Happy Thanksgiving friends! I hope your day is full of football, good food, and even better memories with family and friends. This year, we are keeping up the tradition of “Friendsgiving” just with different friends (Ashley – we miss you!!). One of the hardest party about being an Army wife is being away from my extended family. I definitely miss my parents, siblings, niece, and nephews today. However, I am lucky that I have my Army family to fill the void.
Today we will be going over to Heather’s house and spending our day with her family. I made sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, and cheddar sage biscuits all from scratch. I am extremely excited to stuff my belly silly.
Beyond the food, today is about giving thanks. I have so many amazing things in my life for which I am thankful. I am thankful that I believe in such a loving God who has blessed me more than I could ever imagine. I am thankful that I have an amazing husband, one who provides for our family and selflessly serves in the Army to ensure that Emmalyne grows up in a free country. I am thankful that I have the most amazing little girl. One who fills my day with sunshine and teaches me about unconditional love and perseverance daily. One who reminds me to find the joy in the smallest things. I am thankful for my parents and in turn step-parents. I have four people who love me the way I love Emmalyne. I am thankful for my sister Heather, her husband Mark, and their three amazing kids. I am thankful for my 2 younger brothers and 3 step-siblings. I am thankful for my friends, near and far, because there are certain friends who truly are family. I am thankful that my extended family includes 17 aunts and uncles, their spouses, and too many cousins to count. We have enough love to power the world.
What are you thankful for today (and every day)?