ThankfulPosted: November 21, 2012
I know everyone is doing all these thankful posts, so I will try not to bore you all to tears as I tell you what I am thankful for.
I am thankful for my daughters. All five of them. I have different relationships with all of them, but they are all equally special to me. Those girls can move me to tears at a moments notice. I am ever so thankful to see my Mack grow into a young woman. I am thankful that the big girls and I have all, for the most part, gotten through the ugly issues we have had off and on for the last thirteen years. I am thankful for my Mea. Watching her grow up has been so much fun, our lives wouldn’t be the same without her in them.
I am thankful for my husband. Even if he makes me completely crazy at times, I still love him. Things have been much better. Sometimes you forget that marriage is work. It takes an effort. It takes communication. It is not always easy. Sometimes it is hard as hell, and you wonder why you keep torturing each other. Then you remember, you love each other. It’s worth the battle.
I am thankful for my parents. They are good people. They love us all a lot. They love their grandkids. They are supportive, and just two great human beings.
I am thankful for our grandkids, right now especially the little ones. Those two baby boys are just adorable. With all those girls of ours, it is a totally different experience being around little boys. Not to mention that I have a little baby to snuggle again. I kind of can’t wait until he can come for an overnight visit. I have even dusted off Mea’s old pack-n-play, and found all the “baby” parts for it. It will be nice for it to be in use again.
I am thankful for my friends. Right now, it seems that the majority of my friends live in my computer, and on my cell phone. I am ever so thankful for each and every one of you. Every comment, email, tweet, text, phone call or Facebook comment makes my day. For the ones who talked me down off the of crazy train a while back, I will be forever indebted to you. Anything you need, I am here for you as well. I hope that you all know that.
I am thankful that I found Mea’s birth family. I am so thankful for the letter that I have received. Even if it is the only letter we ever receive from them, at least I have something for Mea. I think of them daily. I hope that all is going well for them. I worry and fret about them. I always have hope, even when I go to the PO Box and it is empty week after week, that hope is still there. One of these days, maybe there will be a break through in the relationship, and it will no longer be one-sided, but until then, I am going to keep sending cards, letters, photos, and the occasional art project to them.
I could probably go on, but I think this about covers it for now.
Have a great Turkey Day everyone.