It being Thanksgiving Weekend and all, I was thinking about all the things I’m thankful for. Really, to list everything I am thankful for would be impossible - I feel so blessed, so grateful for "my life that is". But, lets at least scratch the surface: Since Thanksgiving is on the 11th this year, here are 11 things I’m thankful for:
In no particular order...
Well, except maybe the first two...
No, scratch that, they would have to be equal... though the second would be impossible without the first.... oh, never mind.
My amazing husband!
Two beautiful, healthy, caring, adorable boys!
Family who love us (& vice versa) living nearby to chat & visit with.
Old friends - the kind where their kids remind you of them, or their brother at that age; the ones who know ev-er-y-thing.
Living in a country where we can speak our minds and come & go as we please; where we don't suffer from famine; where our children are safe; where joining the army is a choice not something your 12-yr old is forced into; where natural disasters are infrequent; where you can trust your neighbour.
To have the means to provide a roof over our heads and food in the pantry.
To live in a neighbourhood where my boys have friends all around and I can hear the laughter coming from the gang of little boy voices frequently and watch them running and playing to and fro.
Grandparents who take boys for "over-sleeps".
Mother-in-laws who babysit (gladly!) even with only 2-hours notice.
A cute 11-yr old cat to warm my lap on those crisp Fall nights.
Flowers, trees, snow, lightning.... all of nature's expressions.