Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hooray for holidays and an extra day off!!

Seriously though, I love Thanksgiving 

Not just because of the food, although that is always an added bonus

The opportunity to spend time with family and take time out of our lives to take note of all that we have to be grateful for

This year my heart has turned towards the men and women who are serving our country in the armed forces

Every time I see a picture on Facebook or hear a song that has been tweaked to dedicate said song to them or watch a show that is dedicated to them, I get a little bit teary eyed

Just thinking of the sacrifice that they, along with their families, make to protect us and our freedoms gets my water works going just about every time

I've had family serve in the armed forces, so maybe that's why it is a little bit closer to my heart

And I know this probably makes me sound really selfish, but there is a small part of my heart that is so very grateful that Fiance can never serve in that capacity because of his health limitations

If he was able to, and if he chose to, I would respect and honor those wishes with everything inside of me

But I am oh so grateful that we don't ever have to worry about that

Anyway, I am so grateful for this day of Thanksgiving

For my family, friends, and loved ones

For Fiance

For Fiance's car

For my home

For a job

For food

For clean water

For warm clothing

For socks and shoes

For books

For mugs ;)

And for you, my friends

I'm so grateful that you keep coming back even though I'm being so inconsistent right now

Once the wedding is over life will calm down a little bit again

For those who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a marvelous Thanksgiving filled with family and love

And for those that don't, I hope you have a marvelous day filled with family and love :)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Bossy Betty said...

Love your list! Hope and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Dazee Dreamer said...

I am thankful that I have met you and that boyfriend is now fiance soon to be husband. Happy day!!!

Nessa said...

And mugs. That part made me smile the most.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Julie said...

Thank you. It was a good Thanksgiving. Missing Mike lots but he'll be home for Christmas so we'll make it. Love your list and I am thankful for a friend like you also. Blessings! said...

A wonderful Thanksgiving weekend to you, BabySis.


Jolyn Lloyd Matthews said...

We all have so much to be thankful for, I love your list! Happy Thanksgiving!