Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thankful 2012

This year has been full of blessings for the Blackburn family. Hardship and sadness mixed with some tears? Yes, some of that too, but overall God has been overly gracious to us this year. We have so much of which to be thankful, just like last year, and if we are really honest, every year for that matter.

So here's what I'm thanking God for as 2012 comes to a close, and specifically, on this Thanksgiving Day holiday.

my daughter

modern medicine

good friends - ok. . . great friends

therapy - seriously y'all - therapy is the best thing ever - try it

a great church home

an amazing family that showers us with unconditional love and support (photo from 2011, but last shot I have of all of us on the Wright side)

the ability to eat delicious food, and lots of it, guilt free (source)


this amazingly addicting treat - found on - you guessed it - Pinterest (where else?)

a husband who loves me and Clara more than anything and who gives it his ALL everyday, regardless of how hard work has been that day, or how tired he might be from a lack of sleep the night before

the Holy Spirit and the way He speaks to us in both the most subtle and obvious ways

the promise that God is good, all the time, no matter what

new friends and the blessing of new life to come 

laughter, because sometimes you just need a good laugh to get through the day

DePelchin's annual Holiday Project - it really does make a difference, every. single. year. If you are looking for a way to serve this holiday season, I encourage you to check it out. You are blessing the life of a child and family no doubt.

coffee - lots of strong coffee - since we've been a tad sleep deprived around here

This list is just tapping the surface of what we are giving thanks for this year. How about you. What are you giving thanks for this year? Share in the comments. . . Ready, set, go! 


  1. Yay! Thanks for the shout-out :) I am thankful for you, too, and for your fun husband that gets along with mine and your sweet little girl!

  2. This is a great list. You have much to be thankful for!


  3. Oh I could write a book, but I will say this, I am thankful we were able to visit with family over the holidays. They love and accept you no matter how crazy you look in the morning and no matter how obnoxious your kids can be running all throughout their home :)

    Cute pic of your baby girl. Have never seen a close up so haven't noticed she has blue eyes like her dad, so cute.


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