It seems so much of my blog concerns all the things I can’t do, or don’t have. I think it makes me appear to be ungrateful for all I do have. For this season of Thanksgiving, I will concentrate on all I’m grateful for…
I am eternally grateful to my husband. I am grateful the very young man I married is still truly, madly, deeply in love with me. I am grateful he grew into the man he is today, a very hard working man. A compassionate man, who took our marriage vows so seriously at the age of 20. Mike truly believes in the ‘for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer…’ aspect of marriage. We will be together ‘until death do us part’. I’m sure, part of this comes from all we’ve been through in our 43 years together. We’ve dealt with these particular vows, multiple times, and the vows always win out. I am very grateful for that!
I am grateful for my two children. I was in heaven while raising them, no doubt about that! I am grateful I was able to be a ‘stay at home’ mom, there were sacrifices made in order to do so, but it was worth it. I am grateful for my two grandsons who have given me purpose. I am grateful my dad is still here at 89, he’s an amazing man I never really got to know and truly appreciate him until mother became sick. He’s a fantastic role model of a husband, dad, granddad, and now great granddad. I’m grateful for my siblings.
I’m grateful for our friends we’ve had since Mike and I got together. It’s a wonderful mix of people and personalities. I’m grateful each time we make it to our annual campout and get to see this group of insane people! Being around them keeps me young and that’s a great thing.
I will end my gratitude list with you all who read my blog! You guys make me want to get up and write, get into myself, and for that, I am grateful!