Can I get a whoop whoop for a blog hiatus?! Yes, I have come to the realization that I am, in fact, a terrible blogger. As much as I love writing and chatting with you nice people, I also enjoy my time off of the grid. We spent the past week in Florida getting some quality family time. Sure, I had some down time and could have worked up a blog post, but I’m just not that kind of blogger. Luckily for me, people still actually take the time to read my little blog – which leads me to my thankful list. I may be a few days behind the rest of the blogosphere, but I’m equally thankful nonetheless. Especially for:
1. My readers. That’s right. Y-O-U. You may be part of a very small elite group, but I appreciate every one of you, despite your petite size. I dove into this blog world basically blind, but my readers have picked me up and carried me through with thoughtful comments and suggestions. Muchos gracias.
2. My husband. Yep, mushiness factor has been elevated. Although I’m not the most obvious person (ie. not lovey dovey) I appreciate my husband more than I appreciate modern conveniences, like fingernail clippers and indoor plumbing. Seriously. I’m so thankful to have found the person who is not only my best friend, but completes my life in ways I didn’t even think were possible.
3. My nephews (and niece). I have to admit, I was a bit curious how my family dynamic would change once little ones were brought into the picture. Luckily for all of us, it’s been flipping amazing. What’s better than having cute little boys running around, grabbing your hand to show you every little thing and giggling until you can’t handle the cuteness? And how about the awesome fact that if they poo/cry/flip out, you simply hand them off to the parents? I really don’t know what could be better. I’m sure that having children of your own would be a thousand times better, but at this point in our lives, nephews are just the ticket. I’m so thankful that all of them are in our lives and that they’re healthy and happy little babies.
4. Health. I can’t imagine how difficult my life would be, along with everything else that’s going on, if me or someone close to me was terribly ill. I thank my lucky stars every morning that I wake up and have the ability to breathe and go through life without the burden of a major illness weighing on my shoulders. There are some people close to me who aren’t quite as fortunate, but I’m thankful for the fact that they’re pushing through and staying as healthy as possible. Good health is such a blessing and I hope I never take advantage of it.
5. My In-Laws. You read that one right. I hear so many horror stories of terrible in-laws, and I’m so fortunate for not being able to contribute to those conversations. My in-laws are incredible, loving, funny people who have completely welcomed me into their lives over the past 5 years. I can’t express how fortunate I am to have not one, but two great families to love and share my life with (I promise I’m not being a kiss ass :P ).
6. My Familia. Not to be forgotten is my fantastically wonderful family unit. Living far away and only getting to spend special occasions with them really makes me cherish the times that we do get together. They’ve all supported me through every step of my life and I know that’s something not everyone can attest to. My family is unique, hilarious, brilliant and thoughtful – among 50 billion other things. I love them and am super thankful for every single one of them. And not to be forgotten in the family department, here is a picture of my other little nephew, Master Henry.
How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Is there something you’re thankful for? Share the love, people!