This time of the year always gets me thinking about the many things Im thankful for and since I know some of the people that Im extremely thankful for read my blog. I thought this would be a great place to express that thankfulness…so here goes! To my seminary friends, you know who you all are, I am so thankful and greatful that God brought you into my life. Your friendships mean the world to me! Mackenzie and Kevin, thank you for the times we shared at your place. Thank you for the warm cups of chai and the many laughs we shared. Mark and Liz, thank you for the laughter, tears, and many conversations we’ve shared. Seminary life sure would have been different without those late night Perkins runs. And to Mike, like I said, where would we have been without those late night Perkins runs that where often initiated by you. To Carrie, Jen, and Hilary, Im thankful that I got to know each and every one of you. I am thankful for the wonderful moments we shared but Im also thankful that we were able to be there for each other in the hard times too. Collettee, thank you for just being you and being my friend. Heather, thank you for your friendship and the road trips we’ve shared. And to every one else, thank you so much for being my friends and sharing our lives together. Life would be so sad if we didnt have great friends and family to share it with. To my friends at Camp of the Cross, thank you for helping me say the many gifts God has given me. Also Im thankful for the many gifts God has bestowed upon each of you. Ben, thank you for being my friend. You in many ways are my best friend and have been with me through the tears and the laughter. Im thankful God brought you into my life. Carrie, Im thankful for all the times we shared in cinnamon gummy bears! Okay now to my family, thank you for being there for me especially now as I await the call process. I know at times it can be frustrating and upsetting but in the end, it will all be worth it…I promise. Thank you for teaching me to be me and for teaching me to love all God’s children for who God created them to be. Well for those I didnt name by name, I apologize but you are just as important to me as anyone else in my circle of friends. Thank you God for all these wonderful blessings. And to my readers, dont forget to say thanks for your many blessings too!