I am thankful for the love in my life. I am so lucky to have found the one person in the world that totally gets me. He supports every single harebrained scheme I cook up, he’s not afraid to do the hard things, and he’s there for me no. matter. what. There have been some bumps in the road, especially in the beginning trying to work out that blended family thing, but he’s willing to put in the work that makes us stronger every year.
I am thankful for my son. He’s grown into an intelligent, open-minded, caring adult who judges people not by the labels they wear, the color of their skin, or whom they choose to love, but by character alone. I am exceedingly proud of him.
I am thankful for my family. We are few, and we are spread far between across the country, but we are family. I love you all.
I am thankful that I have my home, and that it’s warm and dry. I may be horrifyingly upside down right now because Nevada was hit especially hard when the housing bubble burst, but those are the risks you take when you buy a house. It won’t be this way forever.
I am thankful for my job. Nevada has 14.2% unemployment, but the construction industry that I work in has a much higher rate. All year long I’ve watched businesses close and friends lose their jobs. Each time it breaks my heart because jobs for these people are very few and far between. I feel incredibly lucky to be where I am, and to work with the amazing group of people I that I do.
I am especially thankful for my friends. You are all so incredibly special to me and I feel very lucky. I have the kind of friends that cheer my successes, give me the butt kicking I need, and hold my head when I cry. You are spread out in different parts of this country and in Canada, and yet I feel like you’re right here with me all the time. Thank you for blessing me with your love.