O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His loving kindness is everlasting.
- I Chronicles16:34
A very Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! As I get a little bit older (just a bit older), I start to realize how truly special Thanksgiving is. And I'm really starting to understand how truly blessed I am. I've read so many blogs and Facebook posts this month focused on thanksgiving and writing about what people are truly blessed by. It's been so insightful to read what people are truly touched by and I've noticed that it's about the people in their lives 99% of the time.
I'm beyond blessed by the people in my life. Foremost, I'm grateful to have Joel with our family, safe and sound this year. It was great to sit around our table and spend part of today together. I'll never forget what it's like to celebrate holidays apart - they will always be more sacred now. I'm also so thankful for the family in my life - we have a wonderful family and each year I learn to love them better and appreciate their place in my life. This past year, I've been incredibly blessed by friends. Good friends. True friendships. So for those who walk life with me, pray with me, cry with me, laugh with me and love me - thank you. God has blessed me beyond anything I could have ever imagined with so many wonderfully loving friends.
Finally, I'm thankful for my readers. This blog has been a great outlet for me and I'm thankful that you take the time to read about my life. But most importantly, I'm thankful for your comments and emails that encourage me, make me laugh and teach me something new.
I hope that you've had a blessed day!
Much love & thanksgivings,