Tonight I am having a hard time finding the right words to say. I have sat here staring at my computer waiting for the words to come and yet somehow they evade me. I have started writing on multiple different things that have been on my mind. Then it came to me, I will write on what I am grateful for because I certainly do have a lot to be grateful for and it is not lost on me. The little girl who lived most of her childhood in a trailer park who had to scrape up coins around the house for lunch each day is living this amazing life. So lets begin with the photos above, I am grateful for the beautiful sunny day earlier this week that allowed me the opportunity to go for a quick walk in the forest after picking up my daughter from school and produced these beautiful photos. I can't wait for the next beautiful day so I can get photos of the other too. 2) I am grateful for this opportunity that has been extended to us to live in Europe for a year, and for the resources that allow me to travel. 3) I am grateful that my oldest son is thriving at university. That he was to join a club (rocketry) that allows him to explore his interest. 4) I am grateful that my number 2 child was willing to try something new this year at school (cross country running) and while he didn't come first in any races he improved with each race and that he did not get injured while we were gone. 5) I am grateful that our two oldest boys will be joining us for Christmas here in Germany. I am counting down the days until I can wrap my arms around them and give them a big hug. Boy do I miss these two boys! 6) I am grateful for my mother who has house sat for us these past 5 months and taken care of our son so that he could stay at his high school. 7) I am grateful that this month is World Adoption Awareness Month and for the two beautiful girls who have joined our family through adoption. 8) I am grateful for my husband and all that he does for our family. He is not only a great provider, but a good father and husband. Often putting our needs above his own. 9) I am grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ that it teaches me that I am a child of God and while I often fall short my brother Jesus Christ has atoned for my sins. I am grateful that his word teaches me that families are eternal and next to him are the most important thing. I am grateful for the hope it gives me in a world that is ever so distressing these days. 10) I am grateful for new friends who have taken me under their wing helping me out when I need help and for old friends. My list could probably go on forever because as I said above I am truly blessed. What are you grateful for? Wishing you a lovely weekend!!!!