Tuesday, November 24, 2009


With Thanksgiving coming in a couple of days- I know I'll get wrapped up in the excitement of the holidays and forget to post. So..... I'm going to express my gratitude a couple of days early. I could say I'm thankful for my family, the gospel, good health, etc. etc., but I think everyone tunes out when we repeat those common, albeit important, gifts we all have been given.

A few things I'm thankful for this year.

I'm thankful for good insurance. Although it costs more than I care to discuss, it has allowed us quick access to some of the best doctors around. Some may call it luck, or a blessing, but I also know that because we were insured, we were sent to the best help available for Ava.

I'm thankful for unconditional love. It has been a trying year for my family and I have seen the power of unconditional Christ-like love at work. No matter where we are, or what happens, we are a family and will come together to help one another out in times of need.

I'm thankful for modern medicine and science. We have been blessed to use our minds to better the lives of our fellow men. Although I recognize that it is not the answer to our every woe, I also see that many of us have benefited greatly from it. Over and over, I have watched Ava struggle to breath and always say a prayer of thanksgiving when a simple dose of medication allows her body to calm and breathe normally again.

I'm thankful for portable DVD players. They make an otherwise awful drive, more pleasant. I would much rather hear Kung-fu Panda -- the legendary warrior who's Kung-fu skills are the stuff of legend!-- 500 times, than the the sound of children fighting in the back seat!

I'm thankful for disposable diapers. -- enough said.

I'm thankful for Colonel Mustard's "skills." Not his "nunchuck skills," but his handyman skills have sure come in, well....handy! I could not send the kids to the basement if he didn't have the skills to build one. I also couldn't check out my ghetto booty in my new full length mirror I got as an anniversary gift! (though sometimes is better to live under an illusion of what you think you look like!) Haha.

I'm thankful for Sunday afternoons, little voices, rice cakes, hot showers, good neighbors, dump trucks, freedom, marriage, and a few moments of peace and quiet.

Lastly, I'm thankful for this blog. I'm grateful that I have found a way to keep a little journal of my life to share with others and to keep for myself in the future. I feel as though it has allowed me to finally accomplish a goal I have set for many years. (this is just so much more fun the a pen and paper!)

I hope this Thanksgiving you find yourself thankful for all the big and little things that make your life the challenge and joy that it is!


AMiller said...

I am thankful for the internet that has allowed me to stay connected with people who were/are a big part of my life. (Did that sound cheesy?)

I am also thankful for butter. I love butter.

Jessica said...

Kris, I want you to know. . . I love you and I am thankful for you. After all. . . how many girls can say that they have an aunt who is only 2-1/2 years older than them and who just happened to be one of their best friends? Thanks for your willingness to share your thoughts on this blog because I have become an anxious reader always ready for the next installment of Peacock family stories. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and please know that you and your little family are in our prayers daily. Love you lots!