So Thankful

November 17, 2011
I am thankful for my family. I know it is the most cliche answer that anyone can choose -- of course most everyone is thankful for their family -- but this year I am more thankful for my family than normal for two reasons.

Reason Number One:

This year, I gave birth to our first child: a sweet little baby boy. I am grateful that he was born safely, and that he is now one of the most important elements in our life -- we have created a little family of our own, and for that, I am grateful.

My Boy: Born April 1, 2011 -- 6lbs 1oz

Reason Number Two:

Since the birth of my son, I have had the opportunity to visit with my family more than I used to -- I thank the gift of a one year maternity leave for that. They have also been there quite a bit when I have needed someone to look after my son while going to important dentist appointments -- I had a root canal a couple of months after he was born -- and they have looked after him for my husband and I so that we can still go on dates and spend quality time together. They have done so much for me and my new little family -- so much that I haven't even asked of them, and for that, I am grateful.

My Boy with my Dad -- Known as "Pa" to my son :)

What are you thankful for?

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  1. I saw this via the Giving Thanks link party - congratulations! Family is soooo important and I'm glad you've had more time to see them.

  2. congrats on becoming a new mama! its the best, huh? and yes, family is so something to be thankul for! blessings to you today friend!

  3. Not cliche at all, just honest. :]

    Thanks for linking up with us today! xo Julie Ann

  4. New follower fron After Nine to Five. WHat a beautiful baby. The BEST thing to be thankful for!!

  5. your sweet baby is just precious! congratulations :)

  6. Thank you so much for the lovely comments. I love being a mother :)

  7. i can't wait to give birth to my baby boy!!! i want to meet him soo badly!!!

  8. Oh Sandy! I can't wait for you to meet him either! It is the most wonderful, exciting, fantastic feeling of mixed emotions that you will ever have in your life! There really is nothing quite like it :)


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