Thursday, November 25, 2010


So today is Thanksgiving (well it’s technically Friday morning now and I should be sleeping, but it still counts), and I was just thinking about the crazy amount of things/people I have to be thankful for right now in my life and I thought I’d share some. I feel like I am more thankful now for some of the things I’ve had for a long time than I was previously just because I know how blessed I am now. So here goes…

I am extremely grateful for my family. My parents and brother and sister and sister in law are all just phenomenal and I love them. They have taught me so much and have been there for me through the roughest times in my life. Also, I am more thankful than ever for my extended family too. My grandparents are awesome. They care so much about me and would do anything for me and I appreciate them so much. And my aunts and uncles and cousins too are really great too.

Next is the group of friends from home. Even though I will go a long time without seeing them, whenever we get together, it’s like we were never gone. So much has happened since we graduated a short year and a half ago, but I still care about each of those friends and always will. I have had some of those friends since pre-school like Kurtis and we will always be best friends. And others that I’ve only known for a short time but am already becoming really good friends with like Q-bert.

Then there are all my friends at school. I am so thankful to have found such great people at this school; it really is a blessing. I always have fun with my roommates, who I have the strangest but funniest conversations with. The guys on the basketball team are all awesome and fun to hang out with. Bryce, Austin, and Steve always crack me up. People I sorta knew but am getting to know better this year like Addison and Ben Betscher. And new friends that are “basically number one at everything” like Chelsea. 

One thing I am so thankful for right now, possibly more than ever, is playing basketball. I knew last year that I missed playing and that I wanted to give it a try this year, but I had no idea how much I needed this! Playing this year has pushed me in so many ways. I think I have gotten tougher and fought through things that I wouldn’t have been able to do in the past. And I am having so much fun with this team. I love the guys on the team and I love playing a sport that I love all the time. There have been times that it has made me sooo angry, but every second of that and all the hard work I put in has been worth it. I’m so thankful that God has kept me healthy enough to play this year, and I pray that he continues to watch over me so I can keep playing!

There are plenty of other things I am thankful for right now, like MVNU, and all the different opportunities I have had, and other things that I’m probably just forgetting, but this is just the beginning of the list. I just wanted to let those people that I appreciate know that they are a blessing to me. So thank you all for being a part of my life! 

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