This year I didn't really say what I was thankful for around Thanksgiving time as I usually do. I thought about blogging, but as far as sitting down and doing it, I failed. So today, I am doing it. It's not like it's ever to late to give thanks right?
First off, I am absolutely thankful for my husband. He is the one person who has to deal with me on a daily basis and that is no easy feat. He has made my house, our home. He has given me a reason to take care of my mental ailments and he makes life better. He does anything he can to make me happy and although I rarely show it, deep down, I am.
I am thankful to have my parents in my life. When life has been shitty and I hate everything, I know that I will always love my parents and have two best friends that I can go to for solace and love. This year has been a better year than last because my dad has not had to have any types of surgeries or hospital stays. My mom is such a rock, I could never be as strong as her.
I am thankful for having a best friend who checks in on me when I'm antisocial and who gets me. She lets me know that she loves me and she makes me so thankful to have her in my life. I've had lots of friends who have left when things got rough with me and I pushed them away, she has never allowed me to push her away even when I used my all and said every nasty thing ever. For that, I am ever so grateful.
I am thankful for my in-laws who have given me a family when I lost my own. I have the most adorable nephews, the best sister in law and the two most awesome brother in laws ever. My ma in law makes me feel welcome and loved and my pa in law makes me laugh. My stepson is getting to be so tall... it's ridiculous. I'm lucky to have them as my family.
I am thankful for the family that I do keep in contact with because they have been there for me and believed me when I feared the worst. My grandma and great aunts show me love and support when I need it the most.
I am thankful for my friends near and far that help get me through things and understand me. I haven't met many of them in person but they have shown me more love than people I've known my entire life. I am forever and ever thankful for the internet for giving me these lovelies that have made daily life more interesting than it would have been. You guys know who you are.
I am thankful for my furry babies, when the world decided that I could not bare human children, God gave them to me. A furry baby's love is the true definition of unconditional. They do not care what you look like, what mood you are in, how you dress, if you brush your hair or put on make up... they just love you.
I am thankful that I got to know my Great Grandma and had her in my life for thirty years. I miss her so much and can't believe she's actually gone. My heart still aches and there are parts of it that are now empty because she is not here. I will forever be grateful for every single memory I have of her.
I'm thankful for my therapist because she has helped me get through the toughest last few years. She has helped me to understand things about myself that I couldn't wrap my head around.
I'm thankful to have a roof over my head and love in my heart. I am thankful for my bond with The Lord above and all the many blessings that have been given to me. My life hasn't been peaches and cream, but some days, it sure feels like it has been because the people around me make me forget.