A List of Thanks


November 26, 2012 by CassieCravings

Even though Thanksgiving has passed, I wanted to take a moment and share a few things in which I am thankful.

With a new home, a loving husband, the cutest toddler around, supportive family and friends, I am one blessed mama!

Thanksgiving 2012: the mama, the baby and the daddy

Here is a list of 3 things that make me especially thankful:

1. “I loves you berry guch.”

There is nothing quite as heart-melting as my little boy cradling my face in his tiny hands and saying with the most serious of 2 year-old voicies, “I loves you berry guch.”

2. 5 AM wake up calls

While I have a love/hate relationship with my alarm clock, I am thankful for those quiet early morning dates with my elliptical and then with my Bible and a big, cold glass of water. Before the household stirs, before the check lists are made and the day becomes a whirlwind, it is a moment where I can wake up my mind, my body and my soul. It’s a moment to pause and to appreciate what I had yesterday and what I am blessed with today.


3. Plans that aren’t mine

I’ve always been a planner. Even as a child, I marveled over checking off a to-do list and making my master plan. It seems as if the more I plan, the more lessons I learn in letting go.

Eli is a wonderful example of learning to be patient and throwing out Β my plan. I prayed, counted calendars and was disappointed month after month for over a year while trying to get pregnant with our son. I was so frustrated when my doctor told me it was a “time” thing. This time thing and these plans were not lining up. So, I learned to wait patiently. I learned to pray diligently. I learned to toss out my plans. But through the waiting, praying and tossing I learned to be a better mother.


I hope that each one of you had a beautifully blessed Thanksgiving!

**Thank you to my brother Ryan for taking pics of our family!


22 thoughts on “A List of Thanks

  1. boomiebol says:

    This is beautiful, and those shots are priceless

  2. Carolyn Williams says:

    That is precious


  3. i am thankful for the way you slipped in some autumn colors in you photos

  4. Keri says:

    Wonderful post! Love the fall photos. πŸ™‚ Great to see someone appreciating what they have. good work, mama.

  5. Love this post!! Such a beautiful family and such beautiful pictures!! πŸ™‚ I nominated you for a Lovely Blog Award On angelaluvnlife.com http://wp.me/p2e3du-al

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  7. Great post & great photos!

  8. MyTwiceBakedPotato says:

    Your pictures show a beautiful family and life. Blessings to you and yours!

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