It seems trite to write an annual thankful post when everyone else around the country is writing similar memes. But when I am feeling burdened by the daily grind, it seems essential to remind myself that I have a lot to be thankful for not just today, but everyday. How is that for trite?
I am thankful that this will be the first year I'll get to share one of my most favorite Thanksgiving traditions with my son, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
I am thankful for Bennett's growing vocabulary. There was a time when I obsessed over his development, and now I am just grateful for every "it's mine," "no mommy," "I don't like dat," and "microwave."
I am thankful that Rocky and I have decent jobs. Hopefully, next year I'll be able to say we have decent benefits too.
I am thankful that despite weeks long runny noses and coughs that won't go away, we're mostly healthy.
I am so thankful for our home. It feels so good to give my child space to play, a yard to enjoy, and room to grow.
I am thankful for my parents. They are so generous with their time, walking Atticus, picking up Bennett and giving us an afternoon off to be responsible or reckless.
I am so thankful for my in-laws. They love me like a daughter and Bennett like a King.
I am so thankful for my friends. They listen to my gripes, they understand my frustrations and they cheer for my minor victories, like my crafting.
I am so thankful for my husband. Any man that can put up with my twelve-year old sweatpants is a keeper.
I am so thankful I still fit in my twelve-year old sweatpants. I have a feeling I'll be needing them tonight.
Happy Thanksgiving y'all!