Thursday, November 25, 2010

What I'm Thankful For

After many weeks of not posting, I suddenly find myself sitting at my mom's kitchen table with hours to kill and everyone sleeping.  This was not planned, actually, annoyingly enough I could have slept in. My mom misread the directions for the turkey and said it needed to cook for 9hrs...not correct.  After getting up at the butt crack of dawn and washing the turkey, I found the cooking's really only 4-5 hrs.  She hadn't scrolled down far enough and gave me the thawing out time.  But I still love her. So as I sat here drinking coffee, I realized, maybe there was a reason this happened...and I decided to dust off the keyboard and write a post.

For some reason I have been extremely emotional these last couple of weeks.  Granted, I've had a lot going on...a new boss, boyfriend got a job, which created child care issues...but yay...he got a job!  Major drama with the ex over Madi's hair...we bleached it platinum and she manic panic'd her bangs purple...this did not go over well (this will be whole different post).  And I miss my son...A LOT.  Seeing him every few weeks is painful...dropping him off is even more so. 

However, with all of the downs, there are ups...and with every disappointment, there is something to rejoice about...And so this is what I am thanful for this year:

  1. My children are healthy and happy.
  2. I am healthy, I have a good job and great friends.
  3. I have a boyfriend who is kind and loving, as well as strong and opinionated...he doesn't bend to my way of thinking.  He tells me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear.
  4. That I had an upbringing with values that have served me well...lessons I can pass on to my children.
  5. That I am strong and also sensitive...that I have not become jaded by bad experiences, but had the wisdom to take them as lessons and move forward. 
  6. I am thankful for everything that I have...including the problems I face, which keep things in perspective and remind me everyday how blessed I truly am.
  7. To be able to witness the people my children are becoming.  To have my heart surge with pride at how sensitive and compassionate my daughter is; while at the same time see how passionate and strongwilled she is when she believes in something.  To be able to watch my son grow into a sensitive and strong who is courteous and caring, with a witty sense of humor.
  8. The messy kitchen, which  means we have food to eat.  A messy house, which means we have a home to live in.

The list could go on and on...and I don't want to bore you to tears.  So on this day, I will make a wonderful meal, gather my family around me and thank God for all I'm blessed with. 

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving with the people you love. 

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful post! I love all the things you are grateful for. I'm stealing the one about the messy house today!