Thanksgiving is a time for reflection. A time to contemplate just how blessed we are in life. And to give thanks. Since it's just a few days away, I'd like to take a moment to jump out of sequence and tell you what I'm thankful for.
I'm Thankful For...
1. Your Daddy. He is my husband, best friend, lover, confidant, snuggle buddy, mouse catcher, and garbage taker-outer. He kisses me every morning and hugs me every night. He laughs with me, talks with me and always holds my hand. He's willing to fight it out with me until we smile again. And at least once a day, he always gives me 'that look' from across the room. Followed by a little smooch.
2. My Family & Friends. I'm fortunate to be able to call my family and in laws my friends. And some of my friends my "Framily". I'm thankful for their unconditional love, support and encouragement. They are always there for me and mine. That even though some live far away, I can call, write or Skype them anytime.
3.Facebook. Seriously! I know this is such a silly thing to be thankful for but I am. Without Facebook I wouldn't have reconnected with friends from the past. Some that I'm more close to now then I was then. That it enables me to share our life with friends and family that can't be where we are. Plus it allows me to be a little bit nosy without feeling like a stalker.
4. The Promises To Come. For all the things that that we will be blessed with in our future. For all your firsts still to come. As well as the seconds, thirds, fourths and fifths. For our happiness and health. For all the people who we've yet to meet. And for all the paths that will intersect with ours.
5.All The Little Things...The first sip of coffee in the morning. Foot rubs. The smell of wood burning, Gramma's kitchen and you, Darling Girl, during those first few weeks. A cool glass of wine. A New Book! Fudgeos.A Happily Ever After. My dishwasher. Fall, and all it's beautiful glory. Ok, maybe two glasses of wine. Giggles! Comfort Food. Sunday afternoons. Photographs. Chocolate! Skype. Music. Hand holding. Eskimo kisses... and did I mention the wine?
But most of all...
I'm Thankful For You. For the way you look up at me in the morning. The way you tickle your face with my hair. For the cuddles you give me, and the kisses you blow my way. For holding my face, looking deep into my eyes, and baby talking like it's the most important thing ever. For those full body giggles. For always sharing your cheerios. For those sleepless nights; because without those, how else could I rock with you till you fall asleep again. For making me a better person. For making me a Mother. For being our Miracle Baby! You are so strong. And so tough. You fought when all the odds were against you. For changing our lives. Totally and Completely. You are what I am most thankful for. And Always will be.
I love you.
Always and Forever