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To all of my American friends, I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family and laughter! To everyone else, I hope you have a beautiful weekend!
To our military men and women serving overseas who can’t be with their families today, you are in my thoughts (always) and I am incredibly grateful for you all.
We are just having a small little gathering at our home with just our immediate family (minus Jordan who is at his dad’s house for the holiday – I miss him). I am sad that we aren’t doing our traditional huge family gathering, but am so tired of the chaos and drama that has been going on since Easter, that I’m ok with it. There’s always next year right? I’m thankful for my family but am also extremely grateful for my own little island of peace that I have today with my husband and children.
All in all, as I try to work myself into a good mood I am thankful for my family, for a roof over our head, heat keeping us warm, and food on the table. I am thankful for friends who have been my rock this year when I didn’t think I could take another step. I am thankful that even with the health problems I have been having that I have life, that I am here, and I am rocking my depression. 😀 I am thankful for a doctor who has me on the perfect antidepressant for me, for not one harmful to myself thought since August (I haven’t had a panic attack since then either), I am thankful for the best therapist and for EMDR therapy that is helping finally embrace life. Last year at this time if I would have had to deal with the stuff that I have dealt with this year, I wouldn’t have wanted to open my eyes and get out of bed. Now I know no matter what I can get up every morning and I do it not just for my husband and children but for the first time in a long time for myself. They are still my life, but I want to live for me too.
I am thankful for a husband who goes to work 5-6 days a week and works 14-16 hour days for his family, who supports me and loves me even when I am at my worst, who always has my back and who I know I can always count on know matter what.
I am thankful for 4 children who bring a smile to my face, laughter to my life, and love that makes my heart fuller than I ever thought it would be. Even when they are driving me absolutely mad, one of them always says just the right thing, or another one comes up and hugs me and tells me they love me, or one of them will crack us all up with a funny voice, and the chaos will be over. I am a very lucky mama to have those 4 little beings in my life.
I am thankful for our pets. Their unconditional love and silly antics are sometimes just what we need to get through a trying day. I couldn’t imagine my life without these little furred and feathered friends.
I am thankful for you. Yes, you. Without you guys, I would just be talking to myself…which actually is not that unusual when you have 4 kids :). I appreciate each and everyone of you that stop by, read, leave comments, hang with me on my facebook page, email me, etc. You guys are the best!
See, got myself in a much better mood just thinking about everything I have.
We aren’t rich in money, but we are rich in so many other different ways and I would rather have those people and things than money any day.
I hope you all have a beautiful Thanksgiving! If you are feeling stressed just take a moment and really think about what you are grateful for. It helps, I promise. <3
P.S. I am still getting caught up from the last couple of days if you are stopping by for posts. Computer issues and the inability to stay awake on my medicine is what is slowing me down. I’m working on it slowly but surely.