Friday, March 13, 2009


I find myself feeling extremely grateful these days and I think that needs to be expressed more.

I am so lucky. These are just a few reasons:

1. I met the most amazing man.

Luke makes me laugh no matter how sad, mad, tired, or sick I may be. He loves me with absolutely all of his heart. Does anyone really know how rare this kind of love is? He wakes me up in the middle of the night just to cuddle and give me a kiss. He works 2 jobs while going to school to make a future for our little family. He is so tired from all of it, and he still volunteers to help his family, no questions asked, on his only "day off" (he still usually has 2 or 3 hours of homework, plus a 3 hour shift at the airport). He will be the best father a child could ask for. I know he's nervous about it, now, but I just know he will be the perfect example. I just wish I could find a way to show him just how much I love him. I miss him, literally the second he leaves and I still get that little flutter in my stomach when I see him, get a call, or text from him. I could never say enough about him. I just hope one day he some inkling of how much he means to me.

2. We both have jobs in this hard time.

Our country is definitely going through a hard time right now. Everyday at least 10 people come into my office to apply for our job opening and almost every one of them was laid off. It's heartbreaking. I feel so blessed to have a job that gives my family a place to live, keeps our power on, and keeps food on our table. Luke has a job that allows us to go see my family whenever we have time..we wouldn't be able to afford it otherwise. I really hope and pray that this economy turns around, soon.

3. Our family

Our friends and family are completely amazing. They are there for us whenever we need them. I hate that I'm so far away from my family, but Luke's family truly makes it the best it could be. His mom and dad are just like my own. The rest of his family (aunts, uncles, grandparent, brother and sisters) are more that I ever expected, too. Our little family is growing, too. We have a baby on the way. There are so many people that don't get this opportunity and I hope we never take for granted the love of our children. I can't forget about Tank. I know most people only see the crazy side of my bubs..but he is such a great cuddler. When I'm home alone and a little homesick or if I'm actually sick Tank is just the trick. He will cuddle as long as I want to. And Tank has no sense of personal space so he is just right there, as long as you'll let him be.

We might not have new furniture, a nice tv, dining room chairs (although we might, soon hehe), a new car, or any "extra" money..but we do have the best life anyone could have. We have the purest love there is and soon we will be going through the temple to be sealed. Once we've done that and we have our baby, there is nothing that could make our life any better. I just wish that everyone could find a life like ours.