Today Xander, David and I will take a trip to Murfreesboro, TN, to visit Grandaddy and Nana for Thanksgiving. We will be joined by Erin, Nathan, Kaitlyn and Patrick, my aunt Karen and Cheryl, and many of my stepmom's family.
I wanted to take this time to mention the many things I'm thankful for. I am thankful for Jesus, without whom nothing in this life would matter. I am thankful for my beautiful family - my amazing husband who has stood by me through the best and the worst times, my sweetheart of a son who brings joy wherever he goes. How is it that a laugh can be so infectious? His certainly is! I'm thankful for my mom who has always been there for me and continues to be an amazing influence, mentor, and friend. I'm thankful that both mine and David's mom have such an amazing relationship with Xander and that they care enough to want to spend time with him. How glad I am that I get to send Xander to them while I'm at work and not to a daycare. I'm thankful for all the people I'm surrounded by daily who love me and have my best interest in mind. I'm thankful that David has a job, even if we don't know how long it'll last. I'm also thankful that I have a job, and not just a job, but one I enjoy. I'm thankful that I get to make a difference in the lives of young people in Charlotte by introducing them to books and literacy. I'm also thankful that I get to work part-time so that I can spend the majority of my time with little Xander. I'm thankful for my many friends. They're such a support and encouragement to me.
I'm sure I could name so many more things that I'm thankful for, but these are foremost in my mind right now. I hope everyone has an opportunity during this holiday season to give thanks. Thank God for the many blessings he has given us. And take a moment to say thank you to someone who's really touched your heart over the past year. Everyone be safe and have a very happy Thanksgiving!