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I'm counting my blessings right now. I have a wonderful husband, a beautiful baby on the way, a lovely home, and my husband just got a new job that is FAR superior to the old one! We are extremely happy, just heard the news this morning.

So, in light of the holidays and the end of this year, and the fact that a lot of threads were locked due to harsh topics/comments, let's go for something a little happier in note.

What blessings have you received this year?


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Desiree - posted on 12/21/2010




What a great topic.
Lets see my blessings in life are my health, my family, I have a roof over my head and I am not alone this time of year.

Amanda - posted on 12/21/2010




I would have to say that I am blessed to have 4 beautiful and healthy children! I know some couples aren't that lucky and I'm glad that even though I was a young mom my children are all healthy and happy! My son will be 7 on Christmas Eve and seeing how far he's come is tremendous! My fiance is amazing and always has my back! My kitty is my little lover at bedtime she snuggles up right next to me! Our 2 dogs well the one is kind of a nut job and a little bad mannered but our older one is such a handsome guy!! My 2 youngest girls are going to have to go all yr without seeing their daddy, so I wouldn't count that as a blessing, but at least he's one of the brave ones who is fighting and protecting our country, and I am blessed for that! I'm blessed that I still have both my parents! A running vehicle, and a roof over our heads and food in our tummys! :)

Krista - posted on 12/21/2010




I've had a lot more good fortune this year than I deserve, frankly.
- My son continues to delight me every day. He's just such a silly, happy kid and I love him with all my heart.
- My husband is such a great dad and a great husband. We're both busy and stressed, and sometimes we snipe at each other, but we've got such a strong foundation of love that carries us through.
- We have a beautiful home that is really starting to come together.
- I got a new job in April that I really enjoy and that pays better than any job I've ever had.
- I have my health and my loved ones are all healthy as well.
- My parents grew tired of seeing me drive my old, beat-up Taurus, so last month they bought me a new car! :)
- And I'm grateful for my friends, IRL but also here on COM -- it's so wonderful to have my girls to talk to and to vent to, who are supportive and loving even when I'm bitchy or ungrateful or in an otherwise ugly frame of mind. Love you ladies!

Mary - posted on 12/21/2010




Like Loureen, I've had a rather shitty year as well. The loss of a parent is overwhelming at times.

I am grateful that my daughter is the spitting image of my mother. My mother lives on every day in Molly's smile.

I am grateful that my father is such an amazing man. Though heartbroken at the loss of the love of his life, he is learning how to create a new life on his own...and is doing it gracefully. My mother would be so very proud of him.

I am grateful that my husband is such quietly laid back, steady guy. He's just always there when I need him.

And last but not least, my dogs. No matter how crappy I might be feeling, they can always cheer and comfort me.

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I thought this would be a refreshing topic :) It's always good, even if things are bad, to sit back and think about the good things you have.

Lemme see. In total, this year has been okay. I lost two close family members, my uncle in May and my great grandpa in August, but I reunited with the love of my life in January, found out we were pregnant in May, and got married in June. My family's crazy and so are my in-laws, but they love me and my hubby anyway. I'm most blessed to have my husband. Without him, I might not even be here, and I certainly wouldn't have our Julie to look forward to. I look forward to 2011, though. With this new job, things will be much easier.

Charlie - posted on 12/20/2010




The birth of my youngest son Harry
Watching my eldest Cooper grow and thrive .
Having amazing friends and finance who are there for me no matter what .

Thats the good for this year but honestly it has been the shittest year of my life , bring on 2011 for happier , better times.

Mrs. - posted on 12/20/2010




Got engaged, went to my little bro's little gay wedding in Atlanta, my older brother got engaged, I ran a 5k after years of disabling pain, went to a good friends wedding with my family, managed to loose a fair amount of that baby weight, researched my family back to like 14 AD, my daughter turned one...lots of amazing things happened this year that I am grateful for.

I am always grateful to have a partner who sticks it out through the worst and is damn sexy at that. That and I made my parents the happiest I've seen them in years by just getting knocked up. Totally worth it.

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What a nice thread!

2010 wasn't the best year overall for us. A lot of bad happened. But when something bad happens, I love to sit down and count my blessings. When you list it out, the blessings out number the bad. =)

1. Jason
2. Eliza
3. Baby...Gabriel/Holly/Jacey (not triplets...gender unknown and haven't hammered out a name yet!)
4. Jason's amazing job
5. A good year for my jewelry business (relative terms...a good year for the amount of work I put into it!)
6. Debts paid (except mortgage, but I count the mortgage as a blessing because we own a house!)
7. Savings growing
8. New friends
9. Family's health in general
10. Our church family
11. Loving and supportive parents and in-laws

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 12/20/2010




My little family!
My hubby is freaking wonderful, our son is a little gentleman who adores me, and our baby boy is perfect and happy Sooo often!
Im surrounded by men who worship the ground I walk on….a women’s dream…LOL

We are together and healthy, warm, well feed, well dressed, not stressed!!

Bonnie - posted on 12/20/2010




Emma, 2006 was like that for me...Planned a wedding, found out I was pregnant, got married and had my first child. That was a busy year:-) Exciting though.

Kylie - posted on 12/20/2010




I feel very blessed, we've had a great year. My family is well and happy, our loan repayment went down, hubby just got a pay rise. I got into the uni i wanted, we had a cancer scare but it turned out to be nothing serious. I made some new friends, connected with some awesome people, the garden is growing, had some nice holidays, read great books. I did gain almost 10kgs this year but thats OK I'm content and it gives me something to work on next year. I dont think i could ask for anything more, i am so so thankful.

Rosie - posted on 12/20/2010




i hear ya jocelyn. when vinnie does things "normal" i feel so good. having a child that doesn't do well socially isn't very well understood by alot of people including myself. it's hard having a child not do things the right way and be a social outcast, and then have another child that does things "normal". i sometimes feel like it's my fault that grant turned out the way he did, and seeing vinnie socially makes me think i did things alright afterall. :)

Jocelyn - posted on 12/20/2010




Jordan finally got a job, that's NOT basically minimum wage, AND he even likes what he's doing!
Conner said "no" and "roar" (he's non verbal, so this is fantastic!)
Being able to watch Brooklynn do all the normal things that babies are suppose to do (since Conner didn't have all the normal milestones and such--he has a form of autism, for those wondering). It's kinda like being a first time mom all over again--except you know exactly what you are doing lol

Rosie - posted on 12/20/2010




i'm grateful that my grandfather is still with us-he has prostate cancer that he's decided not to treat.
my SIL gave birth to her son at the beginning of the month almost 6 weeks early, he's fine except he hasn't learned how to suck properly yet, so he's still in NICU. but i'm blessed that he's here and he's doing good.

i'm blessed that my 3 boys are relatively healthy, happy, and they brighten my day every day!!

Stifler's - posted on 12/20/2010




I gave birth to Logan this year and then got pregnant with our second baby! And we got married! That's a lot of blessings for one year lol

Julie - posted on 12/20/2010




My blessings are my family ( even if they are not technically my family). My grandmother- who with out her I would not be where I am today. My mom- To tell me I know the feeling I've been there done that. Makes me know that I am not alone. My Kids, who bring the humor in to my lifes, and love me for just being mommy. My "Aunt" Mom's best friend- all though we don't see Eye to eye on somethings, is alwasy there when I need to talk and need advise. I also have a wonderful group of Girl Scout leaders that are alwasy there and willing to help in a pinch.

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I am due with our second baby in 3 weeks. Completely unplanned surprise baby and I have to say, for the first couple of months it felt like a regretful occurrence (my first child is only 17 months ATM), but now I know that soon we are about to be blessed with more love.

My son had an unexplained seizure about two months ago, so far all the tests have come back clear and he is still a healthy boy with no concerns. I feel blessed that he is ok and that it seems like an unexplained event that should not reoccur ie: not a lifelong condition (fingers crossed).

My partner is making huge steps in achieving his dream of merging work with passion (music promotion). I am about to start another subject in my Masters and am working towards merging my own passion and career. I feel blessed that we are financially able to both work and study from home at the moment and give our all to our family without feeling that we are giving up our "selves".

I have learned this year to find blessings in things that would normally overwhelm me with concern or fear.

Tah - posted on 12/20/2010




Life, health, strength, family and friends, my father slipped on some ice, went in the air and hit his head on the concrete a couple of days ago, he blacked out and had nothing more than a concussion. That was a blessing to us, we are blessed to have a roof over our heads, food on our table, family, our children. We are blessed to have work and the ability to provide for them. The list goes on...

September - posted on 12/20/2010




Congrats to you and your family! Oh man there are far too many to list. One of my most treasured blessings however has been watching our son grow. He just lights up my life!

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