30 Days of Thanks

Monday, November 5, 2007
I stole this idea from a friend's blog (thanks, Alison). For the next 30 days, I am going to write about one thing that I am thankful for. Some may be obvious, others trivial and seemingly non consequential, but all of them meaningful to me in some way.

Today I am thankful for my daughter Lucy. I am constantly amazed at the amount of love I feel for her and the joy she brings into my life. As most of you know, motherhood was not an easy transition for me. I remember being on my mission when I really noticed children for the first time. (Scary, I know). I was not one of those girls who dreamed of becoming a mother. Getting married, yes. But motherhood, no. The second day of my mission we were visiting one of my favorite families (the Kennedy's, who now live in Rexburg) in Clinton, Illinois. After eating my greenie dinner (which consisted entirely of food that had been dyed green), their 3 yr. old daughter sang, "I am a Child of God" and the tears wouldn't stop coming. I clearly remember thinking for the first time in my life, "OH. I see. So this is why people have kids. I think I get it. Maybe I will have one someday." But even then I wasn't completely sold on the idea and didn't really think about it again until getting married.

Getting pregnant with Lucy was a little bit of a surprise, (kind of planned, kind of not....long story). And I remember FREAKING out that I was pregnant. It took me months to resign myself to the fact that I was having a child. Well...many months and rocky days later, I am here to say that I am SO grateful for my little angel. Just today, while walking into the house after shopping at Home Depot, I had one of those moments where you just stare in amazement at this little creature in your life and wonder how on earth they could be so cute, and so yours, and so incredible. I have moments like this everyday. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for blessing me with Lucia Isabella. I love her more than tongue can tell!


  1. how could you not be grateful for her. she is the darndest, cutest thing. i am glad you started the 30 days of thanks. i love to get inside of people's thoguhts.

  2. I might have to copy this idea as well. Oh, and I had no idea that the Kennedey's moved to Rexburg. I don't think they liked me cuz I think I offended them. Long story. I will have to tell you some time.

  3. sweeeeeet. thank you for your thoughts!

  4. Kristyn-

    My first thought when I read your comment was that you were describing meat. HA!

  5. Molly- I love the idea. Maybe I'll copy it-if I can keep it up each day. Jenny


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