I am thankful for this man:
I am thankful for the amazing man he is. I am thankful for his testimony of the gospel. I am thankful that he was a worthy, strong, member of the church right up until the day he passed away. I am thankful for his love and compassion towards everyone he met. I am thankful for the AMAZING husband he is - for all his selfless acts of service, for his words of love and kindness, and for his unconditional love. I am thankful for what a wonderful daddy he is - for the hours and hours he spent with Kason teaching him about sports, or cooking, or the church, for the times he rocked him to sleep and read him stories. I am thankful that he was a wonderful leader of our home - for all the memories he left us with and for his continuous effort to make us happy, regardless of what it took. I am thankful for my husband, for my eternal companion and my best friend. I miss him terribly but, I am thankful that he is no longer suffering and in pain. I am thankful that he is able to serve the Lord in heaven stand beside Him. I am thankful for his hardworking attitude on earth and in heaven.
I am thankful for this day:
The day when I was sealed to Kameron for time and all eternity. What an amazing blessing that is now. I am thankful that we were both worthy to be married in the temple. I am thankful that we made the choice 5 1/2 years ago to be married there. I am thankful for the power from God that we have to be sealed together in the next life and not just 'till death'. I am thankful for the memory I have of kneeling across from Kameron in that sealing room and looking into his eyes and knowing that NO MATTER WHAT we could be together forever.
I am thankful for my little man:
I am thankful that he makes me smile everyday. I am thankful that he reminds me of his daddy. I am thankful for how sweet he is. I am thankful for his hugs and kisses. I am thankful for his spontaneous, "i love you's". I am thankful for his love of the church and temples and Jesus. I am thankful for his excitement over the little things. I am thankful that he is such a little boy and loves sports, cars, trucks, dinosaurs and dirt. I am thankful that he is now my best buddy here on earth and he is the one I get to spend everyday with. And I am especially thankful that he is part of our eternal family.
I am thankful for Jesus Christ:
I am thankful for the church. For the blessings it gives to us. I am thankful for the things it teaches us. I am thankful for the type of person it teaches me to be.
I am thankful for Kason's uncles, and grandparents - for the examples they are and for the things they teach to Kason.
I am thankful for AMAZING friends - new and old. I am thankful for their love and sacrifice. I am thankful for those who have given service to me and my family the past 2 1/2 years as we have gone through difficult trials.
I am thankful for my alone time and the peace and quiet. I am thankful for good shows that make me laugh & cry. I am thankful for chocolate. I am thankful for our new ward here. I am thankful for good food. I am thankful for fun times. I am thankful for new adventures. I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, clothes in my closet and food in my fridge.
I am a very grateful person this year. Thanksgiving was always Kameron's favorite holiday and this year I have made an effort to really focus on the things that I am thankful for instead of trying to skip over Thanksgiving and start stressing about Christmas. This year, I have learned that there are many blessings right in front of us. The Lord blesses us with many things and gives us many gifts and tender mercies - we just need to be willing to see them and realize that all things come from the Lord.
I hope that each of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by the ones you love. I hope that you each take a few moments to think of all the things you're thankful for and you forget about the trials you're going through and realize that even amidst the hard times - you truly are blessed.