What I’m thankful for-Alicia Storbeck

November 13th, 2015
A season to give thanks
An Auburn victory

Celebrating an Auburn victory with my husband Jim and children Josh and Paola.

Initial Outfitters Reward trip to Tucson

Initial Outfitters Rewards trip in Tucson, Arizona

Ribbon cutting day

Ribbon Cutting Day with our home office staff.

Baking Christmas cookies

My niece Katie and I baking Christmas cookies.

Ashley's wedding 

Family photo at my niece Ashley’s wedding, August 2014

Family birthday 

Family birthdays are the best! Celebrating Paola’s special day.

The whole family 

The whole family! All because two people fell in love.

This may sound cliche, but I honestly am thankful for everything…absolutely everything that is my life. I am constantly overwhelmed and amazed at the life that God has given me the opportunity to live, and the things that He allows me to be a part of…

I am thankful for the chill in the air. That means sweater weather is here, along with football (War Eagle!), Christmas shopping, and baked potatoes with chili!
I am thankful for scents and spices and sounds and sights and colors and patterns…and our senses that allow us to enjoy them all. Can you imagine life without that?!
I am thankful for blue jeans and cowboy boots, and a casual office where that’s ok any day!
I am thankful for my work family. You make this fun, rewarding, exciting, and possible!
I am thankful for everyone who touches Initial Outfitters – from our artisans to our customers and everyone in between. Collectively, we are building something special that is thrilling to be part of!
I am thankful for my family. My parents, my husband, my sisters, the two children that were entrusted to us, and all of the nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law that complete the circle. God gave me a great gift when He chose you for me!
I am thankful that life has challenges, because through those, I have become stronger, more compassionate, more resilient, and more grateful in so many ways.
I am thankful that I live in the United States of America. Land of the free, home of the brave, where dreams can become reality and nobody girls from nowhere towns can become somebody girls from somewhere towns.
I am thankful that I get to decide how the rest of my story is going to read, and that you are helping write it. I believe in you!

…and I am thankful that God loves me, and you, like He does. Now that I am a mom, I realize that it can’t be easy for Him to love us most days, but like we as parents choose to do, He chooses to love us through it. And for that, I am very thankful!

xoxo,

Alicia

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