Thursday, November 18, 2010

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is just 1 week away, so I thought I should give a little thanks. Thank you first to all of my blog readers. I don't know all of you, but I love that you read my blog. I started this thing as a bit of an experiment.  A way to tell everyone about wedding planning, without shoving it down their throat. If they wanted to know, they could read my blog. If they didn't care, they wouldn't read. It quickly evolved into something much more, and the response I have received has been overwhelming. Three years ago, I made a truly a life changing decision to start blogging. So, thank you so much for reading. For allowing me to write who I am, in the rawest, and more honest way possible. This is me, this is my life, this is the journey I am on.

So this isn't usually the tone of my blog, because well...I'm just not good at the sugary sweet. And I mean that in the nicest way. I'm just not the kind of girl who walks around hugging everyone. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but that's just not me. I also have this great inability to cry. Unless it relates to animals. At which time I cry like a baby if anything happens to a puppy.

And I cry for really sad things, but I can't cry for like weddings, or happy occasions.  There's something wrong with me - anyone want to diagnose? One of my very best friends is about to get married (in case you don't read my blog, and you haven't heard my 87 references to this wedding), but the chances are slim that I will cry. I will be blissfully happy for her, but I just can't cry. I didn't even cry at my own wedding.

So here goes with my once in a lifetime sugary sweet blog post....with all of the changes coming up in December, I thought it was time to say a little 'Thanks'. I can't mention everyone - but just a little thanks.

*I am thankful for this house that we are about to move into. I am thankful for the ability to build it, for the support from my family and friends, and I am thankful to be moving out of the shoebox. (Okay, I'm trying to be sweet)

*I am thankful for my family -
               My mom, well if you haven't met her, you probably should - she's about the coolest lady ever. And I know I'm bias, but seriously, she's pretty freaking amazing. And she takes my 47 calls per day, freaking out about my issue du jour.
              My dad - he drives me nuts, but in a good way. Well most of the time. He's a pretty funny guy (just ask him), and he's the most helpful guy you'll ever meet. He offered to take off work after we move and just unpack all of my stuff for me so I wouldn't have to worry about it. I politely declined because, he would do just that, but he would organize it in some crazy way. For example, he would decide that he should organize the closets by color - so every item that we own that is red - should go in one closet. Red plates, red shirts, red towels, in one closet. But seriously, how nice is that?
            Jers -  My husband. Have I mentioned that I married the greatest guy around? Sure, he says the most ridiculous things, but isn't that the charm? And he is the best dog dad you'll ever find. Yea, I'm lucky - he's pretty darn spectacular
            My sister - Second only to my dad, the most helpful girl around. The only thing that would make her even more spectacular than she already is? If she would bring me a niece or nephew :-)

*My friends - I'm pretty darn lucky to have amazing friends from every stage of my life. My elementary school best friend is still, my very best friend/sister/soulmate/confidant. My college roomate/best friend remains the person that knows knows me better than I know myself, the one who has changed me more than any person I have ever met, and the mother to my "nephew". And my after college girlfriends (friends of my husband that I stole) remind me everyday to be myself, and enjoy each day, and live with passion.

So....life is not perfect. It never is. Very close people (and dogs:-( ) in our lives are very sick. But for a little while, just stop and find reasons to be thankful. There is a lot.

So this December I am thankful for...
Our Home
Our niece, who turns 2 in December, and our nephew, who will be born in December!
Our friends, who will marry in December

Lots to be thankful for. Much love.     

Next blog...back to the ridiculous.     

2 comments:

Scorpicon said...

Thanks for being awesome yourself. You're a great friend to have.

Rachel Rosen said...

Thank you, love you!