Thankful Thursday~I’m thankful for…

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…my family. 
In honor of the Christmas season I thought that I’d create an exercise for myself–an exercise in gratitude.  So often I get caught up with everything I’m doing; my work on my blog, my little ones, what to make for dinner, that I forget to be grateful.  Our Savior has done so much for us and given infinitely to us that I feel I need to be better at being grateful for the things I have been given.  So, today I am thankful for my family!  I am thankful for the family I have come from and the family I am now a part of.
The family I came from
This is everyone (minus my dad and stepmom who are in a different picture) plus 2 in-laws, 2 nieces, and 3 nephews.
I grew up in a full house.  I have six sisters and five brothers, and to answer the most frequently asked question of my youth, yes, they are all from same mom and dad.  I always had a friend to play with, a sister to talk to, and a baby to care for (I was 16 when my youngest brother was born).  Our family has had it’s ups and downs over the years but I am so grateful when I see the resilience that young ones are blessed with.  I am thankful for the loving relationships I have with all of my brothers and sisters.
The family I’m now a part of
 Now that’s a lot of people.  There are so many of us you can barely make out our faces. 🙂
I am so thankful that I married into such a wonderful family and that I truly feel like I belong.  We always have such an awesome time when everyone is together!  I have wonderful In-laws who treat me like a daughter and sister.
My own little family
I have been blessed with such a devoted, hard working, intelligent, and sensitive husband.  He is a wonderful husband and father.  We have been blessed with two wonderful boys who keep us smiling, laughing, and occasionally make us want to tear our hair out.
I know that everyone’s family situation is different, but whatever the situation we are in we can find opportunities to learn and grow from our experiences.  We can learn to recognize our blessings and express gratitude for all that we’ve been given.  I find that when I do that I realize how very much I have.

About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. And all of your family members are SO THANKFUL for YOU!
  2. What a sweet post :) We are so excited to see you very soon!!
  3. Chigger Hill Cottage says
    I love the pics! I too, am from a large family. Working on a large family now, with 5 grandchildrene already! (And 2 reproductive children still not married-LOL) Love your blog!
  4. Thank you for that post. It is a wonderful reminder of what really matters and pulls your thoughts back to the center. It really is easy to get distracted this time of year, and I have been a bit more so as of late. Thank you, thank you. Love you!!!
  5. So grateful you are a part of our family!