I've been so busy with Thanksgiving, that I haven't really had the time to stop down and state what exactly it is I'm so darn thankful for. (It's why I love this time on Saturday mornings in the studio - it's so quiet, chill, great time for talking to God and writing... that sort of thing, ya know.)
I'm thankful for my faith, for my health. For my brother David and his love of adventure, his appreciation for culture and his high standard for living life. I'm grateful for my one and only sister, Kim, for her creativity, her beautiful laughter and for her friendship. I'm thankful for Andrew, for his ability to follow through and not fear big dreams, for teaching us that within everyday there's a chance to do something great, and for being such a sweet tender-hearted man. I'm grateful for dad and his never ending support and love of each of us and his persistence to seek out creativity in everything. I'm so thankful for DK, for his love of me and my family, for his hopes for our future, for being the most inspiring influence and love of my life. I'm grateful for Ma and Pa Olden, for setting a wonderful example of faith and love, I can't wait for my children to learn from them. I'm grateful for Domenica, for her consistency in our friendship, for her example and patience, for her belief in me, for her desire to be healthy and teach and love others. I'm thankful for Kristen, who makes me laugh and brings Jesus everywhere she goes. I'm thankful for KSBJ and everyone there, who work hard to use the gifts God has placed within us for His Glory. I'm grateful for Kenai, who teaches me everyday about love, simplicity and the need to cuddle. I'm thankful for my roomate Stacey who breathes such peace into our home and is a wonderful encouraging friend. I'm incredibly grateful for Jen, who is not only a sister and friend in the Lord, but a confidant and running buddy.
I'm thankful for new family - Kilgores, Yanos, and Merlinos. For Barkers, DeGroots, Gareys, Kaisers, Perrys, Seays. I'm thankful for new friends - Lori, Sarah, Abby and Jason, Brandi and Jacob, Cassie and Taylor, Cody and Jess, Bob and Darcy, Nick and Jennifer, themanilow, Annetta and Craig. For old friends - Tiffany, Sabrina and Chris, Amanda and Greg, Kristal, Cindy and Ed Seay, Carson, Danni, and so many others.
I'm thankful for hope of a big future full of LOVE and children, health and deep breathes, beautiful scenery and adventure, warmth and creativity, gratitude and friends.