Friday, November 23, 2012

A Day of Thanks...

Today was a great day! Getting to spend the day with Josh's family to enjoy good food and great company was nice. Throughout the day, I kept thinking about all the amazing things I am thankful for.

Many of my friends spent each day this month saying a different things that they were thankful. I don't participate, because I am thankful for EVERY day. But today, I really spent the time thinking about what I am thankful for.

I am thankful for my family, both immediate and extended. I am especially thankful for my mother. We didn't live the greatest life and we didn't always get along, but every day I face this world, I think about all the sacrifices she made to raise me, my brother, and my sister. This year she celebrated 12 years sober and I am  so incredibly proud of her for it! She's the strongest woman I know and I love her so much.

I'm thankful for my friends, the ones who stand by me through all the struggles I face and are willing to be honest with me. The ones who are there for the random calls. The ones who deal with all the craziness. Over the years I've weeded through all the friends I thought were "true" and left only the ones I can truly trust. Its been a rough learning experience, but now I know I have the best support system around me. I'd rather have a small handful of the best friends ever, than dozens of crummy ones!

I am thankful for my husband. At a time in my life where I had given up on relationships, felt useless and unwanted, and generally wanted to spend my life alone, I met a wonderful man. He let me be who I wanted to be. He supported me in the things I was passionate about. And he never made me feel like I was anything less than amazing! After 3 and a half wild and crazy years together, we married this summer in a small beautiful ceremony on the beach with our family and closest of friends! He makes everyday fun, regardless of the situation. He is a great husband and I know one day he will make a wonderful father!

And lastly, I'm thankful for a man who isn't here anymore. This week marks 15 years since my Grandpa passed away. Not a day goes by that I don't think about him. I am thankful for every day I got to spend with him, every holiday we spent together, and all the amazing times we celebrated as a family. I live everyday in his honor and know he's watching over us all. I think about all the things he hasn't been here to see; the birth of my baby sister, my graduation, my brothers graduation, first cars, first loves, and even my wedding. Its hard not having him here, but I remember all the great times and cherish them. Love you Grampy!

I hope everyone had an amazing day with friends and family!!

Peace and Good JuJu,

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful list of thankfuls!
    SQUEEE! So excited you've signed up for #reverb12!
    See you tomoz.
    Kat x


The world is a happier place when you leave a little love! So share something you liked, or disliked, about this post!