Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Dana, from Jumping the Broom and Sweeping Through Life, tagged me to mention the 5 things I am thankful for. I had been thinking about this anyway, so here goes nothing!

1.) David.
(photo by Sarah Cotherman)
As cliche as it may be, I am always grateful that he picked ME. I can't imagine my life without him, and I can't wait to be his wife! 6.5 months left to wait!

2.) My parents and little brother.
they've seen me at my best, they've seen me at my worst, and they still love and support me. I couldn't ask for a better family.

3.) The ability to read.
(source: amazon)
this is my escape and my comfort. I love to read, and always have at least one book going. Although many people thought of reading as a chore (and in fact, most of my students still do) I always loved being told that I needed to read. It was the best assignment anyone could give me. I think that's why I enjoy blogs so much!

4.) Music
Yes, music is life, for me anyway. I am lucky enough that I get to share it and live it every day - how many people TRULY get to spend their day sharing their passion? I count myself lucky to have realized while I was in high school just how important music was to me.

5.) My students
(personal photo: choir singing at the community Thanksgiving service)
I guess this could be 4B, but I am so grateful that I get to work with such amazing kids. My first year, my choir struggled to have 10 kids. I was so excited last year when I doubled to 20. Imagine my surprise when this year, my choir has exploded to 45 kids! This isn't as big as a public school, but is pretty amazing since they can only rehearse before school or during recess. The best part is, they ENJOY coming and singing with me. I'm grateful that I get to work with such a wonderful student body!

5 or 6, depending on how you are counting: my staff and principal
I am lucky to work with people who truly care. Everytime I think about leaving, it hurts, because they mean so much to me!


Chocolate Lover said...

Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing!

Dana said...

Great list. Thanks for playing along. I had books on my list as well. I am surprised that I did not have music on mine as well.
I am with you. Every time I look at my husband, I wonder why he picked me. I often ask him is just nice to hear. Have a great thanksgiving.

Cate Subrosa said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Nice list :)

nowealthbutlife said...

What a happy list. :-)

Halsey said...

I love this season! It really does make you realize all you're grateful for :-)

ModernMom said...

Found you through Much More Than Mommy!

Love your list of Thankful! (especially poignant at this time of year)

Hope you don't mind another follower:)

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