Cambria Leann

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving.



As Thanksgiving is only two days away, my mind comes across what I probably should be eating so my body gets back into shape for my loving two piece cheer uniform.. and that would be this yummy thing.. sure salad is yummy!.. This one even looks extra yummy.. but seriously salad or this..?
Which would you pick?... EXACTLY! Yummy apple pie, turkey, stuffing.. and pickles..

I seriously need to be on a diet, I mean I just had a baby. Two weeks ago! And I just went back to cheer.. half time.. well not really just not completely back.. since I can't really do much.. A few of the girls joked and said I'll be wearing an oxygen tank if I compete on the 6th. They even said that they would make it Dynamax our mascot. How silly! But it did make us crack up a lot for awhile. Thanks to my lovely two bases.

Thanksgiving is a time to recognize everything you are grateful for..

I am grateful for my dad, who loves me unconditionally. Although sometimes I upset him, make him angry, or even make decisions that aren't the greatest; he is always here for me. He supports me in my decisions, whether it's what he really wants or not. He is my biggest support in cheer, he's the dad who goes to my competitions, and even watches my practices from time to time. He takes the time to let me know he is proud of me, and he loves me. I love my daddy very much.

I am grateful for my siblings..
My sisters who love me, and always here for me. My sisters who take care of me, as I take care of them. We stick together through everything. I am so glad they live so close, that I can call them and in a few minutes they'll be with me. I love my sisters!
My brothers who keep me going, who make me smile, and who I always enjoy seeing. We do fun things like go around Toys R Us for hours playing with, and looking at all the toys, and games. Bowling, as I try and beat them, and just when I am about to they say "Don't choke".. and sure enough there goes my gutter ball. They tease me, and we laugh. I love my brothers!

I am thankful for my experiences in the last year in which I am grown, and become closer to my family again. The experiences that have taught me greatly about many different things, mostly just about life in general, and about myself. My weaknesses, my strengths, and helped me develop strength I never knew I could have.

I am grateful for Trevor and Brianne, for their family as well. They have become my great friends. And those kids keep smiles on my face, thanks Brennan, Bella, and Claire! When I was in the hospital and they were coming to visit, my sisters told me that I couldn't be sad with the kids around, they make you laugh and smile easily. I am grateful to continue contact with them as Lily has gone to her family, I am sure my life would be at a loss because it would be like loosing contact with my family. In a lot of ways that's what they are to me.

I am grateful for little miss Lily. She keeps me going and big smiles on my face. She came into this world through me for a reason. Thank you for being my little angel. You have affected my life more than you will ever know.

I am grateful for my cute little nieces as well as my adorable nephew, who also tend to make my days. They are so full of life. How can you not smile when you are around kids?

I am grateful for cheer as it is my greatest hobby. If I could I would spend most of my time at cheer, with my team and coaches, I probably would. We have the greatest time at practices and competitions. Some many inside jokes, and things that make us laugh. "You need to spit out that gum, or you are going to choke and die!".... Funny facials at the coaches. =)

I am grateful for my trials, if not for them I would not be who I am today.

I am grateful for church, and the knowledge I know that I will be with my mom again one day.

I could go on and on, because there is so much to be grateful for.. but then this would be super long, and I wouldn't get anything done, because I would be naming things all my life. I am blessed to have so much.

3 comments:

Sara said...

I hope this doesn't freak you out, but this is Brianne's sister in law. I just want to let you know how grateful we ALL are for letting little Lily come join our family. My youngest two siblings are both adopted and I know what a blessing it is. I just want to thank you for your amazing gift and courage. I wish I could have met you when I visited, you sound like an amazing girl. Have a great Thanksgiving- Love from this side of the Lines' family.

Suz said...

Lou-
I feel like I have to admit that I am stocking your blog! I am over here with tears running out of my eyes, down the cheeks and dripping off my chin into my lap! I have to tell you that you are an incredible individual who has ALWAYS held a special place in my heart. I am impressed with your courage and strenght to make an amazingly difficult decision, one that is life altering for your sweet little Lily. You were very mature in that decision. You really are blessed to have your awesome dad. Nate often tells me how much he loves that guy! I'm excited for you to get back into cheer... and into your life with friends. Stay strong. I have complete faith in you.
Happy THanksgiving... I am grateful I have been graced by knowing you.
Hugs-

The Greers said...

CAMS,
I LOVE YOU TOO AND WISH YOU WOULD ALWAYS BE ABLE TO KNOW THAT AND THAT THE TIME WE SPENT AFTER MOM'S DEATH WAS REALLY SPECIAL AND I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU WILL KNOW FOR AWHILE... JUST REMEMBER ITS NOT OUR FEAR OF FAILING OR BEING SMALL THAT HINDERS US IT IS OUR FEAR OF SHINNING AND HAVING THE WORLD SEE THE LIGHT THAT SHINES IN US. IT IS THE FEAR OF HAVING THE LIGHT OF GOD SHINE THROUGH US, I KNOW YOU WILL LET THAT LIGHT SHINE ON THROUGH. LOVE YA. RYNO