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.

3 Thoughts on “Thanksgiving

  1. Oh my hands are always cold too. But you are right, we are so very blessed. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving:-)

  2. Love this. :) Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  3. Courtney on November 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm said:

    I’m thankful for this blog!

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