Sometimes I Get Sappy.

Sometimes I Get Sappy.

Last year I posted one sentence because I waited until the end of the day to post. Today I’m getting it out early so it can be a little something more. I’m going to go with the obligatory theme of thankfulness, what with it being Thanksgiving and all.

I’m thankful that Nathan is finally feeling better (I think) and that he slept all the way to 5:41 this morning. I’m thankful he only woke me up one time during the night (4 a.m.). I can assure you that I will be thankful when he goes to bed.

I am truly, truly thankful for such a wonderful boy whom I love so very much. He has taught me so much. I’m not even going to make a joke about how he’s taught me how to live without sleep, because that would be obvious, and also because this is the part where I proclaim my love for my child without a sarcastic remark.

I’m thankful for my husband – for being by my side for so long, for working so hard for our family, for all of it.

I’m thankful for wonderful friends. I have friends who know what I need, sometimes before I do. I have friends who are like second parents to my kid, which is something I never thought I’d need so much, but, you know, the village. I have friends who let me dump on them daily and they are still there, friends who call just to talk, friends who care about me. I never wanted to need friends, but need them I do, and I’m so thankful to have them.

I’m thankful for a job that makes it easier to keep my family as a priority. It’s not an easy job, it’s not all sunshine and roses, but there’s understanding, and that’s not easy to come by.

I’m thankful for a house full of stuff. Even if I want to get rid of all the stuff and live that minimalist life I keep yammering about, even when that house threatens to fall apart in a new way every other day, I’m so lucky to have what I have and for that, I am thankful.

I’m thankful for the ability to write – the physical ability, the mental ability, the time, and the resources. I don’t know where I’d be without that.

I’m thankful for every single person who reads this blog and for every single comment (OK, not the spam, let’s not go overboard here).

I’m thankful for the writers I know who keep me going, feed my writer-spirit, and who gently say, “Don’t publish that.”

I’m thankful that even when things are crummy, I have hope and dreams and someone to share them with.

I complain often, but I’m thankful. Maybe I don’t say it enough. Maybe all my lamenting makes it seem like I don’t know how lucky I am, but I am lucky and I know it.

Happy Thanksgiving.

This is NaBloPoMo Day 28. You can read more here.

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6 Responses to “Sometimes I Get Sappy.”

  1. Stacie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Michelle! It’s nice to have so much to be thankful for :)

  2. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

  3. I’m loving this. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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