Thanksgiving is tomorrow, so I thought I would share what I am thankful for today. Mostly because Thursday I will be relaxing at my parents with a mimosa, pretending to stir food once in a while so it appears I am helping.
I know being a single parent means having challenges, but I also realize how lucky I am compared to most people. I am thankful for a loving, supportive family. A family who would bend over backwards for my son and me. I am also thankful to love close to a large portion of my family. I don’t have to drive more than 10 minutes to see my grandparents, cousin or parents. I am thankful my parents love taking HJ every now and then so I can relax…even if relaxing means putting on make up and heading out on the town or going to the grocery store solo.
I am thankful for my friends. I don’t know how I became so lucky to have such amazing people in my life. I have the most beautiful friends. Inside and out. They lend a shoulder to cry on and keep me laughing. Although many live in different cities, we still stay in touch and keep close.
I am thankful that I don’t have the daily struggles many people do. HJ and I have a warm place to sleep at night, we always know where our next meal is coming from and always have clothes that fit (usually stain free!).
I am thankful I have a job that understands I may need to take an hour or two off to take my son to the doctor. A job that allows time off with family. And a job that sincerely has my well-being in mind.
I am thankful for my son. Without him, I don’t know where I would be. He is my everything. I won’t even try to go more in-depth than this, words alone cannot describe how my heart feels.
On a lighter note…have any of you looked at first world problems? They really make you laugh and realize how lucky we are…and how ridiculous some of our complaints are.
Here are a few of my current first world problems…
My hands are cold while trying to type…or maybe it is my iced tea I am holding in one hand.
I had to drive to three gas stations last night to find one that had air to put in my tires.
We ran out of bubblebath. I am not sure how my son will take a bath without them.
My dog ate HJ’s basketball yesterday. HJ slept with the basketball. Last night I had to substitute a soccer ball.
I found out via facebook that Starbuck’s ran out of the red holiday cups (yes, the paper ones). I have a gift card I was going to use, but I will wait until I can get a red cup.
I am the only one in the office today. Boo.