So I completely failed at the thirty days of thanksgiving on Facebook. I did a few days and then forgot all about it. My bad. But I am so thankful. It would take pages and pages of internet space to explain all of the blessings that I am thankful for. So I'm going to keep it simple.
Thank you Daddy, for being who you are. For loving me and all of my strangeness and going to work everyday to provide for our family. Thank you for being every bit of the daddy to our children that I hoped you would be. For being a hero to them and showing them the love you have for them. Thank you for playing with them because you want to, not because you have to. Thank you for making me laugh and holding me when I cry. Thank you for understanding that I can be a pain in your ass when we argue and never taking the low blow. Thank you for taking out the trash and shoveling snow. Thank you for for being the love of my life.Thank you for not hating me for writing about our life for everyone to see. Thank you for working so hard to make my dream of staying home and raising our children a reality. Thank you for choosing me to grow old with you. I love you endlessly.
Thank you, Mr. Pants for being who you are. You have taught me that in the face of frustration and fear, creativity and love and chilling the eff out makes life awesome again. You are an amazing little kid. A kid that has all of the qualities already, at two and a half, that I want for you throughout your life. Thank you for being patient with us as we have tried to understand your language and quirks. Thank you for wanting to snuggle in the morning and for playing quietly a few times a day. Thank you for dancing for your baby sister to make her laugh. She loves you so much and I can see that the two of you will be great friends someday. Thank you for making me a mama. Thank you for being a bizarro little dude. This is my favorite part of your personality. You amaze me everyday. Thank you baby.
Thank you Ms. Plum for being who you are. For completing our family. Thank you for your cheery disposition and go with the flow attitude. Thank you for your morning giggles and squeals of delight when you wake up, as if you know the day ahead is bound to be awesome. Thank you for loving your brother so completely. When you laugh at him, it makes him so happy. Thank you for showing your temper every now and again and reminding us that we need to stop acting crazy and all sit and play on the floor together. Thank you for nursing in public without a problem. It makes mama's life a lot easier. Your eyes light up all of our lives. You are such a special little lady. Thank you for your determination. Watching you work at something until you get it, fills me with excitement that you will master anything you attempt with patience and grace. Thank you baby for choosing me to be your mama.
And to everyone else, I am thankful for you. Thank you for the things I have learned from you and the gifts that you have brought to my life. Thank you for being a shoulder to lean on or an ear to bend. Thank you for loving your kids, your grandkids, your nieces and nephews, your parents, your spouse, your pets and total strangers. Because love is all there is is. And every time you practice love, you make the world better. Each of us has that in us. So this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for all of you too. Keep putting love out there in the world. There is nothing more important.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!