A Thankful Heart Link Up | Week 4

Sunday, November 29, 2015
As happy as I am that it's officially the Christmas season, I'm so sad that this series has come to an end. I really love doing these posts and writing out what I'm thankful for. It helps me reflect on all there is to be thankful for throughout the week and makes me feel like a generally more happy person! This is my last thankful heart post of the year and I'm already looking forward to next year ;) Thanksgiving is wonderful and I look forward to it every year but I am so ready to bring on Christmas! 
And of course a huge thank you to everyone who participated! Especially all my wonderful co-host's that wrote such beautiful posts! I have enjoyed reading every one of them :)

1) Holidays
 Christmas is hands down my favorite holiday. It's just so magical and beautiful and I love everything about it. But, every single other holiday brings me so much joy too! Of course there are generally significant meanings behind each holiday that I love but I'm thankful that each holiday is an excuse for families to get together. We only get to travel to California twice a year usually. We love coming at least once over the summer and then we come for Christmas. Christmas is so fun because of the meaning, the sparkly lights, the movies, the sweets, the music and all the commercial stuff, but what I really look forward to every Christmas is being with family and creating memories.

2) Love
And more specifically, true love. So far, the second year of marriage has been ten times harder than the first. Not like terrible or anything... Just more stress and more adult decisions that can create differences. Also, we have a child now and that is obviously a whole lot more stress to add. I'm so incredibly thankful for the love Hunter and I share and found so early on. I'm thankful that our memories come back to us at the very moment we need to remember them and for the fire that burns just when it feels like it's running low. I'm thankful that love heals all and a simple "I love you" can change the mood in a heartbeat. I'm thankful that I have been blessed to feel love as a wife, as a mother, as a sister, a daughter, and a friend. I'm so incredibly thankful that I am able to feel my Savior's love each and every day and for the incredible sacrifice He made for each of us. Because, he really truly loves us. Love is so powerful and it is one of the best gifts to be given.

3) My Health
I've had my fair share of health "scares" but I'm so thankful that I really am for the most part, in good health. I don't mean this in the sense of me being a health freak that only eats nutritious foods because let's be honest... I just can't give up ice cream. However, I mean this in the sense that I had a healthy pregnancy and was able to deliver a healthy baby girl, the minor surgeries I have had I have always recovered from well, I feel sore often from carrying Oaks around but my body works and for the most part feels good. I'm so very thankful that my Heavenly Father gave me this body and that I'm able to use it for exercise, feeding and growing babies, and talents that I'm beginning to develop. 

For the Joy of Life

Link Up Rules:

1) Please subscribe to or follow your host and co-host's of the week. (first 4 links)
 2) Visit and comment on at least 3 other blogs. This link up is meant to create a blog community so don't be shy!
 3) In your post, please either share The"Thankful Heart" button above by inserting the code or link back to this post on your blog post.
4) Make your post more appealing and creative by adding whatever pictures you please and as many reasons to be thankful as you'd like! (remember that the post you link up should be about what you are thankful for!)
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1 comment

  1. I love that you said you're thankful for a healthy body. Its so easy to focus on the things that we don't like about our bodies or complain about the pains, but remembering to be thankful for this healthy, baby making vessel god created isn't so easy. Thanks for the reminder and for hosting this fun link up all month! I found some great blogs :)