With it being Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to acknowledge all the things I am thankful for. If I’m being honest this time of the year has been a little bit of a struggle for me. I come from a super close family, and so this time is always filled with the best family time. It has been a struggle for me this time around because this time of the year last year is the last family time I got to spend with my dad. I’m so grateful beyond measure that it was the holiday season, because we got so much extra time with him. We were also living with my parents after we sold our first house, and waiting to close on our new house. Realizing we are coming up on a year and thinking of all the things I miss talking to my dad about has been really hard. But, there are still so many things I am grateful for.

My Husband: This man is the greatest man in the world. I can’t even put into words the amount of love I have for him, and how grateful I am for him to have come into my life. This past year has been a struggle and I couldn’t have ever done it without him right by my side. He is my rock

Our Son: With a lot of the things we have gone through in the last year being fertility related, I couldn’t be more grateful for our son. We are so blessed to have been given the chance to raise this tiny little human!

My Family: As mentioned above I come from a close family, and I have the greatest parents in the world who are the reason for that. I’m so grateful for the greatest mom out there, who is always there no matter what. For the 2 best brothers, who in their own way always make sure the family is protected. And my only sister who is the best built in best friend and one of the funniest people I know. I also will get a bonus sister next year and don’t think Cole could have chosen any better!

Extended Family: This covers them all, besides my immediate family. I am truly blessed to not only have the best extended family, but also the best in-laws! My aunts, uncles, and cousins have always been close knit and are always there when you need them. I also have the greatest mother, father, and brother in law anyone could ask for. All around I don’t think I could have hand picked a better family.

Friends: Im super thankful for every single one of my friends…near and far. For the ones I talk to regularly, and the ones that aren’t as frequent but pick up right where we left off. The people who have been there for me for so many years and new ones I’ve made along the way.

God: Last, and probably most I am so thankful for God. Thankful for every person he perfectly planted in my life. For every road he led me down. For showing me the way when my light went dark. For unanswered prayers, and then the answered. I am able to be thankful for everything and person in my life because of the purpose he has given me.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. Don’t forget to hug your loved ones as close as you can ever chance you get.

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