Today I am thankful for my family.
It's hard to find the words to appropriately sum up how thankful I am for my wonderful family. I have a large family as I am one of 5, all 4 siblings are married and 3 out of 4 siblings have had a total of 7 kids. When I was growing up, the size of my family annoyed me at times as it meant a crowded dinner table, long waits for the bathroom (we had 2 for a family of 7, but one was mostly for my parents), and the ongoing battle for my parents' attention. However, now that I am an adult, I love my big, at times loud, and loving family.
I recognize the fact that the holiday season is not a time of joy for everyone as some have lost a parent or loved one or may have other family dynamics that make the holiday season a time of stress or sadness. I feel so fortunate that that is not the case for me. Of course no family is perfect, but I am lucky that despite the fact that we have many unique personalities, we love and support one another and genuinely enjoy the time spent together.
I'm looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow with Phil, my parents, and my 2 brothers and their families. We'll miss my 2 sisters and their families that won't be there, though!
What are you thankful for today? I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend and to those living in the U.S. - Happy Thanksgiving!!