Give Thanks for the One You Love
Every Thanksgiving we give thanks for the same things it seems; our home, our children, our health and whatever good fortune has found its way to our doorstep. We are grateful for the good we have and the good that is waiting down the road.
As Thanksgiving started to roll around this year, I began to wonder what I was thankful for. I’ve had a crazy year filled with ups and downs and it really feels like this year has been a test of my own personal strength and my sanity. Then last week happened and it hit me (or rather the deer did, I should say).
I am most thankful for the man who keeps me sane and rational. He is my life preserver in deep waters and the string to my kite; keeping me from flying off into the heavens. We have seen ourselves through a rough couple of years and there have been moments.. no days and weeks really, where I've wanted to pull out my hair and scream at the world and he's kept me sane, calm, and on my game.
I think we often take the person who we share the job of parenting and life with for granted. I’ve been reminded too often this year (and last) that despite every difference that the two of us may have; there is a reason we fit together as well as we do and to take him for granted is extremely selfish. I admit to being guilty of taking his partnership and love for granted at times, especially when life gets crazy.
I can’t imagine doing this job on my own and I know there are many moms and dads out there who are parenting on their own so I know I am blessed.
If you are so blessed to have a partner to share life’s insanity and chaos with, find them, text them, call them up at work and thank them; for all their quirks and personality and all the ways they suit you so well.
From my chaos filled household to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!