"At night when I'm in home at bed, I close my eyes and see the many things I'm thankful for that God has given me. I see my friends and teachers too. And others who love me. These many blessings make me feel so thankful to be me."
I remember singing this as a child and actually wondering if I was thankful to be me. Obviously I struggled with self acceptance and knowing that I was loved. Today I feel differently. I am very thankful to be me! Who am I? Well here are a few of the titles I have been privleged to be:
Love of my Life
Just a McElderry
Still a Balsters
Goodie Two Shoes (thanks Sara!)
Sister in Law
Daughter in Law
Child of God
Daughter of God
as in "Seestah Balsters!" with a thick Brazilian Accent
as in "Meesus Mcjdiej;y" by my ESL kiddos
Larry (thanks Jacob!)
or better, "Lara-Lee-Chick-a-dee"
Thanks to all of you, who have helped me have these titles and made me "Thankful to be Me!" I love you.