Right now I'm sitting in Colorado reminiscing about my year. It's the holidays so I'm sure this is not all too peculiar. This year has been an interesting one. For example, a year ago today I met Jamon for the first time. Look where we are now... I certainly have much to be thankful for. Last night Jamon and I set in our hotel room and were moved to tears with gratitude for all that has been given to us. Our list was long and incorporated everything from our faith, our marriage and a families all the way down to my new pair of Uggs (my feet are in heaven!)
I would venture to say that I have it all. I do however understand that "all" is a relative term. My all is someone elses nothing. I have a God who loves me more than anything, a husband who I believe to be the most wonderful, loving man in the world, a job I feel good about, friendships that are timeless, family that is faithful, loyal and loving, in-laws who are incredible, a roof over my head, food in my fridge, a car to drive, shoes and clothes to wear.
It's the simple things I take for granted most often. I'm in a hotel room on a laptop computer in Fort Collins Colorado, a jillion miles from home. Each one of those factors is an amazing luxury. I have more than some would ever dream of. I have more than I could ask for and certainly more than I need. I am living a great life and wish I remembered every day to say "Thank you" for each and every detail.
This year I've traveled all over the US, attempted being a missionary, moved to Michigan, moved to Dallas, lived with my parents, lived with Jamon's parents, moved to San Marcos, had three different jobs, met and married Jamon, become a God-mother (again!), found out which friends are for a lifetime and some which are only for a season and really understood the difference, swam with stingrays, ran for more than 3 miles without falling over, learned to cook things like meatloaf etc...
My life is golden and I'm so thankful.