i am thankful

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for my loving and supportive husband. I am thankful for my wonderful parents. I am thankful to have such amazing grandparents. I am thankful for the 22 years I had with my brother. I am thankful for my beautiful new niece, Allison, who is 3 months old. I am thankful for her brother, Noah, who we only had to love on this earth for 11 months, and for the amount of love fit into his short life.

I am thankful for my extended family and my close friends, and for the outpouring of love they have given me over these difficult years since losing my brother. As I mentioned last year, this is a holiday of mixed emotions for me. It brings to mind the things I have lost, which threatens to overpower thoughts of the many things I still have to be thankful for. But I do have so many blessings in my life. This year, above all things, I am thankful.

3 comments:

mo*reezy said...

I love you, and I am so thankful for you!

liz said...

This is beautiful - mind if I quote you on my blog? :)

I am really thankful we are friends, Amy, though I wish so much we didn't have the common bond that we do. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Elena said...

Your strength, and your way of thinking about things continues to amaze me.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

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