Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I failed to make the time to write anything about the holiday before it happened. Oddly enough, preparing for and taking a week-long trip to Florida with the family seemed to get in the way of blogging. I know, I don't understand it either. However, I decided that it's never too late to share what I'm thankful for, so here goes.
First and foremost, I am thankful for my husband. Jon and I have been together for 24 years now, married for more than 22, and every day I am reminded that I am the luckiest woman on the planet. The man is just amazing. He is patient, kind, funny, supportive, hard-working, ethical, generous......the list goes on and on. Plus he's tall, dark and handsome! What more could any woman want? Seriously, Jon is everything I ever dreamed of in a husband and then some. I can't imagine my life without him.
I'm grateful for my kids. Sure, there are moments when I'd glad sell them all for a nickel, but when sanity reasserts itself, I have really good kids. They're all smart, honest, generous, loyal, and loving. A lot of parents with kids these ages (18, 16 and almost 15) are dealing with really tough stuff. Our biggest problem is getting them to clean up after themselves, and since I'm not exactly a neatnik, well.....let's just say I have some responsibility there too. :-) They're good where it counts, and I'm glad.
Our extended family - both mine and Jon's - is a huge blessing. Jon and I were both fortunate enough to be raised by very good parents, and we continue to have good relationships with our folks. We spent Thanksgiving week with Jon's mom and dad in Florida and it was a great time. Our siblings are all sharp, funny people who we dearly love and enjoy being around as well.
Frankly, the list of blessings could go on and on, but I think you get the picture. God has given me far more than my fair share of good things in life, and I am eternally thankful. There will always be problems in life, but the blessings outweigh them. I hope the same is true for all of you.