This time of year makes me sit back and think about all I have to be thankful for.
I am so thankful that we escaped all the crazy bad storms others were unfortuneate to get hit with. My heart and prayers go out to them all. I can't imagine a day without power, let alone weeks. And no heat. And flood damage. The list could go on and on.
I am thankful for my 4 kids and my husband. Often times they drive me crazy, but I can't imagine life without any of them. In fact my oldest son leaves for college this August. That's only 9 months away. Every time I think about it, I tear up. The whole dynamic of my house will change. I am so proud of him and excited for him, yet I am going to miss the hell out of him. And my boys are all close in age so they will leave bam, bam, bam. Thank God I have a 4 year gap before my diva leaves. By then maybe I'll be ready for the next stage of life. Travel with the hubby, grandbabies, more writint conferences :-)
I am thankful my husband has a job. This time last year, he lost his job. Devastating because he loved that place and always thought he would retire from there, but then found another one. It was a blessing, but I think he knew from the beginning it was a temporary one to hold him over until he found where he fit in. Amazingly, he is now back with his former job. Hopefully, for good this time. I truly think everything happens for a reason, and now he's back stronger than ever.
I am thankful all of our parents and brothers and sisters are still alive and healthy. And....we all get along :-) The craziest thing is even my hubby's grandmother is still alive at 98! And she still lives alone.
I am thankful for my fabulous agent, who works so hard for us all, and my BC babes who rock and my M&M's who are always there for me.
I am thankful for my friends who are so much fun and keep life exciting.
I am thankful for my health, and that my brain never shuts off and the ideas keep coming and coming.
And last but never least I am thankful for my loyal readers who keep coming back for me and giving me a reason to keep writing :-)