This is a time of the year where we are all asks a question either out loud or in private.
What are You Thankful for? Me personally I have a lot to be Thankful of.
I have a wonderful life. I am loved by many. My Husband John is my love. Without him I’d go crazy. He is my knight in shining armor. He has given me so much. I look forward to a long loving future with him.
My sweet children who I adore make my life rich and fulfilled. They as it’s been said before they are my reason to being. I am Thankful of God and John for giving me them.
I am Thankful of my Mother. She is an amazing woman. I am sad she has been ill and injured but I pray for better health in the year to come for her. I am Thankful of having her still in my life. I am Thankful of our relationship. She is my best friend.
I am Thankful of my Dad. He is a gift. Mike isn’t my biological Father but I have accepted him in my heart this way. I love it when people see us together and think I am his daughter and comment on how I resemble. I never correct them. We resemble the ones we love.
I have a Sister that I have always loved with all of me but it hasn’t been till the last decade we’ve gotten close. I love her and would do anything for her. I look forward to that rollercoaster trip her and I always planned to take. Not letting go on that one.
I also have a Brother. In youth he was my Hero. As an adult though time, physical distance and a painful past has placed a wedge between us. I pray in this coming year we can gap that space and once again become closer. I am Thankful for the opportunity.
I am Thankful of my Friends. I have a lot of acquaintances who have potential of being friends. I have Friends who have potential of being great friends and then I have a couple of great friends. I also have a few great friends who I flat out deem as Sisters. In the past I didn’t really trust women. They always proved to be caddy and cruel to one another. I never “clicked” with many other women. Till recent.
In the year 2008 I created a group Lets Play. I thought it was only going to be about not losing my mind by giving my kids other kids to play with…. Well what I got out of it more was salvation. Lets Play turned into a place for kids to socialize but for also for women. place for Moms to be social again. A lot of the time becoming a Mom you gain so much but in the same you lose. This group gave just a little bit back. It is going strong now for two years in February and I am Thankful for it for me and for the other Mothers it’s helped.
Years ago I use to pain to release my feeling to free myself. But with little ones it is impossible to. Here is the site of my work if you so wish. http://just-julie.deviantart.com/ Which brings to my last statement….
I have become Thankful of this Blog. It has given me a way to empty out my head. It has given me prospective and a sounding board from those who read. I am a private person and it has forced me to share. I think getting things out there is one of the best ways to face yourself.