Feeling Thankful

23 Nov

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, I find myself quietly reflecting on some of the things I am especially thankful for.

I’m thankful to be spending another Thanksgiving on The Hill. I never thought I’d live in a house like this and now I’m getting ready to cook my second Thanksgiving dinner in my kitchen. Life on The Hill isn’t always easy, sometimes it’s a downright struggle. I’m thankful I have a husband willing to work three jobs to keep us here. I’m thankful that I was able to find a part time gig so quickly when so many are out of work. There’s not a whole lot left at the end of the day, but at least we are able to pay our mortgage and car payments each month, which in this economic climate says a lot.

I’m thankful to have a healthy and (relatively) happy family to share my time with. We don’t always get along but there’s no shortage of love here. I’m so thankful that I have two boys who are eager to learn and are truly loved by their teachers. I know some parents who struggle with getting their kids to love learning and it seems to come so naturally to my boys. I just got home from Cameron’s parent, teacher conference where I was told that Cameron is being put in an accelerated reading program. As someone who struggled with reading most of my young life, I am very proud that Cameron not only loves to read but is a strong reader.

I’m thankful for my friends, both in real life and online. There are some pretty amazing people in my life who have helped me through the tough stuff and laughed with me during good times. I know I am never alone. The ladies of the Philly Social Media Moms have been an amazing source of information and inspiration and I am genuinely thankful to be a part of such wonderful group of women.

I could sit here and go on all day about how fortunate I am to be me, but I won’t bore you with all that.

Even though I’ll be cooking here again this year, I’m not going to let myself get stressed out about the amount of food to be made or getting the timing of everything just perfect. This Thanksgiving I’m going to truly enjoy spending the day with my favorite people and remembering all the things I have to be thankful for.

Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you’re thankful for this year.

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

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