21 November, 2012

Another Cliché Thanksgiving Post.

     I haven't really had to think about being thankful for things this Thanksgiving. Ever since some really irritating moments with B saying I never say, "Thank you" a while ago, I try a lot harder to let people know when I'm thankful. For watching Isaiah, for helping me out with something, even just for a kind word. I try to let everyone know I appreciate them, love them, and that I wouldn't be where I am today without them. I still complain about things, but I'm hoping that is something I can work on some more and get rid of.

     I'm just really thankful for everything in my life. That wasn't the case a year ago, but so much has changed since then.   So here's a short list of some things I'm thankful for:

  1. God. He is my rock and has been, through everything that has happened over the past few years. Everything I have endured, he has turned into something good in my life. 
  2. Isaiah. He may agitate me to no end, but with one smile or hug or "I love you," he makes my whole world better and brighter. 
  3. My parents. Enough said, right? But they do SO much for me that I used to take for granted. They watch Isaiah for me so I can go to my night class. I live where I do and comfortably because they own this twinplex and let me rent a side from them. They give me their old/unwanted stuff (table ware, bedding, furniture, etc...). If I ever need help, they're only a call away. And also, they have keys to my house and care, which I have found to be quite useful tons of times. 
  4. My sisters and other family members. Built in baby sitters, shoulders to cry on, secret holders, help with classes; you name it, they've been there for me and Isaiah. 
  5. My church. They've been there for me through thick and thin, gotten me back on the path when I lost my way, and don't judge me for the mistakes I have made.
  6. My old job. Or rather, them firing me. You helped me even when you didn't intend to. This year would have been a whole lot harder without the unemployment checks.
  7. My car. It may be 16 years old and a clunker (literally) but it gets the job done and I have never truly been stranded.
And last but not least..

     7.  The bars on my windows. Without them, I wouldn't feel safe here and probably wouldn't get a full nights sleep ever.

So there's my list. There are plenty more things that I am thankful for, but I'm not trying to write a several page long post.

Tomorrow, I will once again spend time with family and friends, eat good food, and be surrounded by love. Tomorrow will be the first big holiday that we will spend without Mamaw. I know it will be an emotional day, but through it all, I will be thankful.

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