Today was a very good day. After getting a great night's sleep and waking up with Makenna by my side, I felt so grateful for so many things in my life.
I am so thankful for the time I got to spend last night with Diane and Rudy's family. Diane and I spent a few hours creating Christmas cards together then Rudy's mom and sister came over. Katie (Rudy's niece)and Makenna had a blast playing together. I believe that Katie and Makenna are very close in age and share the same middle name. It was a nice night.
Diane made us a pumpkin pie in which Jeremy and I took to his moms house today. Of course it was delicious. I had so much fun with Jeremy's family today. Nana was in good health, we got to spend time with Uncle Danny, Aunt Pam and the kids, and had a wonderful dinner. Bob and I had fun doing the dishes together and yelling at Harley, their dog. Every time we turned around that dog was either in the trash or up at the table.
In this past year, I have had many things to be thankful for. I have met some wonderful new people through the Farmer's Market, my store, Makenna's pre-school.....just to name a few. Besides issues with my ovaries, I have been in very good health as well as my kids and Jeremy. I am so thankful for the ablility to live more simply, to be creative, and to stay positive through tough times. I was blessed to meet Linda from the Healing Place in which has helped me tremendously. My therapy has helped me heal so many wounds and stay on track for a better future. I am thankful for all the weight I have lost and have kept off. I am blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people who love and support me and my family. I am thankful for Makenna's pre-school and the fact that she loves it so much. I am thankful to have found a church that I love and my family loves. I cannot say enough how thankful I am for my friends.....the ones who have come and gone and the ones who stay. I am thankful for the life lessons I have learned this past year and the new attitude I have. I am thankful that I have allowed God to enter my life again.
Of course I am thankful for food, water, and a roof over my head. I am thankful for my store, my customers and my teachers. I am thankful for healing, forgiveness, open minds, kindness, loyalty and love. I am thankful for the stranger who smiles at me, those who inspire me, those who give me advise and do not get upset if I do not take it. I am grateful for those who love me just as I am and do not judge me. I am so thankful that I have learned that I do not need very much to make me happy. And, I am thankful that every day, I learn more and more how to master unconditional love. I know now how much more satisfying life is when you are surrounded by many who love you than it is to have a bunch of money or material things. I am very blessed when it comes to many positive people being in my life. I have so many friends.....true, honest friends, who continue to stand by my side in my life's journey. God has blessed me so that I would not have to go through life ever feeling alone.
I am thankful for the time I get to spend with my children. Knowing they are only little once, I do not want to miss one moment with them. I have been able to put a lot of the things I enjoy on hold because I know that spending time with my children is more important than anything right now. I am fulfilled on the inside with love and gratitude, more than I ever have felt before.
I need to thank everyone for being a part of my life. Thank you for teaching me life lessons. Thank you for accepting me for who I am and loving me as much as you do. I thank God every single day for you.
I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and have thought about all the things you have to be thankful for. I could go on forever since I feel like the gratitude is pouring out of me right now but I will close. Again,Happy Thanksgiving. I am truly blessed having you all in my life. Thank you.