Thursday, November 25, 2010


Today, I will take the time to write out all that I am thankful for. Well...maybe not all that I am thankful for. Because I know I'll forget some stuff. And then my OCD will kick into high gear and I will spend the rest of eternity editing this post to add all the things I forgot, and quite frankly, I'm just not up to that! are some of the things I'm thankful for!

~ The Husband. He is so totally amazing. I don't have the time to get into it, but trust me. Half the time, he knows what I need before I do. He's good like that.

~ The Kids. They rock too. They annoy me like no one else in the world, but at the same time, they're amazing people and I'm super proud of them.

~ My Parents. I have a great family. My parents always make sure to try to be with my kids on their birthdays. They have 12 grandchildren and they do this for each of them, which is WAY cool. They also make a point to attend at least one practice and/or game of each child's sports.

~ My Brothers. I have three brothers. We don't all live near each other, but we are still close. When we visit, which isn't often, our kids get along well. They genuinely like each other, despite how different their lives are. I know that if I ever needed anything I could always call any of my brothers and everything would be OK.

~ My Mother-In-Law. I don't often write about them, but I do have great in-laws. I always hear about women who hate their mothers-in-law. I don't. I love my mother-in-law. She's an amazing woman. Her husband has a good heart and we genuinely enjoy spending time together.

~ My Sister-In-Law. I know - she's technically in the "in-laws" category, but it was my sister-in-law who introduced me to The Husband, so she will always be special to me.

~My Friends. I have written about my friends in the past. It is difficult to put into words exactly how much they mean to me. Because we do not live anywhere near our relatives, my friends are my family.

~ My Job. I truly love what I do. Of course there is always the typical BS that goes along with every job, but when I am in the classroom with those kids, I am in my element. I love the interaction and watching them have epiphanies. It's the best feeling ever!

~ All the material things we have. Sure, there is always the want for more, but it is important to take the time to step back and appreciate all that one has. We have a nice home, plenty of clothing, plenty of food, and all the things we need. I'm not sure we appreciate it all enough!

I'm going to stop here. As I said, I could go on and on, but I will not. I will mention I specifically stayed away from religion; it is a personal subject about which I don't feel the need to post.

I wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

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