Being a part of such an amazing organization and sisterhood on and off the court is something we as Thunder Girls are all thankful for.
November is here, the Thunder Basketball season is in full swing and to some, this time of year is when we can reflect on what we are most thankful for and in turn give back to people in our community or those close to us.
We each have our own ways we give thanks during the holidays. Here are just a few of the many things my teammates and I are truly thankful for this Thanksgiving:
Katie: I am thankful for the ability to be sisters with 19 other women. I am also thankful for the opportunity to do what I love by performing for our fans. Lastly, I am thankful for my friends and family who are my support system and love me unconditionally.
Kara: I am thankful for my friends and family, good health and the ability to dance and do what I love every day.
Emily: I am thankful for 1.) Having the gift to be able to dance 2.) My support system: family, friends and teammates 3.) The opportunity to be a part of this team
Monique: I am thankful for God and the blessings that I’ve gained from him, my support system of my family, friends and teammates, and also the passion that I have for dance.
Jennie: I am thankful for my parents, who are always there helping me through life. I’m thankful for my teammates for challenging me to be a better person and dancer. Last, my dogs for bringing me happiness.
Jaimie: I’m thankful for being able to get an education, a very good one at that! The ability to use my body to its fullest! Not everyone can use their arms or legs and it’s something I often forget and take for granted. And last, dogs!!! They love you no matter what.
Chelsie: I am thankful for 1. Family 2. Bentley, my dog 3. Friends
Vivi: I am thankful for Sundays, to be able to wake up and go to worship. I’m thankful for being able to use Sunday as a resting day to catch up on myself and relax. I am thankful for freedom and opportunity. Being able to go out and achieve anything I set my mind to is truly a blessing. I am also thankful for the sun and all the happiness sunshine in itself represents.
Sarah J: I am thankful for life and for what God has blessed me with. Even though life gets stressful at times, I am happy to love the life that I live!
Kayle: I am thankful for God giving me a healthy body in order to dance and do what I love to do. I am thankful for all the friendships I have made throughout my life. I am also thankful for having a supporting family who pushes and motivates me to go far in life.
Helen Ann: I am thankful for God and his unconditional love and grace, my family and friends and their continuous support and encouragement, and the opportunity I have been given to live my dream of dancing professionally. Last, for the sisterhood I have gained from the Thunder.
Brooke: I am thankful for the constant love and support from my family, God’s unending love and mercy and, of course, the opportunity of reaching out to people all over Oklahoma by sharing the love of Thunder Basketball!
Kourtney: I am thankful for 1. Family, friends and my cats 2. The opportunity to be a part of this team 3. Good health
Tiffany: I am thankful to wake up every day and be healthy and blessed with unconditional love and the life and family I’ve been given. I am thankful for 20+ beautiful teammates who have the kindest of hearts and have taught me a lot within myself and who have kept me sane and have done nothing but uplift me in all the right ways since I’ve known them – not to mention we get to share the same passion for dancing. They are not only my sisters, they are my family.
Sarah C: I am thankful for my family and how close I am with them. I am also thankful for my ability to dance and that I have been able to pursue my lifelong dream of dancing professionally. I am thankful for my amazing friends that I have made such great memories with. Last, I am thankful for summertime when it’s warm enough to do things outside and go to the lake.
Stephanie: I am thankful for such a wonderful group of teammates to be around. I am also thankful for my support system of friends and family. I am also thankful to have the ability to dance and show people what I love to do.
Tiara: I am thankful for life in general!
Jessica: I am thankful for having a job that allows me to make people laugh, smile and change their lives. I am also thankful for friends, family and my two awesome dogs! I am very thankful for my good health.
Molly: I am thankful for the opportunities in life that I have been given that I may not even deserve. I am thankful for my family and friends who tirelessly support me and the blessings that make me wake up happy every day.
Bailee: I am thankful for my family, friends and faith. The support, encouragement and stability from all three are what keep me inspired, patient and grounded each and every day. I am also thankful for my health because I’m alive and able to stay active, help others and follow my life’s ambitions. Last, I am thankful for change. Change brings new adventures and new beginnings. Without change you can’t experience growth and I believe growth is very important because it challenges you and molds you into the person you want to be.
Coach Paige: I am thankful for friends, family and God’s grace, my job and sunshine.
We hope all of you have things to be thankful for during this holiday, as well as special people to share Thanksgiving with.
- Thunder Girls