33 Things

November 25, 2010

I’ve been blessed with 33 years of life, love and happiness.  Here are 33 things I am thankful for on each and every one of those days(in no particular order):

  1.  The soldiers who stand on a wall and protect the freedom that I take for granted.
  2. The man who has held my hand, dried my tears and shared my laughter as we have journeyed on this great adventure we call life.
  3. Chocolate.
  4. The faith of 12 men who lived 2000 years ago and all the Christians who have taken up their cross ever since.
  5. Clean water.
  6. The two people who brought me into this world and taught me what love really is.
  7. All the children in my life.
  8. The girl who said yes to an angel and the Holy Spirit.
  9. The doctors and nurses at Christus Santa Rosa in San Antonio who brought a 32-week old baby safely into this world.
  10. The people who raised my soul mate into a man.
  11. Peppermint mocha coffee creamer.
  12. The God who died for me.
  13. A full pantry.
  14. Music.
  15. The girl that shared my room, my clothes, my CDs and all knows all my stories.
  16. The sweet smell of country air.
  17. A car that works.
  18. The ten-year-old boy who inspires me to be a better person.
  19. Priests.
  20. The way rain makes everything new.
  21. The perfect pair of jeans.
  22. Every new breath I breathe in and then let go.
  23. My CRHP sisters.
  24. Beautiful sunsets.
  25. My 3 year old little king who despite coming to this world 8 weeks early is perfectly healthy.
  26. Friends, old and new who teach me that family is more than flesh and blood.
  27. The roof over my head.
  28. Peanut butter M&Ms
  29. My best friend- my sister in Christ who knows what I’m thinking before I say it and encourages me to be who I really am.
  30. Appliances that work.
  31. The Eucharist.
  32. All the people who make my children happy.
  33. Family- immediate and extended.  They are living proof that God’s love does reign on this Earth.

 Lori is a stay-at-home mom to her two boys and wife of a High School Band Director.  Originally from New Orleans, she was raised in the Southern Baptist Church and converted to the Catholic faith while in college.  When she has a rare free moment, she publishes her thoughts and musings at www.lorislifeandtimes.blogspot.com. and is a volunteer columnist for www.new.cathoicmom.com.

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