Giving Thanks

On this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for so much.

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            1. My husband. Without him I wouldn’t be the person, wife, or mother that I am today. He has un-waivering faith in my career, my goals, and who I am today as well as who I want to be tomorrow. He’s my biggest cheerleader in and out of our home. He knows when I need space, when I need a break, or when I need a good laugh. He knows me better than I know myself. He knows me so much that I spend a decent amount of time rolling my eyes at his snide comments because we both know they are 100% true. I take advantage of who he is and what he is for me, but we complete each other. Without him, I would be half the woman I am today.
            2. My baby. He made me a mommy. He made my heart complete. He made me feel things I didn’t know I could feel. Every day he makes me grow as a person and a mommy. I look back on these past 16 months and I can’t imagine a life without him. I can’t see what the future looks like, but I’m excited to watch him grow into a little person. I’m excited to watch him accomplish big things! He is so inquisitive and interested in how things work. I can’t wait to see how that works into his future.
            3. My family. I wouldn’t change one single thing about them or who they are. I love each and every one of them and their individual personalities. We all bring something different to the family and our family is whole. We welcome new additions, whether by birth, marriage, or a relationship, and love them like our own.
            4. My friends. I feel especially blessed to have so many close friends who feel like family. Friends who are there for me when I need them. Friends who drop anything to hang out. People who know when I need to forget about everything or talk it out. As I’ve gotten older, distance has had a great impact on my relationships. But those friends who live far away are always near in my heart. We make the best of what we can and love each other despite the states that separate us.

 On this Thanksgiving, I look back at the past year and what it has done to me as a person, my family, and the people around me. There have been hard times and really fun times and ok times. But on this day, I can’t help but reflect on the really amazing things that are in my life. I won’t let the bad or the sad pull me down. I won’t dwell on the unhappy things or things I wish I could change. Instead, I will love and appreciate what my life has become. I will rock this life like I was intended to do!

 And as much as this little guy may be plotting, I won’t be going shopping tomorrow. I won’t be going because we don’t need anything. Everything we have is right here, in our hearts. Instead of spending our hard-earned money on “things,” we’ll save it. We’ll save it for very important things that we will eventually need {be it out of necessity or want}. We’ll save it so we can buy things with that hard-earned CASH. We’ll save it so we don’t spend recklessly. We’ll save it because we want to give Maximus the best life we can give him!

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Giving Thanks

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