Monday, November 24, 2008

Thankful

Instead of cramming everything I am thankful for into one post I am going to spread it out throughout a few posts this week.

I am thankful for my family.

David says he loves my parents because "they look out for our marriage" I am thankful for their continuing support in my choices, their guidance, and their love.
My oldest sister, Kirsten (my Fathers daughter--biological father). She is definitely one of a kind. So funny that one is. She is easy to talk to and although we don't see each other as often as we like, I am so thankful to have her as an older sister.


Even though I already mentioned my parents, I have to mention my Mom again. She is my best friend. I couldn't imagine a day without her. We talk on the phone at least once a day. A couple weeks ago I posted how I was going to stuff her when she passed..She laughs when I tell her that, but wait and see.
My second oldest sister, my "dads" daughter. (By dad I mean stepdad) We have had some ups and downs, but have been there for each other when it counts.
My youngest sister. She's my babydoll. (And too freaking cute!) She has a great head on her shoulders and I believe she has learned from all of my mistakes..which is good-I would hate for her to have to go through some of the things I did. She is a funny girl, and has a love of photography just like myself and my oldest sister.

My only brother. (Man, this picture is so old..I couldn't find a more recent one!) He is married to a wonderful girl and even though his wife & him are trying to have a baby and he wants to steal the name I picked out for my first boy (In honor of our father) I still love him. And i'm praying that they have a girl. Twin girls in fact, so they wont have more for a while.
The newest addition to our family, David. I am so so so thankful for him. I am going to do a whole post on him so I wont ruin it here.Today is my Fathers birthday. I have spent many years looking up at the nights sky picking out a star for him. He would have been 61 years old today..that's crazy. He has been gone too long. I am so thankful to know that he loved me. I am thankful that after he passed my mother was able to remarry and not have to raise three young kids on her own.

Happy Birthday Daddy.
I miss & love you.

23 comments:

Gwen said...

What a beautiful post. And bless you for honoring your Father's birthday. I like to remember my mother's every year even though she's been gone for a while now. I'm saying a prayer for you today and for your father to enjoy his also. {HUGS}

Rachel said...

What a great post!! I am very thankful for my family!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

What a sweet post! Looks like you are very blessed! :)

Hollie said...

I loved this post! It was so sweet and made me smile.
You've got a beautiful family and so much to be thankful for.

great post!

Lindsey said...

This is an amazing post!

super tweaky mel said...

I got some tears reading this. Like you, I like to look at the bright side too. It really is sad that your dad passed away so early but it is also wonderful that you took on this new part to your family. David is lucky to have you - and you lucky to have him. There sure is a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I can't wait to read the rest of your posts.

Your family is beautiful! I think even if your brother chooses to name his son after your dad (in case the twin girls aren't in the stars) you should still name your little boy after him. 2 boys in one family named after such a powerful force in your life can only add to the honor :) Also, they will be cousins - but very much different even if they do have the same name. Also, the middle and last will be different so that's good too :)

Just so you know I'm thankful for you :)

Inspired Kara said...

I love this post. You're great at keepin good perspective.

I also love the snowflakes ;)

Mrs.B said...

Your post was very inspirational. I am so happy for you that you have such wonderful people to be thankful for :)

THEhooahwife said...

Great Pics girl! You cracked me up with the twins thing.

And yeah, hopefully we will be in Florida for 9 mos or so. You want to visit and sip margaritas on the beach with me?? Because that is one of the first things I want to do when I get there! (when I get a chance...)

Lump said...

this was such a beautiful post. families are the best. thanks so much for sharing!

Kat said...

What a beautiful post. And what a beautiful family. :)

...love Maegan said...

aw, that's really sweet. ..I almost cried a little at the end. My dad is gone too and I think he'd be about the same age.

Kristina P. said...

Your family is so beautiful!

Your father sounds like a great man.

Ripley!!! said...

What a great post!! It was very special... I'm so sorry about your dad! I can't wait to read the rest of your thanksgiving posts!!

Savvy Mode SG said...

beautiful post.... thank you for sharing with us about your family.

Weeksie50 said...

What a blessed girl you are..
You are blessed with a great family..
I am sorry for the loss of your father but I am thankful you had a wonderful stepfather..

Beautiful Post!

Bel said...

How pretty are you?????
This was the sweetest post - it moved me to tears x

The Pink Potpourri said...

what a great post. i loved all the pictures of the most important things in your life. you have a wonderufl family!

Liz said...

What a sweet and thankful post Megan. You have a wonderful family.

Sweet Simplicity said...

What a sweet post. You have so much to be thankful for.

Employee No. 3699 said...

Megan, this was such a lovely post. You have a beautiful family.

"J" said...

Ugh....
This post brings tears to my eyes!!!! =)

You are such a sweet person...I just adore you and I'm sooooooooooooo glad (Thankful...lol) we met in this crazy land of blog!!!! =)

Looks as if you have one heck of a family!!!!! What a great "THANKFUL" post!!!!!

Princess Abigail said...

Gosh that was moving.

Happy Birthday to Ronald. What a great guy to have put three such beautiful, and good, kids in this world.

Lovely family - and such an honest write! Well done!

Alison