It’s Thanksgiving, a time to gather with family and friends and a time to reflect on those things that we are all thankful for in our lives. Things that on any other day, we may take for granted.
This year, I don’t want to take anything for granted, today or any other day for that matter. I have been blessed with so many great people and things in my life, that I want to cherish it all, always.
It’s hard to think of what yo are most thankful for, but I think I would have to say my family. My husband, children, siblings.. all of them. We have gone out of the box and combined to create a family full of love, respect and caring for each other. It may not be the road we thought we would take in this life. In fact, it never crossed my mind until tragedy forced it to. However, one it was there, no other thought seemed an option; to me, to them, to anyone. I am thankful that we have and will always have each other. My life would not be complete without any of them.
My husband is my best friend, it’s been that way from the start. We laugh together, cry together and love each other through it all. Yes, it may be a bumpy road, but that’s a part of life. Instead of turning the bumps into mountains, we find a way to get over them together, the way we always have.
My children are the greatest gift in the world. I never knew that love, that unconditional love that could only come from a mother, until I held them each for the first time. I looked into their eyes and my heart melted. I was theirs’ forever more. They are turning into great little men. Their caring hearts and amazing personalities make them stand out, not only to me, but to all who really know them, on the inside.
My brothers and sister have always been a big part of our lives, and today, I couldn’t be prouder of the men/women that they are becoming. They’ve made mistakes, but rose from them and are now showing us what they can do and that they will succeed.
Every day, I’m thankful for this life that I was given. As long as I have my family, I have everything that I could ever want or need.