Friday, December 5, 2008


Yesterday I watched this new show called Secret Millionaire. Its about millionaires who go undercover as poor people in a below poverty town and after a week they give some money to the people that they meet and become friends with. And it's like $50,000! It really made me grateful for all the things that I have even though to me they don't seem that nice or great. So I thought I'd write a little thing about what I'm grateful for.

In no particular order

*My amazing husband who is healthy and able to work to support us. He is so wonderful and I take him for granted way too much.

*My sweet Angel Hayden. He's more precious and more fun than I could have imagined I love him to death!

*The Gospel. I would probably have ended up pregnant before marriage without it. It's amazing to know everything I know. Especially to know this isn't the end and I can be still married and have my family with me even past death.

*Jesus Christ. He died for me and for all of us so that we can live again!!

*My bosses Joan and Craig who are so understanding and so compassionate. I am so blessed to be able to bring Hayden to work with me so we can have some extra money

*My mom for allowing us to live in her home, even though I complain a lot about how my dad didn't finish it all the way, it's a roof over our heads and I'm so grateful for that.

*My brother Jason, he is such an amazing example to me. He completely turned his life around and now I love spending time with him.

*Emily, Jason's girlfriend. She is so sweet and I really enjoy getting to know her. I love seeing her and Jason together. The cherish each other and absolutly adore each other.

*My grandma. She is soooo willing to help out without asking questions. I lived with her for 10 months and paul even lived with her too (separate rooms) right before we got married so he wouldn't have to pay another month's rent. She has let so many people (a stranger even) live with her at different times and she just deals with all the stuff that they do and I'm not even willing to open my house to my sister.

*My sister Wendy. She's always been a good example. Even when I would get annoyed of her she was always my best friend growing up. It made it hard for me to move to Alabama without her.

*My dad who has overcome so much in his life and its been fun and neat to get to know him, now that I'm an adult, as a person instead of just my dad.

*My other mom Cindy. She's just so amazing and fun to be around and she doesn't hesitate to help us out when we need it, even though she's all the way in Germany. I love spending time with her so much!

*My other dad Bill. I feel like I don't get enough time with him but I love him so much. He's such an amazing person.

*Paul's brother's Billy and Kevin. They just accepted me right from the start and I feel so loved around them and paul's whole family.

*The fact that we are able to live comfortably and not have to worry about being cold at night or how to get dinner at night.

*My car. It's not super nice or even pretty, but it drives nice and gets great gas milage ($13 last fill up :) and its paid for. I don't care that its ugly, I like it because I paid for it and its mine.


*Katie May* said...

It's alway good to have a reminder about things we are thankful for. Yours is a great list!

David and Ashley said...

We watched that show too last night and it is such a good feeling to know that there are still people in this world that have compassion for others, especially those in need. It really made us appreciate our lives too, its too easy to take things for granted...

Ashley said...

I'm glad you are grateful. You are so blessed, don't think for a second that these things aren't nice or great. So many people would love to have them all (including me).

Emily said...

Aww Stephanie you're so sweet! There really is so much to be thankful for - I like how you not only listed what you're thankful for, but why you're thankful for them too. :)