It's nearly the last day of November, and I have yet to write a gratitude post. Not because I am not grateful, but because I have so very much to be thankful for that it sometimes seems overwhelming to me to sit down and write it out.
This year, however, I am most thankful for my family.
For three beautiful daughters who teach me how to be a better mother, a better daughter, and a better person. Every single day I learn something from them. Sometimes I learn that feathers make a very apropo Thanksgiving accessory and other times I learn about faith, hope and charity. Mostly I learn that they are amazing children, given to me by a loving Father in Heaven, and they make my life worth living.
For a wonderful husband who loves me and treats me like a queen, even when I definitely don't deserve such treatment. He is such an amazing father, and I have always love watching him with our children. They adore him, and I'm so happy they have such a great example of a loving father and husband.
For being born of goodly parents. Who are amazing people and from whom I learn so much, even still. They continue to do so much for me and my little family, and I am forever in their debt. From replacing my toilets to just being there when I need to talk, I can always count on them.
And finally, for my three brothers, who are also amazing people. I hate that we are literally in four corners of the country (Seattle, Miami, Utah and Michigan) and rarely get to see each other. I cannot wait for the vacation of the century in January, orchestrated and paid for by my parents, when we will all get to see one another again. Bria even has a countdown on her white board...not for Christmas, but for the cruise.
So much to be grateful for, indeed. But the older I get, the more I realize that it's the people I love that make life most wonderful. Family is forever, and for that, I'm forever thankful.