Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Since it is a day to be thankful, I'm going to share with you all some things I'm thankful for in no particular order:

My Mom
Thank you so much for helping make it possible for me to get to Sweden. I know it was a big sacrifice, but you have no idea how much it means to me. I love you. Also, thank you for being so solid all these years. I know you've dealt with some difficult things, but you've still stayed strong in your relationship with God and with your kids.

Thank you for really pushing me get stuff done. Especially the whole Holsby application and whatnot. And thanks for the plane ticket. I couldn't have gotten here without you. Literally.

I'm going to go ahead and guess that you don't read this, but that's okay. Thanks for being Cow and for really just being a sincere friend to me. You've been there for me if I've needed to vent or say something completely random. Li til da. *does leg motion*

Trevor and Nate
Hahahahahaha. Thanks. But seriously, thanks for being the "big brothers" of Holsby. You guys are great and thanks for all our chats.

Matt, Coral, and Heidi
You guys are the best family group EVER. Thank you for making yourselves available to all of us "kids" and being there for all of us. You guys have helped me grow so much since I've been here.

I love the fact that I stayed a week in yours, Lizzie's, and Linda's room and you guys aren't sick of me yet =) We'll have to have more sleepovers soon. You are one of my favorite Canadians. Thanks for being such a good listener and not judging me.

Apple Products
Wow. Since I've been in Sweden, I have not had one problem with my Mac or my iPod or anything. TONS of other people, with PCs, have had problems and I'm so thankful to have a working technological device. So, thanks Apple.

Thanks for being a really great friend. And, of course, for jamming with me all the time, even when I'm halfway across the world (yay Macs). We make beautiful music together. Hahahaha. I can't wait to write some songs and record with you when I get back home.

Sister, sister! I love you so much. Thanks for being my best friend. I miss you so much. I love all of our ADD conversations and all the times when we've made complete fools of ourselves. I also love that even if we are having a serious conversation, it always ends with us laughing. I don't know what I'd do without you. Du har en fin rumpa!

Josh and Carissa
You two are the best older siblings I could EVER have imagined. Even though one of you is insane and the other is twisted, I still love you guys. Thanks for everything you've done for me over the years and for just supporting my decisions in life. And for encouraging me to be my own person. You two are so freaking cool.

My Second Parents
Beth and JJ... you guys ROCK MY FACE OFF. Thank you so much for your influence on me and for the impact you two have had on my life. You are fantastic role models and the best YP and YPW EVER. Thank you for all you have done in my life, and in the lives of others. And thanks for letting your home become my homes many times. Expect it a lot when I come home =) Thank you for supporting my decision to come to Sweden and still keeping me filled in on everything that's going on back home. You have no idea how much that means to me. I love you!

Thank you for everything. Really. Thank you for helping me see the other side of things and for being there to listen and give advice when I need it. You are SUCH a great guy and I am lucky to be a part of your life. I'd say more, but it'd be mushy.

Everyone Back Home
I miss you all so much! I hope you all got to hear the letter I wrote to you that JJ read in church. That pretty much sums up everything I'd say here.

Thank you for allowing me to get to know you over the past few years. You are so genuine and are an awesome friend to have. I love our Moshpit Warriors and FF5 inside jokes. And I love the fact that when we hang out, we can always find something to do. Even if it's making a stupid video. Miss ya, buddy.

My Loyal Fans
Even though I'm not a famous musician yet, thanks to all of you who check out my music on my Myspace page every now and then and give me feedback. It means so much to know that there are actually people out there that are hearing what I'm putting out there. I hope one day I can travel around and play and it will be a major thanks to you guys if that happens.

Ok, so I'm thankful for a lot of things, but I guess that's better than not being thankful at all. Thanks for taking the time out of this wonderful holiday to read this.

peace, love, and no, I did not copy JJ.


A visible Ghost said...

:-) This was a fun post. As you know I'm terrible at leaving comments but as a side note I have turned on your myspace music while I'm getting ready in the morning :-D Love you girl!!!

uthpastorjj said...

copier! Just kidding. I enjoyed the post so much. Thanks, and have a wonderful day. Did ya like the Swedish Happy Thanksgiving in my facebook post? I definitely am mulitlingual now.

kae ricc said...

Haha, yeah. I totally did like it.