Today I'm thankful for my children. I'm thankful that they're healthy. I'm thankful that they are who they are. I'm thankful that I'm their mom.
I'm thankful for BJ, who works so hard to provide for our family. I'm thankful that he's a far better husband than I deserve. I'm thankful for his sense of humor and his wisdom. I'm thankful that he knows me so well and loves me anyway.
I'm thankful for our extended family, both the Scottish and Irish mafias, as well as BJ's slightly more normal clan. I'm missing those who are no longer here to celebrate with us, especially Aunt Carolyn. I'm thinking of her husband and her children and grandchildren, and hoping that their holidays aren't too difficult. I hope they feel her presence.
I'm thankful for the amazing circle of friends that surrounds us. Though we may not see you as often as we'd like to, whether due to distance or time, I hope you know that you're always in our hearts. I'm thankful for the technology that allows us to be close, even when we're far from each other.
And I'm thankful for all of the readers who don't even know me, but who take time out of your busy lives to peek into mine. I'm humbled and blessed by your comments, your e-mails, and your words of encouragement. Thank you for being a part of our family.
I hope today is full of laughter and amazing food for all of you. I hope that you have as much to be thankful for, this year, as we do.
Happy Thanksgiving! I gotta go cook...