Thankfulness Thursdays Week 14--Extended Family

Thankfulness Thursdays

Today is week fourteen of Thankfulness Thursdays where we meet up each week to share what we are thankful for from now until Thanksgiving.  You can write a simple list or focus on writing about one thing you are thankful for.  No rigid rules! 

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This last weekend my husband and I headed to Southern California for his cousin's wedding.  I have not had too many opportunities to spend time with my husband's extended family who live out of town and so this was the first time I got to spend some real quality time with many of them.

Like most in law relationships, I will admit, I had some walls put up.  But in my husband's persistent commitment to family we went and it ended up being a huge blessing to everyone.  Through kindness, laughter, and time those walls were broken down. 

It was a joy to get to know them but even greater was my heart full to feel them.

It is so easy to live life in our safe familiar bubbles.  I am thankful this week that I stepped out of my comfort bubble and got to know some amazing people as well as make myself available for them to get to know me.  

Thankful that there is room in their hearts for me.  Not just as Brent's wife.  But as Ashley.

// What are you thankful for this week?