So I am thankful for the bumps and bruises that made me who I am today. From the struggle of paying rent in my youth to building my new home. From miscarriages to 2 healthy children. From "we're not hiring" to being highly sought after. From hourly wage to salaried. From seizures to seizure free. I am thankful for it all.
Now entering this new phase of my life I am thankful of the prospect of hosting friends and family, of parties and get togethers, of being the gathering spot for the neighborhood kids. For Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas mornings. For birthday parties and barbecues.
When we gather tonight at the dinner table, I will remember these things. I will remember these things even as I worry about my children and what their future will bring. And hoping that their bumps and bruises (and some guidance from his parents) will help to create wonderful men who are leaders, great husbands and wonderful fathers.
I hope this post finds you in a peaceful place, an island of tranquility in a sea of chaos, thinking of all you are thankful for including your bumps, your bruises, your knocks and your stumbles.
Happy Thanksgiving 2014