Sunday, November 29, 2009

I am thankful for...

Here are some things I am thankful for:

1. A safe and easy delivery of Ella.
2. A wonderful (and fairly easy) baby girl.
3. A patient and loving husband.
4. A great family.
5. A wonderful job that I love waking up and going to everyday. I work with the best colleagues and am blessed with a great group of students.
6. God's amazing grace and forgiveness.
7. God's provision over my family.
8. My church...I LOVE it!
9. My friends...I LOVE them!
10. A roof over my head.
11. A new car (well, new to me!)
12. Starbucks...mmm mmm good. Although Vinny says it is very overpriced!

There are so many things Vinny and I are thankful for. We do not take life for granted or the things God has blessed us with. There have been times in our marriage where we would have NEVER thought we would be where we are today spiritually, physically, mentally, or relationally. God has walked through some dark valleys with us. He has never left us and has always been right there to comfort and protect us.

We sang this song at church this morning. It has been a long time since we sang this song...I think the last time was over 4 years ago when we lived in Hilton Head.

What to say, Lord? It's
You who gave me life and I
Can't explain just how
Much You mean to me now
That You have saved me, Lord
I give all that I am to You
That everyday I could
Be a light that shines Your name

Everyday, Lord, I'll
Learn to stand upon Your word
And I pray that I
That I might come to know You more
That You would guide me in every single step I take, that
Everyday I can
Be Your light unto the world

Everyday, it's You I live for
Everyday, I'll follow after You
Everyday, I'll walk with You, my Lord

This Thankgiving Vinny's dad and stepmom came to spend the holiday with us. We had some much fun with them and Ella enjoyed all the special attention. Thanks for watching her so we could have a date to the movies!! Here are a few pictures from their visit and of Ella's first Thanksgiving.


  1. ella is so yummy- i want to eat her up. she is just the cutest little thing ever!!!!!!!

  2. I love her little bib. And her hair. She's freaking adorable! And I was just thinking that I love our church too. It's an amazing place and just what I need every time.