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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Week Blessings: Sammye Jo

Hello everyone! This week is a special one here in the U.S. We celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday and it really is a time to be thankful. I hope this week you will get to know a little more about each Design Team member as each day one of us will be posting more about us and the things we are thankful for in our lives. I invite you to visit all the DT blogs by clicking on their picture on the left side of the blog! We will each also be showcasing our little "Book of Blessings" using the QuicKutz Accordion Book available in the Die Cuts R Us Store! My book showcases some of the things I am thankful for in my life! So here we go-

(PP: EK Success, Martha Stewart, Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg, Chipboard Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg, Alphabet- Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg, Accoridam Book Die QuicKutz)

I'm first! I am so very blessed. I have an amazing family who never ceases to amaze me. We lost my little brother Matt, who was 18, in a car accident 4 years ago and life has been tough to deal with since. My parents amaze me with their love for each other and their strength through the tears. They have a marriage that I admire so much. My sister also amazes me with her love and compassion for others. I am so honored and thankful to say that I am a part of them. My husband is an amazingly strong man. His health has given him quite a few problems over the past couple of years as he suffers from a genetic disorder, Marfan's Syndrome. He has been in and out of surgeries, on and off medications, etc and he deals with it one day at a time. I am so thankful that I got the chance to meet him as a college freshman 9 years ago. I married my college sweetheart in 2006 and have never looked back! And I am so blessed for my sweet little son. He is a bundle of unpredictable fun and I smile and thank God every morning when I hold him. He was born 11 months after my brother passed and God couldn't have put him here at a better time. We had joy, smiles, and tears of a different kind when he arrived. He is the little angel who got me through it all. I am blessed to be able to be home with him, run my business, and be a mom & wife the way I always hoped to be. Life isn't always handed to you gift wrapped with a pretty bow, we all have hardships, and troubles, and trials that make us who we are. I am thankful for being able to live this story. It makes me me, and for that I am thankful. It' s our story to write. But as a great friend once wrote, "Life is full of ups and downs, we dance, we laugh, we cry- Yet this I know- in Dreams we grow- we spread our wings we fly." Happy Thanksgiving my wonderful friends! I am thankful to have each of you!

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8 comments:

Yvette said...

Sammmye Jo, girl you sure know how to touch someones heart! Thanks for sharing yours! Wishing you and your family an incredible Thanksgiving!

Hugs & Love to you
Yvette

Yvette said...

Oooops, sorry for the extra "m" in your name. ;)

Claudia @ Die Cuts R Us said...

Sammye Jo,

You are such an inspiration! I feel so honored and blessed to know you and have you as my friend. Many blessings to you and your family.

A big hug!

Claudia (DCRU)

Julia Moss said...

Sammy Jo, that was very touching. You are amazing....you've gone through so much...you must be so strong. I think you are awesome girl! I always look forward to your tutorials each week. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Amber said...

Sammye Jo I just love reading about your blessings! You are such a strong woman and it's an honor to know you!
Hugs
Amber

Cara said...

SJ-Best wishes for good health and many blessings this Thanksgiving...enjoy the day with your family :o)

LORi said...

Blessings to you and your family SJ!! I can't even imagine your trials, but I do see what an inspiration to others you are...Thankful for you!!

Love ya Girl - LORi

the whimsical butterfly said...

SJ this is SO beautiful and I am BEYOND honored that you used my quote at the end of your post-OMG I have tears running down my face right now-trying to do my post for tomorrow and I am just a puddle! Thanks for being such an AWESOME DT coordie-you write so beautifully too. This was an AWESOME read!!!

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