I have gone back and forth for so long. Should I start posting here or not? I have, maybe you noticed, not been on this blog for awhile. There were some issues that came up with putting our stuff out there. It only takes one bad apple ... ya know?
Anyway, with Thanksgiving QUICKLY approaching, I thought this may be the right time to chime in and send my gratitude out to those that have loved and supported myself and my family through the years. We are gathering around the table with friends and our immediate family this year as my extended family is scattered around the country. How lucky we are to be able to celebrate with others that love us.
So, what are you thankful for? Many friends and family are struggling with so much loss or risk of loss this year. Times are tough for many, both financially and emotionally. No chances of an immediate change there, I'm afraid, but I am so thankful that I have my children with me. Healthy or not, they are always what matters most to me. I am thankful for my husband who somehow finds the patience to put up with me and loves me in spite of my emotional roller coaster I drag him onto. I am thankful for the presence of my longtime friends in my life and equally as thankful for my new ones! I am thankful that I collect people instead of baseball cards or bottle caps! I am thankful for work. I don't like it much, but am so thankful to have it.
I am probably most thankful for the chance I have had to know, love and be loved by those that aren't in my life anymore. I miss them terribly but it is not lost on me that I have been so fortunate to have that kind of love. I am NOT thankful for loss, but I am overwhelmed by the fact that I have had so much to lose in the first place.
So, here I go into the world of blogging again. I hope to find a niche for myself that feels relevant. If I don't it is really okay as this is more like public therapy anyway! So thanks for tagging along and feel free to share your thoughts with me!