Members of Moffat County community thankful for many things this year

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Thankful to have friends, family

Thanksgiving dinner, we all think of gathering with family and friends to enjoy a bountiful meal. When the food has been spread across the table most families go around the table with each guest saying aloud what they are thankful for. Usually giving answers such as family and friends, employment and the food that has been provided. While I believe all of us are thankful for these things, I have always found that I am thankful for my family and friends being with me on this particular day! The holidays are mostly encompassed with traditions that involve gathering and celebrating with family and friends. Even if you are one that doesn’t necessarily enjoy the holiday season there is nothing worse than finding yourself all alone on a day that most everyone is enjoying the companionship of their family and friends. This is what I am thankful for: Not to be JUST me on the holidays!

Shannon Grubbs

You gotta have faith

A few of the things I am thankful for: my husband, my daughters, my perfect grandchildren (4! and one on the way), extended family, my mean kitty, my warm, cozy home, food on the table, a great job working with great people, my bff (N.W.) and other friends, political debates with unlike-minded people (who don’t get angry), “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives,” children singing, religious debates with unlike-minded people (who don’t get angry), people who serve our country, that winter is not 12 months long, my daughter’s sweet kitty, a car that starts every day and has heat and AC, reading (especially James Patterson), Bejeweled Blitz (I would be more thankful if I could beat my little brother more regularly), soft fabrics, makeup and hairspray, my public school education, clean water, smiles, tears, good health, and faith — as the song says, you gotta have faith!

Vicki L. Gutierrez

Thankful for campfires, mountains, satisfaction

I am thankful for life, love, friends and laughter. I am thankful for my boyfriend who gives me unconditional love and acceptance. I am thankful for my friends, good health, my faith and my ability to accomplish my goals. I am thankful that I went to college and that I have taxes to pay (which means I have a job). I am thankful for the little things in life and for forgiveness, sunshine, private property, the seasons, maps, pets and campfires. I am thankful for the hard times that have make me stronger and smarter. I’m thankful for my parents and their supporting love. I am thankful for fulfilling my dream of standing on many summits. I’m thankful for getting my books published — it is so great to be an encouragement to others. I am thankful to be financially secure and that I am who I am. I am thankful for adventures and that I have things to look forward to. I’m thankful to be 100 percent satisfied and that I have a lot of luck and the grace of God.

Cammi Montieth

Thankful for Him

I am a privileged person. That’s why I’m thankful.

I have been invited into the palace of the King – any time.

It’s not that I’m so great, but I have connections: The King’s Son is a good Friend of mine.

He loves me, and so here I am.

In order to invite me Home to His Father, He proposed to me:

“I paid the blood price to remove your sin, and make you clean. Since your righteousness is like filthy rags, I’ll dress you up in my perfect righteousness. So, when My Father looks at you, He sees you as perfect as I am. That’s the only way you can get in. I’m offering it to you for free. Will you accept my love-gift?”

I said, “I accept!” I’d be a fool not to.

Something else I’m thankful for: He has His eye on you too.

Rosemary Potter

Thank you for our volunteers, love

Bear River Young Life is thankful for the 1000s of hours volunteered, prayers offered and dollars contributed to and for our ministry from the gracious people of Northwest Colorado. God is good and we are blessed to have communities fulfilling the commission of Act 1:8 to “be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” We recognize there are many opportunities to give of your resources and can’t say thank you enough for choosing us. Without your support and God’s provision, BRYL would not exist.

We are also thankful for all of the teens who have allowed us to be in their lives. We pray that we have impacted your lives as much as you have ours.

David Pressgrove and Bear River Young Life

Thankful for my family and my teacher

I am thankful for my family. My Mom and Dad my two sisters and my brother. Also for my teacher Ms. Charchalis She is a great teacher.

Arely Rojas, age 6

Love my brother

I am thankful for my awesome, strong brother because when there is nothing to do at my house he always comes outside and plays football with me. When I’m sad he always makes me laugh. When we’re wrestling he never hurts me. And when we’re at the fair waiting in line to go on a ride he lets me cut him. I would never let anything happen to my brother because I love him.

Seth White, second grade

Thankful for family

I am thankful for family on Christmas. They help me open presents. It smells like apples and cinnamon. I play all day in the backyard. I come in and have to wash my hands. They watch me grow. All the time I come and they say you grew a little. They give me big hugs and make me so loved. I love my family.

Alexei Reyes, second grade

My dirt bike is fun

I am thankful for my fast dirt bike. It is a shiny, sparkley, orange, cool, and fun dirt bike. I love it so much. I want to ride it everyday. It is really fun to ride. I am thankful for my mom and dad for buying it for me. It was really nice of them. My dirt bike really means a lot to me. It makes me want to jump! Get on it! And wiggle! And even ride it. Thank you mom thank you dad for buying it for me.

Logan Montgomery, second grade

Thankful for parents

I am thankful for my parents because they love me. I love them because they love me. Every Thanksgiving my mom and dad kisses and hugs me a lot. My whole family is joyful on Thanksgiving. My whole family comes so we would have to buy eight turkeys and seven loaves of ham. I am happy I was born.

Carmelita Bays, second grade

Thanks, Dad

I am thankful for my dad because when I wake up I am not worried that my lunch won’t be packed. Everyday he goes to work for money so we can have wonderful tasty food to eat. Every morning I can go downstairs and warm up by the hot orange fire that he built. I am really thankful for my dad.

Brendan Beaver, second grade

Thankful for my dog

I am thankful for my dog because he brings joy to my life. I like to watch him grow so fast. He loves me so much I just cannot stand it. He is so funny when he rolls over and wants a scratch on the belly. I am so thankful for my dog.

Krece Papierski, second grade

Thanks for clothes, parents silverware

Thank you parents for our clothing. Thank you for our parents and our silverware and spoons and forks to eat with and thank you for everything too. I hope me and my family have a good time together.

David Santos, second grade

Dog is like sunshine

I am thankful for my pet dog. It is like he is sunshine falling from the sky. He is like a rainbow on a shiny day. He is playful from the day I got him. I am thankful for my dog.

Joelle Kenney, second grade

I know I’m loved

I am thankful for my parents, nephews, niece, brothers and sister, grandmas and grandpas, grandparents, my dog and cat too. Everyday after school I wish I could see them all. Everyday I also wish I could see Madison grow up. Everyday I know I’m loved.

Chris Maneotis, second grade

Thankful for Clowy

I am thankful for my dog Clowy. I love how she plays. I throw her toy and she goes and gets her superdooper green frog. I love how she wags her super gray tail. I love to see her grow. She grows so fast. She is so big. I wish she was a baby. She is so nice and is so cute. I will never forget my best dog Clowy.

Tate Severson, second grade

Soldiers are heroes

I am thankful for the people that fought for our freedom. I’m thankful for the people that go out and fight and know they might not come back home. That gave up their life for us. They are the real heroes not us. And thank you soldiers for protecting our country.

Jack Doane, second grade

Thankful for brother

I am thankful for my brother to move out. I’m thankful for my brother for getting a house. I’m thankful for my brother to get a girlfriend. It makes me want the wedding to be now.

Morgan Fuller, second grade

I love my parents

I am thankful for my parents. I love the hugs that they give me. They make me feel lovable. I am glad that I have parents because of the food. They have money to buy me food. I love my parents because they give me gifts and it is not my birthday or Christmas. I know that I love my parents because they make me laugh. I am thankful for my parents because they take care of me.

Ofelia Quezada, second grade

Missing Paddy

My grandma had a dog and her name was Paddy and she died and I miss her. She died because she lost her leg and I am thankful for Paddy when she died. I don’t know where my grandma buried her. I loved her and I cared for her. Paddy was black and white and she was the funniest dog I ever seen in my life. I am sorry for my grandma when Paddy died.

Alyssa Louthan, second grade

Dogs are cute

I love dogs. Dogs are cute. Dogs make me think dogs are so so so cute. If I had a dog I will play with it. I will love it so much. I will care for it. I will name my dog Chicku. Me and Chicku will run and Chicku and I will play fetch. I’ll feed Chicku. Me and Chicku will go to bed. I will be thankful for dogs.

Angel Licon, second grade

Thankful for school, bed, pets, love

When I get out of bed I feel love. That is what I am thankful for. My two hamsters, Sofey and Teddy, they protect me. I also love healthy food. My mom makes it wonderful. I also love my shelter too. Blue and white beds and fluffy pillows too. I really love school the best because I learn lots of stuff there. That is what I am thankful for.

Lauren Kirby, second grade

Thankful for family

I am thankful for family for all the care and love they give me. When I go to their house they fill me with love and make me feel like I’m in my own house. They always make sure I am not cold. They always give me steaming hot chocolate after I play in the snow. They always make me smile. They let me play outside whenever I want. They always make sure I am protected. When they give me hugs I know they love me and I love them back. I am thankful for all what they do for me. I am thankful for my family.

Cristiann Reyes, second grade

Thanks, Mom and Dad

I am thankful for my parents. I like when Mom and Dad give me hugs before I go to bed. I love how my mom does my hair so pretty. I love my dad how he works everyday to take care of us so we have food, school clothes, and water. I wish I could be with them all the time.

Stormy Townsend, second grade

Thankful I have Dad

When I am at school I think of my dad. I am thankful that Dad teaches me how to use power tools. I am thankful that he bought me a four-wheeler. I am thankful that Dad helps me when I need it and I am thankful that when my mom can’t get me to school Dad takes me to school. I am very thankful that I have Dad.

Dustin Dunn, second grade

I am very thankful

My name is Olivia Profumo. I am six years old. I am very thankful. I am thankful for my family and the soldiers who fight to keep our country safe. I am thankful that we have food to eat. I am thankful that we have schools and teachers to learn. I am thankful that we have houses over our heads. I am thankful that we have doctors who help us when we get hurt. I am thankful to have friends because they play with me. I am very, very, very thankful that we have all these things in Craig Colorado.

Olivia Profumo, age 6

Grateful I was born

During the holidays I am thankful for video games because they are fun. I am also thankful for my family because there the ones that love me and made me born. I am thankful for being born I was born on July 27th 2000.

Orion Duran, age 10

Thankful for many different things

I am thankful for family, friends, clothes, a home, food, warmth, snow, school, drinks, art, music, shoes, string, toilets, showers, nature, animals, earth, life, jackets, hats, rainbows, sports, cars, bikes, love, and emotions.

Elizabeth Weis, age 11

List of things to cherish

During the holidays I am thankful for family, friends, food, pants, home, art, music, snow, snowboarding, skating (all kinds), cookies, belts, phones, dogs, cats, converse, vans (the shoe and car kind), sushi, string, doorknobs, hair, dimples, eyebrows, taste, soup, birthdays, love, emotions, toilets, showers, unicorns, and Birthdays

Pearl Wyman, age 11

Thankful for essentials

I am thankful for clothes, food, money, Boys and Girls Club, Electricity, showers, bathrooms and other stuff

Miguel Meza, age 12

Thankful for my family

I am thankful for my mom and my dad because they take care of me. And I am thankful for my sisters because they help me. I am thankful for my stepdad because he is nice. I am thankful for my stepmom because she is helpful. I am thankful for my friends because they play with me

Hannah Vasquez, age 7

Family, friends, my DS

During the Holidays I am thankful for my family because without them I would be alive. I am also thankful for my friends because if something was wrong they would try to help. Finally I am thankful for my DS because when I have it I wont be bored.

Donovan Birch, age 8

Thankful for ranch, Reo

I am thankful for ranch home and for Reo.

Michael Voloshin, age 6

Thanks for God, family

I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for my friends. I am thankful for my food. I am thankful for the home I have. I am thankful for God and the world he gives me.

Tali Lewis, age 7

Thankful to my family

I am thankful to my family because I have my mom and my dada and brother and my cousins and my aunts and uncles for my house too.

Maria Balbuena, age 7

Holidays about kisses, money, looks

During the holidays I am thankful for girls, kisses, hugs, money, family. Clothes, and looks.

Ulises Silva, age 11

Thank you, Reo, for protecting us

I am thankful for my ranch, home, and family, and food and water. And one more thing I would like to add is I am thankful for my dog named Reo he protects us from harm.

Payton Voloshin, age 9

I care for my family

During the Holidays I am thankful for my family because I care for them. I care for the food I get ‘cus it is healthy. I care for my brother ‘cus he broke his arm. I am thankful for my mom ‘cus she has a job. I am also thankful for my dada ‘cus he is a police officer.

Kaci Rose Dunlap, age 7

Thankful for you, me

I am thankful for food and water and friends and family and pets and BGCC and my mom, my pets, farms, and homes. I am thankful for everything I see hear smell touch and taste. I am thankful for you and me. I am thankful for church and the bible and my mommy Kia Noel Fedinec and the world and god and Jesus. I am thankful for every single thing.. I am thankful for being born. I am thankful for the newspaper. I am thankful for Phoenix and the radio and Tracey Hart.

Cheyenne Gensler, age 8

Toys, PS3 games

During the Holidays I am thankful for my PS3 games and toys.

Derrick Jones, age 12

Thankful for family, church, boyfriends

I am thankful because my grandma make the thanksgiving food. And I am thankful for my friends and family. I am thankful for the holidays. And I am thankful for the farms. I am thankful for all the presents in Christmas. And I am thankful for Church. I am thankful for God. I am thankful for Jesus. I am thankful for my mommy and daddy. And I am thankful for boyfriends. I am thankful for love.

Julia Chavez, age 8

Love my lizard, food, snowboarding

I am thankful for my lizard, god, family, friends, snow, seasons, God, food, water, school, and snowboarding.

Eli Ellis, age 12

Thankful for dog, family

I am thankful for my mom and I am thankful for my dog and my dad and for my family.

JJ Hernandez, age 7

Thankful to be warm and protected

I am thankful for food and water and clothes and family and friends because I would not live without them. I would be cold and they protect me and love me and I love them. I am thankful for God and the world he gives me. I am thankful for my house and electricity and the power plant. I am thankful for animals and farms. I am thankful for the newspaper.

Makayla Martinez, age 8

Turkey and stuffing

During the holidays I am thankful my family loves me and that’s what I am thankful for and so I’m going to tell you about what I am thankful for and a lot more I am thankful for mom, dad, and sister and brother. I’m thankful the turkey and stuffing. Oh man that’s good wow and we celebrate big time. So looks like I running out of ideas so hope that I am in that news paper.

Andrew Counts, age 9

Thankful for family, friends, health, pets

I am thankful for my family, my friends, and there health and my pets and my friends in need

Amanda Moore, age 10

Thankful for Phoenix and family

I’m thankful for Phoenix and my mom and for my dad and my cousin named Addie

Sydni King, age 6

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