I didn’t join in with the 30 days of thankfulness on facebook this year. I knew it would become just another thing that I felt like I had to do every day.
And that I’d end up being flip and saying things like “I’m thankful I finally found chocolate-covered Lays at Target!”
Which, I really was thankful for yesterday(maybe not so much today when I swear my pants are already tighter because of them).
There are plenty of things I’m thankful for(aside from the chocolate potato chips). Warm scarves, comfy boots, Netflix marathons, Sugar Cookie Lattes, a good pillow. And there’s something to be said for reminding ourselves of all the things we have that we usually take for granted.
But really, what I’m most thankful for are the people in my life. So, while I didn’t wax poetic about them on facebook and while I usually prefer to simply tell people directly that I appreciate them, in the spirit of Thanksgiving:
I’m thankful for a husband who really gets me, makes me laugh, takes care of our family, and whom I love with all my heart.
I’m thankful for my oldest son, whose never-quit attitude makes me so proud.
I’m thankful for my middle son, who has the sweetest heart.
I’m thankful for my youngest son, whose personality shines.
I’m thankful for my boys together and the love they show each other. They really are good kids.
I’m thankful that my youngest brother facetimes me every week so I can see his daughter growing. Listening to her ask for my youngest melts my heart.
I’m thankful for my boys’ teachers who are doing their best with them all the time. Yes, even in the case of the one who I don’t much agree with her methods, I’m still thankful for her effort.
I’m thankful for the people who have hired me or sent work my way so I can continue to be a wahm.
I’m thankful for friends who have been there for me through a lot of crap(Ashley, I’m looking at you).
I’m thankful for friends who always give support, like Kirsten. xo
I’m thankful that this blogging space is so funny that someone you’ve known online for years can end up moving into your town and becoming a good friend. Thanks, Laura.
I’m also thankful for the friends who know that I’m thankful for them, even if I didn’t explicitly list them here.