My children — They are healthy, ornery and intelligent. My life is hectic, full and amazing with them in it. They have thought me to be patient, to look at the world through different eyes.
My husband — Though our marriage is still fresh, our partnership is anything but new. I am thankful that he is by my side, helping and supporting. He is the mayonnaise on my sandwich of life — without him everything would be too dry.
My mother — Currently she is furiously scrubbing “her bathroom” which happens to be the main bathroom that a certain mostly potty-trained little boy pees all over. She’s also made breakfast and cleaned the kitchen this morning. Our household would come to a grinding stop without her in it with us. Some may dread having their mother come to stay with em, but we absolutely adore her.
The rest of my family — Every one of them rounds out this little slice of life that I call my own. Were they not here something would feel amiss.
The rain — While the mud in my dirt backyard is not fun, I am happy to have the rain wash everything away. It gives us a chance to hunker down and enjoy time as a family while drinking hot spiced cider.
I am thankful that we are healthy, that we have a home and have food to fill our bellies. There are needy families who cannot say that they have health, wealth or happiness like I can. Though money can be scarce most of the time, I am rich. For that I am eternally thankful.
Now… where’s the turkey?