m thankful for a husband who cheers me up, supports my dreams, and will never leave my side.

I’m thankful for a family that is goofy, crazy, and so very perfect.

I’m thankful for the Dairy Man’s family and how they have accepted me as a daughter and a sister. They are just as crazy as my family. Don’t let the normal picture fool you.

I’m thankful for a warm house that always smells like coffee and is full of love. (And IKEA furniture.)

I’m thankful for coffee, while I’m on the subject. Without it, I would die. I have a problem.

I’m thankful for a mischievous puppy who both infuriates me and melts my heart on a daily basis. He’s growing up MUCH too quickly.

I’m thankful for a solid group of friends in this little country town. Who knew there were so many people like us out in the boonies?

I’m thankful for a good job that is close to home. And thankful for the old job that provided me with so many friends and priceless life experiences.

I’m thankful for our pack of friendly, healthy cows and a great first year at this new dairy.

I’m (pre) thankful for a Michigan victory over OSU this weekend! Someday I will clue you all in to just how obsessed this farm wife is with football. #goblue

I have so many things in my life to be thankful for. We are richly blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving from this Dairy Man + wife to you and yours!

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2 Responses to “Feeling Thank Full”

  1. April 11/28/2011 at 9:25 pm #

    Hey Jess! i love being able to follow you and your crazy dairy life on here, and I just had to tell you that tonight as I was reading your post my 2 1/2 year old daughter climbed up on the couch and saw the picture of you and your dairy man and said “wow mommy, those look like cool kids” :o) and I happen to agree! Keep up the posting, you have such a great way with words.

    • the modern farm wife 11/28/2011 at 10:03 pm #

      Thanks April! I’ll take Hayley’s words as a high compliment. 🙂 It’s so fun to reconnect with people who are reading about the craziness that is my farm life. A childhood in suburban Holland didn’t prepare me…haha. Also, you have the most beautiful children. I love seeing pictures!

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