As Thanksgiving in this country approaches, a city in Missouri burns, the fires stoked by the race hustling poverty pimps. It's enough to give one pause to think, "Just what am I thankful for?"
Honestly, I am thankful for a whole lot this year! I am thankful for the resolution of various medical issues in my family this year, including my thyroid diagnosis and treatment. I am incredibly thankful that DH's apnea has been fixed! I really was getting scared I would lose him back in the spring. (I never told him that, but I guess he knows it now...) I am thankful for my mom's continued health. My kids are getting the chance I never had, to know their grandparents and to make those memories to last their lifetimes.
I am thankful for my faith, and the love and support of our congregation. I am thankful I live in Texas, where we have a bit more freedom than in other states. I am so thankful to have the husband I do--he loves and supports, and encourages me when I need it most. (He even puts up with my moodiness that strikes at times.) I am truly blessed to have him in my life.
I am also blessed and thankful for my friendships--some lifelong, others newer. Some even have grown out of that which is shared publicly, on the web. It is a joy to find such kindred spirits out there. It gives me hope, hope for this country, and the generations to come. Thank you all, my friends!
And dogs? I can't forget to count my blessings of the Hounds. Yes, for over 30 years of my life, I have been lucky enough to share my homes with hounds, large and small. Once as a child, it was a dachshund, and now it is Ridgebacks...and my house is truly a home with them in it.