My husband, Geof. No matter how ridiculous I can be at times, he is always there to keep me grounded and make me smile. When he came into my life, I knew it was something special. We may not be perfect, but we’re perfect for each other. There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not happy to have him by my side.
My mom. Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have someone as caring and selfless as she is. She puts herself before others and works so hard. She’s achieved so many goals and even taken some chances I don’t know if I would have had the guts to attempt. I remember when I was in my early 20’s, she bought a small motel at the beach and ran it for the summer. It was so great to spend weekends there with my girlfriends. After that summer, she decided the motel business wasn’t for her and turned around and sold it. I give her so much credit for even taking that chance. She raised me as a single parent with help from my grandmother and she is so strong and I admire her for everything she has taught me and the women she has encouraged me to become. She has refused to let me believe that anything is impossible.
My dad. Growing up, he lived about 50 miles away and there was never a weekend or visit that he missed. He never complained about the drive and always used it as our time to catch up. Each visit, he had fun activities planned and wanted to make everything as special as possible. He took me to Disney World when I was about 8 and I remember it being so magical. There isn’t anything he wouldn’t have done to try and make me happy. I have so many fun memories of our times together while I was growing up; fishing trips, theme parks (he’s the first person to get me on a roller coaster), sledding, ice skating…ahhh, there are so many.
My dad lives in South Carolina now, but there isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not thankful for how hard he worked to be an important part of my life. I wish that I could see him more often.
My friends. I’ve said it so many times and I’ll say it again. I’m an only child and my friends mean everything to me. I have some of the sweetest girls in my life and I couldn’t ask for more. Being an adult definitely teaches you that it’s the quality verses the quantity of your friendships that is most important.
My dogs. They’re the sweetest, cuddliest and cutest little dogs I’ve ever seen. One of the best feelings that I get on a daily basis is coming home to them and seeing how excited they are to see me. A dog’s love is unconditional.
I’m also thankful for beautiful sunsets, 4 different seasons, having my own house (even if it’s small), having a car that’s paid off (even if it’s old and needs repairs from time to time) and holidays filled with lots of family!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my wonderful blog friends! I hope your day is filled with lots of yummy food and happiness.