Thursday, November 22, 2012


Today I am thankful for:

The most wonderful parents:

The greatest siblings and spouses:

The sweetest boy:

The sassiest girl:

The funniest little guys:

The nicest ex:

The sweetest friends:

and the coolest boyfriend (first time going public!):

The older I get, the more I realize that the only thing in life that really matters are people.  The rest is just stuff (and I know I just did a Dear Santa post..forgive me!)

I also know how hard it is to say goodbye to people in your life who mean a lot to you.  People who were there for you in your darkest hour and will always have a special place in your heart.  I'm grateful for those people too.

Most of all, I am grateful for my Savior, who doesn't just pat us on the back and say "it's going to be okay."  He has literally felt our pain.  All of it.  He knows what it feels like to be alone, to be uncertain of the future, to be heartbroken when your children are sad.  He has descended below all of it and yet has risen again triumphant so that we can too.  I am so grateful to be able to celebrate His birth and life this coming Christmas season.

Happy Thanksgiving friends!


melissa walker said...

I always click on your posts first when they come up on my google reader because I love seeing what you have to say. This one was a great post because you look so happy too! Much to be thankful for and a good time to remember all those blessings!

Elizabeth said...

This post was so wonderful (and you look so hapy).
Happy Thanksgiving.

Linda said...

What a sweet blog post. Thanks for including the "rents" on your thankful list.

Ashley said...

Remember that time dad smooshed a chocolate donut onto the seat of your new jeep liberty and then when you were bugged he told you people are more important than things?

And, holy smokes! Big step!

Also, see my chin in the air?

I'm grateful for you too!

The Mostess said...

OOh! I like the new boyfriend. I shall stop sending you candidates on Linkup. :)

You are a lucky girl indeed! Cute kids. Cute parents. Fun sibs. Cute guy.

Hope you had a lovely T-day!

Liz said...

Awww. Nice post. It's so true.

Good going showing off the man.

leandparkermakes3 said...

Great post!!!! Love you Brooke!

jrushing said...

Awe! So happy for you!! I hope you thanksgiving was wonderful and you enjoyed lots of pie:)!

jrushing said...

edit:"your thanksgiving"

Kimmie said...

awesome do have the coolest parents and kids ever! boyfriend???? cant wait to hear all about him!!!

you truly look happy and I could't be happier because of it.

Amy M. said...

I just did a big squeal when I read the "boyfriend" word! Aahh! How exciting! I like him and what a good looking couple!! Hurry up Gourmet Night, we've got a lot to talk about.

Love what you said about the Savior.

Jill T said...

I guess that means your trip went well! :) I too am excited for GN! And I'm thankful for you Brooke!

alexandra said...

I am so glad that everything is going so well! You deserve it. What a year. I loved that story Ashley told about your dad in the comments. I am going to have to plagiarize that in my own life.

Em said...

What a perfect list! I am so happy that you are happy. You and your man look great together!

Jenn J. said...

I love this list and this great post. And the new boyfriend?? I feel like we need to know more about this. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

Heather said...

Yay! A cool boyfriend! We both know how rare those are... we need to get together and catch-up!

Andrea said...

You make a super cute couple. :) I love Thankful posts!