Last week I wrote about the things I was not thankful for.
This week I want to tell you what I am truly thankful for.
I am thankful for all of you.
You guys keep me smiling each day, I love your comments, and shares. I love that you all cheer along with me and send your hugs, prayers and supportive words.
I am thankful for my blogger friends who push me, and support me and share me so I have a chance to find so many wonderful people.
They are all amazing, wonderful smart and funny people who keep me laughing and inspire me each and every day! I am so lucky that they have become such dear friends.
This year I am most thankful that I still have my mother.
She is so strong, wonderful and amazing.
After being married for more than 40 years, she is facing every day alone now.
As much as I miss my father she has to miss him even more.
He died this year, on January 1st.
I can’t imagine what she goes through each day.
I want her to know I am thankful for her and her strength.
When I want to curl up in bed and wait until February watching tear jerking movies so I have a reason to cry. She gets up each morning and faces the day with a smile, ready to help in every way she can.
I simply don’t know how she does it.
This will be the first Thanksgiving without him. The first Christmas and New year’s will never be the same again.
This time last year he was laying in the ICU at the VA hospital and we were not sure he would make it one more day.
He fought so hard.
He didn’t want to leave.
Even though you could see how much he hurt, he fought so darn hard to stay.
Through the pain.
He managed to make it though the holidays, though that last Christmas and one last New Years Eve.
I think he fought so hard , these holidays were changed by his loss. They were made more because of how hard he fought, who he was and how very much he loved us.
I am thankful to be his daughter.
I am also thankful that my kids are as amazing and wonderful as they are, that Zach fights his fight and doesn’t even know how to make a sad face because he smiles so much.
I am lucky, Robby is such and an amazing supportive brother to him and that he is so smart and loving.
And that Andy can do anything he wants to, that he helps, and learns so quickly, he is such a wonderful loving person.
That Michael has grown so much and is such a good friend and true support to those he loves the most, that he is smart, funny and passionate in everything he does.
Also for Carl, who I was blessed with from day one, I am so lucky to be part of his life and even though he has too much to fight he is still here fighting, and manages to be a wonderful loving, kind person through it all.
I am thankful for my husband and how he supports me, loves me and never gives me crap (okay, not too often), and for loving me even when I can’t see how he could.
I am also thankful to the usual stuff, home, food, coffee, internet, coffee..
Okay enough sap from me.
Oh did I mention I am thankful for coffee? and chocolate.. I can’t forget chocolate 😉
Happy Holidays no matter what or how you celebrate and bring light to the dark winter months.