On this rainy Thanksgiving evening, I am thankful for the roof over my head and the food in my belly. As I sit here looking at the ads in the paper, I am thankful that  I don’t need anything. 

I am thankful for my husband.  I married my best friend. I’m happy to say that he is still my best friend after 3 years of dating and 6 years of marriage. We went on a “date” the other day and we still could carry on conversation without relying on our son or work.  I know a lot of people can’t say that. He treats me better than I deserve.

I am thankful for my son. He has brought so much joy into our lives.  I love reliving my childhood through him.  I love watching him interact with my husband as they explore the world together.  I am so glad he is a happy and healthy little boy.  I know there are people that want nothing more than to have a child and things don’t go as planned.  It makes me hug him just a little tighter at night.  I don’t take him for granted and hope I never do.

I am thankful for my family.  They weren’t all able to be with us this year.  I am thankful for the family that was here and pray the ones that weren’t will be able to make it next year. We don’t have a big family, but I’m glad we are all on good terms and can enjoy each others company.

I am thankful for my friends.  Over the years, we have accumulated some pretty awesome friends.  Friends I can shop with, let our children play, talk politics and religion to, bake and share recipes with..  All wonderful and all would come to our rescue in the middle of the night if we needed them.

I am thankful for Josh’s job.  This year we bought a new home (also thankful for) and about the time we made our first payment and I stayed home with Hudson, Josh got laid off. You always think it won’t happen to you, then it does.  I am very thankful for our nest egg and even more thankful he found a good, stable job that allows him to work from home some and spend more time with us.

Most of all, I’m thankful for a God that believed I was worth giving up his only Son (means more when you have one of your own) for. I am so thankful for the promise of eternal life with the ones we love.  It’s so comforting to know that we will be with them again one day.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

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