Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Giving THANKS



I can't believe it will already be Thanksgiving. This is the time of year that we are to give thanks. So that is just what I plan on doing. First of all, I am so thankful for my family and friends, and if you know me I am not going to be that broad. I have to do some individual "thanks". I won't do an individual on everyone, but there are a few people that I need to thank personally.

To my husband & my world- I can't believe sometimes you chose me, to be your wife. I am one lucky girl. I am so thankful for all you do for me & our family. You are such a wonderful man and the best DADDY I know. I couldn't ask for more. This year has really been very interesting, and I am so glad I had you by my side for it all. I love you!
Haiden, Kennedy, Ella, Cole, Cooper & Casen- I am so thankful God chose me to be your mommy. I love you all so much. I hope someday you will get to be parents, and experience the same joy I have in raising such wonderful children. You have taught me patience, faith, happiness, trust, & most of all unconditional love.
To Nonnie & Popo-I could not ever thank you enough for all you have done for us. Not only this year, but all the time. You are such WONDERFUL & GENEROUS people. Jeremy and I will never be able to repay you two for all you have done. There aren't many people that would take on 6 kids at once all by themselves. My family & I are so lucky to have you in our lives as parents & grandparents. Nonnie, I am not going to know what to do when we don;t have to feed babies every morning at 6am, somehow I think we may be lost for a while. Popo, thank you for all the help with all the feedings & watching Haiden & Kennedy or the babies for us.
To Papa T & Nana- I am so thankful for you Nana in more ways than one. I can't think of one person that would sleep EVERY NIGHT for 3 MOS on my couch to help feed babies AROUND the clock, and then have to get up and go to work. Also thank you for the EXTRA times you have fed & watched the babies, so I could get stuff done. I am not sure there is another person that could get Cooper to eat the way you have. You truly are a very special person to me & my family. To you as well, what will we do at 6am, when the babies don;t have to be fed anymore that early. Although sleeping isn't such a bad idea. Dad, thank you for every meal you prepared for us during the pregnancy and after the babies where born. I don;t know what we would have done without you. Also thank you for giving up your time in the mornings to allow me to take Haiden & Kennedy to school everyday. It means so much to them, as well as it does me.
Papaw Martin & Mamaw- Mom, thank you for coming and staying a month with the kids & me in the hospital, when I was put on bed rest in the hospital, and taking care of Haiden & Kennedy, the house, Jeremy and me. I know that was a long time to have to be away from home, we are so grateful for it. It was such a huge relief knowing I didn't have to worry about things at home or Haiden & Kennedy. Thank you for also staying and taking me back and forth to the NICU. Papaw, thank you for sharing your wife with us for such a long period of time. I can only imagine how much you missed her while she was gone.
Papaw Fuller & Grammy- Thank you for the BIG HUGE expedition. I can't tell you how great it is to know that we can all go somewhere as a family in one vehicle. Also thank you for all of the clothes, and many other things you have done for us. I could never repay you. You are the best grandparents & great-grandparents anyone could ever ask for. I love you more than you will ever know.
Ashley- Thank you for always being there. From day one of the pregnancy you were a savior, and staying with me in the hospital, and bringing me La Madeline LOL Thank you for giving up your time with Kelly to spend night after night with me and sleeping in a recliner to help feed babies around the clock, and then having to work all day. Not to mention all of the other feedings you have been her for. Also thank you for being the best sister and Aunt a person could ever ask for. I am not sure there are words to describe it, I can only hope I will be able to repay you someday.
Heather-Thank you for always being there for our family. Your the best auntie & sister a person could ever ask for. I don't many people that would give up their lunch time EVERYDAY for months to feed babies (and go back to work smelling of vomit), and give up nights and weekends to help with the babies. You will always hold a special place in our hearts. ( I am just saying) LOL I had to throw something funny in there, because I know how much you DON:T DO mushy. :)
Tammie, Christie & Kendra-thank you for the wonderful friendship we all share. I am one lucky girl. Also thank you so much for everything you all did during and after the pregnancy. Even giving up that BIG BONUS to be with me as I gave birth to the babies, even if it did call for margaritas at Pappasitos. Giving up your time with your own family to help out with mine. It's priceless. Thank you for all of the summer feedings and meals you prepared. I am not sure I could ever repay you all. I know there are a hundred other thank yous, but I wanted to list a few. I love you.
Nauntie-Thank you for staying with me in the hospital, and helping out with the babies when they came home from the hospital. We couldn't have done it without you. Also thank you for always being there for me, you have taught me a lot of life lessons, that I value greatly.
Aunt Debbie-You ROCK!!. Thank for you all the help with dinner, the house, babies, staying with us, watching the babies for me and our weekly visits. You are wonderful. I am so glad I have the chance to become so much closer to you. I love you Martha Sr. HAHA
Kohfeldt Faculty & Staff- thank you for the support during and after the pregnancy. The meals you delivered to our family were a huge blessing, and appreciated more than you realize. Also thank you so much for the diapers you give us weekly. I can't tell you how much it means to us.
Nana Shelia- Our ANGEL, we love you. I never thought I would have someone to keep the babies & feed them all by themselves. It's a big job, and I am so glad we have you who is willing to volunteer to do it. I love watching how the babies light up when they see you. We could never repay you.

This is certainly not all you have all done for us, but I really wanted to take time to say Thank You especially since the QUADS have been born & the season of "giving thanks".

PS: I know these pics are old, but I love them and wanted to post them.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING

3 comments:

Surviving Triplets said...

You have a beautiful family! What a sweet post!

perez quads said...

Thank you Astrid. I have to agree about having a beautiful family. I can't help it I am partial, but aren't all mommies?

Annie said...

Lovely post. Beautiful pics. God bless you and your family.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!!