On this Thanksgiving Eve, I would like to share (in no particular order) the things I am most thankful for:
~Being blessed with the love of the most understanding, compassionate, gracious, caring man in the world
~My two wonderful, amazing parents who gave me a childhood I will forever treasure, and who are now doing the same for their grandchildren
~Having two grandmothers still here, continuing to bless me with their love and support, and reminding me every single day what is most important in this world...family
~My health and the health of all of those nearest to my heart
~A roof over my head, shoes under my feet, and the warmth and comfort of a place I am happy to call home
~The gift of my continuing education, and the support of all of those who are making it possible for me to achieve my dreams
~The friendship of some of the strongest, most beautiful, intelligent women in this world who are my sisters in every sense of the word
~Two furry little friends who are always there to greet me and love me in spite of everything
~An amazing, gorgeous young woman who entered my life over 18 years ago and forever changed the person I am for the better. I am so very proud to call myself her mother.
~The most diligent, hard working, responsible 17 year old I have ever known. The sky is truly the limit, and my heart bursts with love and pride for my beautiful girl.
~An outgoing, vivacious 14 year old just entering young womanhood who continues to amaze me every single day with her passion for life. She is a blessing to all who know her.
~The most handsome, compassionate, bright young man I know. Brave and smart and loyal and true. Such a little gentleman, and truly the apple of his momma's eye.
~A sweet, chubby, vibrant little girl with a belly laugh that inspires tears of joy. The crazy toes, the sapphire blue eyes. The smell of her neck after a bath. The feel of her arms around my neck. The soft downy of her hair against my cheek when she's snuggling in. Every tear, every pregnancy scare, all worth it for a lifetime of love.
~The discovery of an amazingly resilient, courageous, loving, brave, compassionate couple half a country away. A couple born to be parents. A couple who one week from today will be here. A couple who one week from tomorrow will be undergoing a transfer that could change all of our lives forever. A couple who have always been a part of our destiny~~in fact, a part of our family.
Please join me in praise and prayer for this unbelievable Thanksgiving gift. This miracle.
Thank you so very, very much to our most amazing God for all of these blessings and more.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!