Gratitude – Day 5, The List
I know I’m a few days behind, but I’ve just been soaking up all the family time I could get. So instead of a lengthy, sappy Thanksgiving overview piece, I thought I’d leave you a list of the highlights of what I’m thankful for from this incredibly amazing, fun-filled week. Soooooo this year, I’m thankful for………..
- Remnants of fall still hanging on some trees. Right now there’s a beautiful red and orange tree outside my apartment.
- The fact that Chris will listen to Christmas music now.
- A handsome cat that does well in the car and looks way too cute when he sleeps.
- My man who carries all my bags up the stairs to my apartment and goes back down in the rain to get my phone that I left in the car. A man who tells me he loves me more than once a day. A man who loves my family like they are his. A man who calls my sister his sister and will even make her a photo website. A man who drives so I don’t have to. And a man who buys me a box of Christmas Tree Little Debbie cakes because he ate the last one. I’m so thankful for Christopher Davis and the love he shows me every day!
- For my sister who always makes me laugh and puts up with all my little annoyances, especially when capturing my picture. I can’t wait to spend more time with her when she finally moves to Louisville.
- For a dad and mom who always make home feel cozy and full of love.
- A cousin who is beautiful and happy and for her little Eli nugget.
- For my new poncho that keeps me warm.
- Long hair that stays in a braid when I don’t feel like actually fixing it.
- The Davis family who has shown me so much love in the past eight months. I feel like I’m a part of their family already, and enjoyed celebrating my first Thanksgiving with them. I love that being around them feels like being around my family and that “quality time” is pretty much all of our love languages because it makes it so easy to be with them. Whether it’s a Star Wars marathon, Thanksgiving dinner, nights of Bible discussion or saucy games that let us all get to know each other a little better, I love every minute we all spend together.
- Rainy days and sweat pants and delivery pizza and movie marathons.
- Louisville. I’m mainly thankful for this city because it’s where I met Chris, but it’s also starting to feel like home. When I was away, I missed my favorite coffee shops and restaurants. I missed my apartment and my neighborhood. I’m so thankful for this place and the opportunities it has already provided. I anticipate the future here and am thankful for a city that is close to my family and Chris’ family.
Thus far, 2015 has been a year for the books. We only have one more month before it ends, but I already know this will be a year I never forget. It’s the year where I actually prayed and asked the Lord to show me where he wanted me instead of making my own, stubborn decisions. And in so doing, He led me to Chris, to some incredible friends, to a closer relationship with my family, brought me a whole other family, taught me tolerance from the little girl I tutor, and placed me in positions to be involved in some incredible nonprofits in the community. I have so many things with which to be thankful, and it’s my intent to try to consciously remember these things not just this time of year, but throughout my every day, especially on days when I feel sorry for myself, feel lonely or feel like things just aren’t going my way.