Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I am thankful
This has been a tough week. Sunday started out as any other day. Relaxing with my family, writing and reading. Mid afternoon I texted my best friend to give her a hard time about a book I've been harassing her to read, only to get a frantic reply. She unexpectedly lost her husband.
It's so sad that sometimes it takes a tragedy like this for other people to realize how truly lucky we are. My dear, sweet, wonderful friend has lost a husband at the age of 34. I just want to hold her tight and make everything go away. But I can't. All I can do is be there for her, love her and do anything she needs to help.
With Thanksgiving around the corner and the heartbreaking reminder I've just received on how SHORT live truly is, how you never ever know what will happen, I want to share some of the things I am grateful for. What I thank God for every day and will remember to hold a little tighter from now on.
1. For my family. I have the BEST husband a woman can ask for and two incredible, beautiful girls. I'm so lucky to have them. I will Cherish them every day.
2. My health and the health of my family. You never know when that will be taken away from you. We need to take care of ourselves. Health is a fragile, fragile thing.
3. My friends. Man, I have some of the best friends. People come in and out of your life, some stay longer than others and some you know you will have until the day you die. I am so grateful for all of them. For support, love, friendship, laughs. I don't know what I would do without them.
4. That I can do what I love. I write. I stay home with my totally rockin' daughters. How lucky am I? That I get to see every new thing they do. To pick up and drop my oldest off at school. Do homework with her. Bring my little one to the park and teach her how to count. AND, I get to tell stories, the one thing I've always wanted to do. I am so incredibly blessed.
There are SO many more things I'm grateful for. So much that makes me lucky that I would be here all day if I shared them all. Now, I'd like to know what YOU'RE thankful for. What do you thank your lucky stars for?
And please, I'd love any prayers for my friend. She has a long road ahead of her and can use any and all good thoughts.