I have a lot of stuff I need to do in the next 2 days so that we can leave for a family Thanksgiving in Tahoe. I can't wait for this getaway. It is much anticipated and also something that I think our whole family will enjoy. The kids are all at great ages to make the holidays even more fun.
While I was busy folding yet another load of laundry this morning I began thinking of all the people in my life and how thankful I am for them. The organized person in my head envisioned ornate thank you cards with special messages to each and every person. Mailed and delivered before Thanksgiving. OK, laugh now. I'm horribly disorganized, as most of you know already. In fact, my big super duper resolution for the coming year is to become organized! (and lose 50 lbs) Both seem equally daunting to me at this moment in time.
As I was saying, I'm thankful.
For you, who always keeps it real and has proven to be one tough cookie. Handling what life has tossed at you with an amount of grace that makes me proud to be your friend. You have always been someone that I can count on to listen.
For you, who opens your house to me and many others throughout the year to do all sorts of fun stuff, or just sit and regroup as the day passes by with much love and laughter in the air.
For you, the creative one, who is always willing to whip out masterpieces for me at my every whim. Who I can count on for a quick chat in the middle of the day that will make me walk away smiling.
For you, who I don't get enough time to write to or chat with, but I always consider a dear friend.
For you, who can make Happiness and Love an artform. Always uplifting. Always willing to see the good in people, but not in an annoying way :P
For you, who has so much talent. Documenting love, one frame at a time. I'm still scoping out land for that commune :P
For you and you, capturing miracles for parents to treasure forever. Thank you for your generosity and encouragement.
For you, who comments and can relate to my parenting stories.
For you, who takes the time to send me something that you think I might enjoy. I do.
For you, who takes time to come here and catch up on what I've been up to. Even though I don't document those goings on as much as I should.
For you, who prays for me and wish to keep me and mine safe.
For you, who always has great advice.
For you, for teaching me how to be a mom.
For you, for being someone I have looked up to my entire life. You've never let me down.
For you, for always understand me, loving me and the laughs. The laughs have been amazing.
For you, I know you'll always be there the second I need you. No matter what.
For you, the one I miss the most. You were a true lady and I will forever be thankful that you were once in my life.
There are so many more thanks for me to write. I hope that my gratitude and love for you all can be felt in this post.