This year has been one of ups and downs for my family. I have been home with my youngest son on maternity leave for the year, which has given me the chance to spend more time writing and blogging, and also allowed me to be here for my older son's first day of kindergarten. I'm able to walk him to school every day, a luxury I wouldn't have if I were back at my day job. We're figuring out this new schedule and I'm working hard to make my freelance writing career take off, and I'm loving every minute of this new challenge.
It's also been a tough year in many ways. One of my Aunts passed away suddenly, another saw her breast cancer return, and my father in law is currently recovering from a surgery that saved his life. My sister in law's mother passed away days before her grandson's first birthday. My son who is gluten free spent the first half of the year undergoing a barrage of tests and procedures looking for everything from lung caner to leukemia, and we still don't have any answers as to what's causing his enlarged lymph nodes. The search continues.
Still, there have been some great memories and wonderful blessings, and these are the ones I want to focus on this Thanksgiving. I have a wonderful husband and two fantastic children. I'm working at a job I love. I have my parents and my sister and niece and a large extended family. I have a whole network of in-laws who are amazing, and my children even have a set of great-grandparents who are alive and pretty healthy.
I hope you find the important things to feel thankful for, and that the good outweighs the bad. Thank you for reading the blog and making me feel as though I have something to contribute and am not just typing into the wind!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS!