Here it goes:
- My Family. Yes it’s cliché but I really wouldn’t be the person I am without my family. This is true for the members that I picked (hooray for my husband), those that picked me (again, hooray for my husband), those that birthed me and the ones that I didn’t have a choice in the matter (shout out to all my siblings and in-laws!). The love and support that continuously flows is amazing and I am eternally grateful.
- My infertility. I know this sounds super crazy … who would be grateful to be labeled “infertile”? Well because of it I’ve been introduced to many amazing things and people that I otherwise may not have encountered in my life. My infertility has given me something to be passionate about and become an advocate in my own way. It has given me strength in ways I didn’t think I had, like getting back up after reaching rock bottom only to find out that this shit has no bottom. It has given me courage to speak up and speak out, which leads me to my next point …
- Wow! My blog just turned 1! I can’t believe it! What started out as a “let me just put it out there and see” project has turned into my personal passionate cause and continues to teach me things along the way. I never would have thought that I a) could, or would, be a blogger; b) people would read it (and hopefully laugh); and c) I would help people along the way. To you out there who are reading this I am grateful for your support.
- Last but certainly not least, my kids. Literally the fruit of my labor (not just labor as in birth, but all the work it took to get them). I would be nothing without them. They make me laugh and cry … sometimes at the same time. I love our dance parties. I love our group hugs. I love that we dress up as superheroes because it’s a Tuesday. (In turn, I am thankful that DC Comics created Wonder Woman.) I love seeing them love each other and me. I am so lucky that these two guys need me so much … I am grateful for being needed. I am grateful I get to watch them grow up … every day.
I hope you can find something or someone to be grateful for this season. Make sure you tell them how you feel … everyone needs a little extra hug now and again.