*Holiday Stories

My Countdown to Thanksgiving

Every day, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I updated my facebook status with something new I am thankful for‎‎. Thought I would share with you here, too.

24 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for my parents being open to life & being powerful examples :)

‎23 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for my amazing family and extended family, not to mention my adorable little family. Without you, life would be “lifeless” ♥

22 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for my incredible, considerate, selfless, hard working, and super loving husband! I love you Honey! xo

‎21 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful to God for sending us His Son & leaving us The Church. I take comfort in knowing I can trace back ALL THE WAY to Christ when He left the Church in Peter’s hands, and that “the gates of hell shall not prevail” (they haven’t in 2,000+ years). I believe there was no fine pr…int giving anyone the right to protest the teachings and break away. Long live Holy Mother Church!

‎‎20 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for medical advancement. Without it, I probably would not have known the last 13 years of my life or the MANY more years to come.

19 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for coffee and warm food :)‎

‎18 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for Daylight Savings!!! And Halloween Candy Bribery. Without it, we would not have achieved a cute Christmas picture :)

17 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for my moms, Kris Schroeder and Mary Grace Schaper. I love you both so much! ♥

‎16 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for Andrew, John, Mary, James, LAUREN, Rachel, Catherine, Veronica, Julia, Grace, Peter, Paul, Gloria, & Matthew – as well as Kateri, Raymond, Celeste, Ruthie, Domonique, Grace, Jane, & Cyril. I have been blest with an awesome group of siblings!! Let’s not forget the inlaws, the niece & nephew, and the niece or nephew on the way!

‎15 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for trains, planes, and automobiles to visit family and/or travel the world with ease-sorta, and the internet for email, bargain shopping, and picture sharing when we are a world apart from those we love. :)

‎14 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for all who serve or have served in the military. Thank you for your dedication to our “freedom” and doing ALL you can to keep us safe! Thinking especially of Lowell, Joe, Mamie, and our countless friends! Happy Veteran’s Day :)

‎13 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for Faith. She continues to teach me many things every day. She is a good example to her sister and brother, and is SO helpful and SO eager to learn and do new things. :) ♥

‎12 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for Felicity: my strong-willed, fiesty, determined child! In spite of that, she is unconditionally sweet and loving ♥ She helps me remember the importance of loving patience in my adventure of raising kids

‎11 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for my baby, and birthday boy(!), George. He brings so much life and laughter to our home. He adores his big sisters, is connected to his Daddy’s knee (too short for the hip ;), and continues to impress us with new tricks each day. Seems like only yesterday the Doc held his fat-self up with a grin and said, “It’s a boy” Happy Birthday, Georgio!

‎‎10 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for my all of WONDERFUL friends that are near and far, my new ones & as far back as I can remember ones. ♥

9 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for the hard working, God fearing men in my life: My absoulte AMAZING husband, Lowell, and my dads, Patrick Schröeder & Chris Schaper. What wonderful examples for George to look up to as role models as he grows up. I love you!

‎8 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for my parents meeting that October afternoon when my dad drove up to my mom, who was standing at the curb, and said, “Whooo are yoouu??” Today, they celebrate 26 years of marriage, 15 children, and 5 grandchildren. What an awesome testimony of love THAT is! ♥

‎7 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for my fabulous Aunty Therese Rogers! She is an amazing example of strength and love, one of the most God-fearing people I am blessed to know, and so caring-looking out for me when she notices something out of the ordinary ;) I love you so so much!! xo ♥

‎6 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for the godparents we chose for our children. Thank you, Clare Stong & James Schroeder, Grandpa & Grandma Basler, and Thomas Cox & Rachel Schröeder! We will forever be indebted to your commitment in helping us, and our children will be eternally grateful for your prayers and example. ‎‎

5 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for the “good ol’ days” and sitting quietly to remember them. These are, without a doubt, the “better ol’ days” but those good ol’ days were fun too :)

4 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for tissue to wipe the green trails of sludge coming out of my kids’ noses! *blech!*

‎3 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for phones, email, and facebook. With stupid TSA and their full-porno-scans and grope-downs, it seems its the only way to “see” anyone who is longer than a day-drive away.

‎2 Days until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for imaginations. Without them, life would be rather dull!

‎1 Day until Thanksgiving! Today, I am thankful for my sister, Mary Carrère. She is the most straight forward, yet discombobulated, person I know. Always saying or doing something to crack me up! Happy [early] Thanksgiving, sister! Will you be my pumpkin pie?

Today is Thanksgiving and I am most thankful for crosses. Without crosses, we wouldn’t take the time to see, savor, and love the beauty and smallest bit of goodness that surrounds us each day.

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