Perfect in my Mind

Perfect in my Mind

Friday, November 4, 2011

All Hallows-Giving.

A couple of months ago I asked Mista T. what he thought we should be for Halloween.

He responded, "In love."

So, that's what we were.

Totally creative.

Anyway.  It's November now, so I should probably be more "November-Oriented."  Or whatever.  I've seen a lot of people being thankful, and writing thankful lists . . . and you know what?  I think that is beautiful.  I'ma try and pump one of these babies out every week.

This week I am thankful for . . .

1.   The changing leaves.  I get so happy every time I look outside.  I wish it was fall everyday.

2.   Our apartment.  When I was first shown this apartment, I went home and cried.  I know that sounds way dumb, but I really did.  There were tears and stains all over the carpet, dents and smudges covering the walls, and it smelled weird.  We didn't really have any other choice but to live here, so we paid our deposit, and I was sure that as soon as another unit opened up we would be gone.  Almost one year later, we're still here.  And we have made this place beautiful.

3.  Crappy stuff.  Because it makes you see pretty stuff, and appreciate it even more.

4.   The fact that church starts at more than one time, so Mista T. and I can go to  church even if we accidentally sleep through our 9:00 meeting.

5.   These pajama pants I'm wearing right now.  I got them for Mista T. for Christmas, and then stole them for myself.  I feel like my legs are being hugged by a giant teddy bear.  Wayyy good.

6.   The knowledge that I can be with my family forever.  That thought is so overwhelmingly glorious.  I don't think I can even comprehend how long an eternity is, but having the knowledge  that the people dearest to me will be with me for infinity and beyond makes me happy.

7.   My husband.  He treats me better than I could have ever imagined, and I am so grateful for his goodness.  And his handsomeness.

8.   The thought that I get to be a mother someday.  I don't know when that day is, but to think of cuddling a brand new life is so exciting.

9.    Good health.

10.   Hot chocolate.  It has seriously brought me so much happiness this week.  Ha.

What are you thankful for?


Cyndy said...

Chels...I am thankful that you are in my life. I love you so so much. I really wish that we lived closer to each other.
I am thankful that I have the most awesome brother in the world (aka-your dad).
I am thankful for your mom, your sister and your little bro.
I am thankful for my mom, don't know where I would be without her.
and lastly (is that a word?), I am thankful for my 2 boys, quincy and J. They are get cats and great company!
Love you,

Emma Frances said...

I love this! I've been trying to write at least one thing I'm thankful for every day and it's such a good reminder to just BE THANKFUL all the time. And today I am thankful for family. :] All of my in-laws are on their way up for a birthday weekend and I'm pretty excited!

Deveny said...

Hubby PJ pants will always be more comfortable. Best thing ever.
You guys are adorable!

LaynahRose said...

This post is jussst delightful, I think I was smiling the whole time.

Let's rewind to the part where he said he wanted to be in love for that real life?! haha, TOO cute.

Um, I love every single one of the things on your thankful list. Every one. 3,4,6,7 and 8 were my faves. Amen to those.

simply megan. said...

I love this!! I'm so happy your liking the apartment now..sometimes you just have to make it your own ! :) I am totally going to make a thankful list

Ryan Adair said...

I'm going to join you in this this month. I'll do mine tomorrow.

Love your list!

xo, r

P! said...

All such wonderful things to be thankful for!! When I read #6, I couldn't help but sing "Families can be together foreverrrrrrrr..." HAHA- you know, like the little kids do... ANYWAY!! Happy November- it makes me so glad to see that you are so content in the fabulous life you've been given. :)

MicheleBryant said...

Great post Chels. I'm thankful for you! I'm thankful for our family and grateful you found such a wonderful spouse! Loved Cyndy's post. I'm thankful for her!

Love you!