I've been doing the "days of thankful" on Facebook and I've spent all month posting about things I am thankful for such as.....
Coffee, my crockpot, my husband, my in-laws, my family, my job, our home, all the talented people in my life, bargain shopping and my pets. I know its a good exercize this time of year to tell people what you are thankful for and I'm sure at dinner tomorrow we will go around the table and share something, and my mom will cry. This year is going to be rough, it will be the first holiday without my grandpa and he loved the holidays. I knew I had to write this post today because tomorrow I will be a heap and I'll be busy cooking all morning, laying around watching the Macy's Parade and enjoying a morning with my husband.
I'm thankful too for this blog, no matter how few comments and "looks" I get, its a place for me to let it all out and I need that sometimes. I'm thankful for the other blogs I read as a way to see other people's lives that are similar to mine, keep up with friends who are far away and to get ideas/make myself feel awesome because I can't spend all day crafting and doing awesome things with my imaginary children.
I'm thankful that despite what my family has been through in the last four years, we are stronger than ever. Through job loss, illness, death, grief and sorrow we are always a strong group of people and I couldn't be happier that I also married into an amazing family.
Last night after a good heart to heart about so many things that I've been stewing about, I am happier than ever that I made the decision to marry Andrew. It has not been easy for us over these nearly five years, we have had our fair share of ups and downs, but I see things leveling out now. There are still a lot of places where there is room for improvement but we will get there one day.
And last but not least, I'm thankful to finally get a hair cut tonight after spending 18 months growing it out for the wedding. I'll post pics soon if its something really drastic.
I hope that all of you have a blessed, safe and Happy Thanksgiving!