I refused to work yesterday, nor did I have the discipline to pre-blog for yesterday so I took a few minutes today to reflect on what I am thankful for this year.

I am thankful for my husband. I know everyone says that but I just can’t explain in words how truly important he is to me. When I am feeling crazy and selfish and unloveable, he stands strong and never ever waivers in this love that we have. He has not changed. He has never lost that focus, on making sure that he does not fail me. As many times that I feel like I let him down, he picks me up and tell me to just calm down and not worry about it. “I love you Bethany… It’s going to be ok.” is his mantra, and it is exactly what I need to hear every time.

My home, untouched and unscathed in Hurricane Sandy.

My little family… Dan and Hattie. What an amazing little capsule of love that we get to be a part of.

Our clients. I love being able to be there for our couples wedding days. I honestly do. It is such a sweet reminder of love and commitment and makes me love my Dan more and more every single wedding. It is a BLESSING to be there and we are thankful for it.

Grace, I am thankful for grace. I have been witness to, and a receiver of grace this year in ways that are so beautiful it makes me tear up to think about it. Some of the closest people in my life have had an unimaginably tough year. Our lives have been shaken and not yet settled from the turmoil. In the midst of the storm in life, I have seen many glimmers of grace. Forgiveness. Painful and hard forginveness. Grace that can only come from my sweet Lord in heaven. I am thankful for those moments that took my breath away as I stood back and watched this pour out for me and my family. I will never forget this year and that grace.

We have been given so many blessings in life and as much as I adore Christmas and don’t mind celebrating and decorating way too early, I am thankful for Thanksgiving and that pause that creates reflection, that is so very important in our lives.


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This is a photo of me in a burger bar in Stockholm Sweden. I am about to drink the best beer I have ever had. It's a pretty important photo of me. I just remember feeling filled with joy and so so glad to be alive. That's a good place to start on getting to know me.


I like to travel.

I like beer.

I like the person who was across the table from me. Any guesses who?

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