I'm giving thanks to God this year for several things... too many to list here, but I would like to share a few. Looking back on this year I see how so many things have changed. My husband and I had an extremely difficult and hurtful parting with our church and he was immediately out of a job. He is still unemployed, and we are part of the millions of others this Thanksgiving, who are jobless.
As much as it hurts and as difficult as it is, I am thankful.
I am a much stronger person than I was just a few short years ago and I feel like I've come a really long way when it comes to dealing with such difficult situations and people.
I am thankful for my therapist, my mom, Aly and Josh, Cheryl, my amazing friends in Texas... Misty, Shelly and Martha, Mark MacGowan, my friends who gave me unending support at CBC, Karen Allington, Andrea Singarella, Stephanie Smith, Fred Olmstead, Miss Chase Keller...and my blog friends... you are always there when times are good and when they have been hard... ready to listen. Thank you.
Also, a shout out to my local donut shop, Judy's Donuts. They muuuuust know me by name. *sigh*
I am thankful for the 3 biggest blessings in my life, my children. My kids have been awesome and patient thru this struggle... hearing "yes, just not right now" is not easy when you are 9. They have waited patiently and not complained when they had to wait.
I am thankful for my husband, who has been strong when he needed to be... working hard for our family and doing everything possible to make things a little easier for us. He is the best dad on the face of the earth, loving us thru it all and still patiently listens to my rants. (by the way... today is our 14th Wedding Anniversary... I love you Jeff!)
I am thankful that I have this blog and my shop, and the opportunity to be home with my family. It means the world to me be able to continue doing this... really. I don't know how long it will last, but I'm enjoying it while I have it.
I am thankful today. I have so much to be thankful for in my life. I could go on and on... but I have sweet potato casserole to finish baking.... yum, by the way! :0)
I hope and pray that you all are enjoying your families and friends this holiday...
oh, also, thank you Golden Girls... you always make me laugh.