So, thanksgiving is coming. It's just 2 days away, yet I'm finding it hard to get in the spirit. It could be that Brian is working 12 hours and it's just not the same without him. It could be that celebrating thanksgiving on the Sunday after it just doesn't seem as festive. It could be the worry about money and healthcare and all of those things that are unknown with a new job. It could be the busy days that keep me from having time to think and plan. But whatever the reason, thanksgiving is almost here and I'm having a hard time finding the excitement for it.
Despite all this, however, I am thankful for many things.
I'm thankful for my family. We are happy, we are healthy, we love and support one another. They are the cornerstone of my life and I am thankful every day for them.
I'm thankful for Brian's new job. Yes, despite the money issues and the unknown about benefits, new coworkers, etc., I'm so thankful that he got this job. He has such an excitement about going to the road, about a new, well-equipped, family-friendly department, about being a police officer out on the street and serving our community. I know he'll be great at it and I'm thankful that he's found the position he has searched for.
I'm thankful for what we do have. It may not always be a lot, it may not always be everything we want, but it's everything we need. Family and friends and love and support and this wonderful house of our own and our pets and a safe neighborhood and great teachers.
There are so many reasons why our lives are wonderful and so many reasons to be thankful this thanksgiving.