Lights and Love.
I'm so thankful to live in these modern times where we are blessed with great luxuries such as lights. Especially thankful for them now as there are many back east without power :(
I am so thankful for love. So thankful that I have someone to love, thankful that someone loves me back :) thankful for the indescribable love I have for my children. Where would we be with out love? It's such a beautiful thing...though not always an easy thing. Here is great quote about love from one of my favorite movies, Dan In Real Life: "Love is not a feeling. It's an ability"-Marty
I'd also like to add a little to K.
Kenton and Kiersten my older brother and sister.
I was going to write about it yesterday but then got carried away writing all about Kirk :) and totally forgot!
I'm thankful for Kenton. He is such a great big brother and I really look up to him. He has always been a great friend to me and such a good example of how we all should live our life. When I was about 16 or 17 and he was still living at home we would stay up late a lot of nights just talking and he would give me lots of great advice about dating. I even remember when I was going to a dance in junior high he taught me how to slow dance with guys. When he showed me that I hold their hand and put my hand on their shoulder I looked at him and said, "Uh, that's not how everyone else dances. Everyone else kind of hugs each other." He said, "No. You do not to the bear hug. If a guy asks you to dance, you put out your hand." Not sure if I followed his advice or not, but I'm thankful that he was always looking out for me. He was definitely one of those over protective brothers-but in a good way :)
I'm SO thankful for my sister Kiersten. She truly is one of my best friends. She is quite a few years older than me so when I was young we weren't super close, but always got a long great!(at least that I can remember). It wasn't until she was in college that we really became great friends. We shared a room when she would come home every summer and even though sometimes I'm sure I drover her crazy, I'm glad we had that time together. I'll never forget all the times we drove the blue honda civic (making sure to bring water along in case it over heated) around town shopping and listening to the Dumb and Dumber soundtrack. I'd always ask Kiersten to take me shopping and tell her that I'd buy her krispy kreme if she did. Worked every time :) Shopping with Kiersten was good for me because she really taught me how to bargain shop. When I was in college I use to call her EVERY Sunday, but now we talk sometimes almost every day. I love that I can call her with no purpose other than to chat. She is such a great sister and friend!