Saturday, November 23, 2013

I am thankful for....

a roof over my head

the heat from burning wood & the smell of wood smoke

haunting music

savory food

family that is not just my family, but are my best friends

bests friends who aren't just best friends, but are now family

flannel pajamas

a car (with a sun roof)

my Les Mis cd

coffee ('nuff said)



little kids & babies

woods & cornfields & backroads

my amazing teacher at college

my classmates at college & that I love what I'm doing

the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Haiti

Doctors & people who study medicine

friends who completely understand me & who I can be myself around

my wonderful church family

fuzzy socks & comfy sweatshirts

reading glasses

being able to stream tv through the internet

hot chocolate on cold days

Christmas music & Christmas in general

Thanksgiving & all the food that goes along with it

family that lives close by

dancing & singing with my brother and sister

being able to quote movies & tv with my brother (*ahem* Duck Dynasty & Elf...)

that I am going to see Catching Fire with my friends next Saturday

that God has answered so many prayers

that Jesus came & died on the cross for my sins.

I want to remember to be thankful all the time. Not just around Thanksgiving.



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Because sometimes it's nice to just sit back and remember--
We had a splendid childhood.
There were times when we got annoyed with each other;
But they were outnumbered by the good times.
Like when I would laugh so hard that I started to wheeze & and my ribs hurt.

Because not everyone finds a person who understands them--
You never let on that you got tired of listening to my dreams.
I rambled on about my fears.
Then I would apologize for bothering you.
But you always smiled & said 'that is why I love you'.

Because I was able to be myself around you--
There were times I when I chose not to talk.
You were the same way; we were comfortable in our silence.
Then without warning, I would burst into my loud, hyper, insanity.
And you didn't judge me for it.

Because there will never be anyone like you--
Not in a million years.
There will be people who walk into my life and stay there.
I will love them and form a strong relationship with them.
But know right now--there will never be a person who could replace you.

{Missing my best friend right now. But I get to see her next week!! }
xoxo, Emily