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I am thankful for so many things in my life that it is hard to pick a few.
But I’ll try…
I am thankful for my family.
They are there through thick and thin. I always know I have someone beside me in any situation. I couldn’t ask for more in any way. I was never the kind of kid who dreamed about being born into another family. Mine is quirky, looney, and just perfect. You never doubt you’re loved!
I am thankful for my church family.
I was raised in a church that taught me about what family means. That no matter what your faults or the faults of the people around you, you are still accepted and loved. This group of people has loved me, prayed for me and with me, and just been a part of my whole life. Even though that church no longer is, the family never died out of us.
I am thankful for my boys.
They are what saved my sanity over the last five years of being barren. Sometimes I feel just like a mother. My mom even says that I have the dreaded ‘mom look’ down pat. They always know just how I feel, as any child should. It’s almost as if they can sense my moods, they play at the right times and cuddle when I feel down. My Gandalf even protects me from Ryan if we are fighting! They are my babies.
I am thankful for my father.
When my life gets hard or depressing, he is there to push me to move past it, to look at it for what it is, accept it, and overcome it. He is there to push me to be a better person than I thought I could be. He is never afraid to tell me exactly what in my life needs work. He loves me for who I am anyway. He always makes me laugh.
I am thankful for my husband.
He gets me like no one else in this world. He loved me when we were dating and I was skinny and he loved me for real when I gained 140 pounds in a few years time. He would still grab my butt in public and growl at me just to make me giggle, because he loved the real me not just what I looked like. He stands by me in any situation, he protects me. He is my rear guard in this battle called life. (And I can just hear it now, “Arrrrr, I’ll guard your booty for you, twould be my pleasure!” ‘While beetling his eyebrows in a dirty old man way.’ Did I mention he has an obsession with pirates?)
Or Darth Vader (weirdo)
I am thankful for so very many things….. For everything really.