Friday, November 30, 2012


Possibly the best birthday present ever:

Friday, November 23, 2012


Since yesterday was Thanksgiving and November has 30 days, I'm going to post 30 things I'm thankful for. :)

1. that God my Father loves me unconditionally, no matter what!
2. Mom and Dad, all they do for me, how they give me advice and love me and care for me even when I fail to share my appreciation.
3. Andrew, Anna, Wesley, Christianne, and Ben, how they make me laugh and encourage me, and make life fun. Love having siblings!
4. my Toyota Corolla, safe and reliable
5. books and the ability to read them
6. God's neverending faithfulness
7. colorful sunsets
8. Tiger Lily, how affectionate she is sometimes and how entertaining she is when she's "wild"
9. clean water to drink
10. brilliant gold, orange, and red trees in fall
11. that God's steadfast love never ceases, and His mercies are new every morning
12. warm coats and gloves
13. all the different foods there are to eat, that there's not just one thing we have to eat all the time
14. electricity, to make life easier
15. well-made clothes to wear, and a good house to live in
16. Facebook, even though I waste time on it. It helps me stay connected to my friends and relatives
17. paper and pencil, to write down my thoughts and my schedule
18. both of my part-time jobs - Chick-fil-A and Massage Therapy Studios. I am blessed to have 2 jobs I love!
19. sunscreen(in the summer), without it I'd look like a lobster
20. backpacks, lunchboxes, and purses to carry things in
21. different scenery: mountain, beach, lake, city, country, etc.
22. clocks and time. without them, it would be hard to do anything with someone else.
23. my amazing, wonderful friends who are always willing to talk with me and pray for me, not to mention they make life more fun. :) In particular: Hannah G, Cara, Alex, Emily E, Jan, Melissa, Eli, Kasey, Jonathan, Laura, Anna T, Josiah, Tim
24. the gift of sleep
25. cameras to capture memories and wonders in nature
26. music of all kinds to listen to. without it, life would be dull indeed.
27. the beauty of sign language
28. my name. even though Emily is a common name, I'm glad my parents picked it for me. :)
29. the truth of Romans 8:28 "All things work together for good for those who love God." 
30. the amazing fact that I will spend eternity with my Creator

God has blessed me beyond what I could imagine!
What are you thankful for?