Although there are undertones of unsettledness I feel about the origins of thanksgiving (I won't rage about it, it happened, it sucks), it does always serve as a reminder to stop and remember what we are thankful for.
It's also a really great reason to have a family gathering and eating turkey. (even though I don't think I'll be getting turkey this year *sob*)
This year I am thankful for
- the amazing birth we had
- my families support in the early months. Most specifically Sister S. who came from across the city (over an hour commute some days).
- J. He tries so hard. I don't mean that in a patronizing way. He's got a stressful job, a teen aged son giving him grief, an elderly mom who needs help, and a demanding wife. He's pretty great.
We have a good place to live, heat, water, food.