Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful

With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, I thought that it would be the perfect time to reflect on some things that I’m thankful for.

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.

19 comments:

jenjen said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Your Thankful list was great. Your husband sounds so nice and your mom sounds amazing - what a brave woman!

XOXO
Jen

Danielle said...

Such a sweet post. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

xoxo,

Danielle

Beth Dunn said...

Seriously your dog is SO cute! Happy Thanksgiving honey. xoxo

SC

Her Preppiness said...

Happy Thankgiving

Melissa said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

That picture of your husband's reaction to you on your wedding day is absolutely adorable!

Brittany Ann said...

Happy Thanksgiving dear friend!

Tasha said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I love your list of blessings and once again, I adore your wedding pictures! I hope you have a great day friend!

Preppy Coastee said...

I love this post, the part with your dad is so sweet!! Have a wonderful day and let's get together very soon!

Christa said...

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving too!

Luna said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

MG said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Join the Gossip said...

Sounds like you are a lucky gal!

KAC said...

Hope you're having a great Thanksgiving!

Jill said...

Love this post! I still love it that you love your girlfriends and stay in touch and hang out (even though you're married) Ha!

Hope you're having a great Thanksgiving. Love ya, friend!

Gwen said...

What a beautiful post!!! I hope you have enjoyed a fabulous Thanksgiving!!!

Also, when are you flying in to teach me how to ice skate? XOXO

Kristin said...

What a beautiful post. And I just love all those photos. I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Blair said...

This is beautiful. That picture of Geoff is priceless, I love it. HELLO, where in SC does your dad live? I live in Charleston but all of my family (and best friends) are in Columbia. You have so much to be thankful for missy, I enjoyed reading this and seeing these beautiful pictures!
xoxo,
Blair

MCW said...

Such a sweet list...and I LOVE the pic of Geoff!!!

Katie said...

that first picture is adorable!