It's not Thanksgiving yet but I have a feeling that I won't have time to post tomorrow so I wanted to get a Thanksgiving post in now. I have a lot to be thankful for this year and it's something I've been thinking a lot about today.
In light of recent events, I'm especially grateful for my grandparents and the wonderful examples they've been to me in my life. I have so many happy memories of spending time with them when I was growing up and those memories are especially precious to me now.
I'm grateful for good friends. We just got back from a little pre-Thanksgiving party with the two families that we're so close to. I really do feel like those people are family. We won't be with our extended family for Thanksgiving and I'm sad about that, but tonight for a little while I got to feel like I was spending the holiday with family. I'm so grateful for those two women and the bond that we have. They might not be blood relatives but to me they're my sisters.
I'm thankful for my husband. I'm not always the easiest person to live with and he has an endless supply of patience. No matter what happens in life I have my best friend by my side and that's a wonderful bessing.
I'm thankful for my kids. I have the three most amazing children on the planet. I love to watch them learn and grow and I'm proud to be their mom.
I'm thankful for my religion and the peace it brings to my life. I would be a much different person without religion in my life.
I'm thankful for a million other blessings in my life. Life is not always perfect, but I have what I need and people around me I love and I'm grateful for all of it.
Happy Thanksgiving! :)