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June 2010

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oh no you didnt

thanks...

Every Thanksgiving by tradition, my mom would make us go around the table before we ate and say what we were thankful for.  I usually came up with something smart assed as I love to do.  Occasionally I would mind my manners, but more likely than not, I would say MY MOTHER'S STUFFING.  Oh how I miss it so.  

I would have posted this last night, but I was being thankful for Cherry Whiskey Sours and POKER.  It was quite fun, actually.

So without further ranting..
First off, Keith.  We've had a rough past year and a half, but things have definitely been on the up.  He's trying hard to get better, both with the PTSD and me.  I'm still happy that he works such long hours so I can stay home for now with the kids.  I'm thankful that he puts up with my goofyness, my sarcasm, my prima donna moods, and no matter what I cook he tells me it's the best he's ever tasted.  He's always been my shoulder to lean on and I've needed a bit of that this year.

My oldest son, Elijah.  Eli is me, wrapped in a package that looks just like Keith.  He is so smart.  He's got my mouth.  He keeps me on my feet, makes me think 2 steps ahead of him.  He saved my life 4 years ago and keeps brightening my day every day.  There is nothing better than waking up to his face saying "MOM!  SUN UP! WAKE UP!!" except for when it's at 5AM.  He keeps me in playdo, crayons, flying kites, planning birthday parties.  He shows me the magic of innocence and how much fun it is to be young.  

My youngest daughter Rhiannon.  She put me through hell in March and has ever since.  She is my everything.  She's definitely my baby.  Where Eli loves his daddy, Rhiannon mostly loves me.  She's such a happy baby, all smiles and loves attention.  Shes only 9 months now, but I can't wait to see how she will grow and what she will become.  Im not thankful that she has NO TEETH though, they better make an apperance soon.

My parents.  For their support.  For always making me need to better myself.  My main reason for doing the things I do in life are to make sure that they approve and are proud of me.  For making me the person I am today, good and bad.  For making me think outside the box.  And my mother for teaching me to have an excellent taste in music.  "You're the reason why the opera's in me"

My sisters.  I don't know Chelsea as well as I should anymore, but that's to be expected with a 10 year gap.  Jessica on the other hand, is always there for me although she is a bigger brat then me.  I can't wait until we live in the same zipcode so we can hang out more than once a year.

The fact that I am alive and healthy.  For the most part, everyone I know is too.  

That I have a place to live.  It may not have a dishwasher, but it does have a roof and that's a start.

My friends all over the world.  If I have anything I need to talk about, I post it on the internet.  People read it and care.  That means a lot to me.  They may not be around the corner, but most are just a click away.

My radio show, when I was doing it.  It was my pride and joy and made me feel like I was accomplishing something.  I love music, it's my passion.  And I loved nothing more than knowing I had fans of my show religiously tuning in every week.  

For the chance to go travel next month to Hawaii.  This will be one of the most exciting things in my life.

There are many more things i am thankful for this morning, but we'll leave it at that because it's long enough.  

I am thankful for YOU.  :)

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