Happy Thanksgiving everyone! When November rolled around, I had planned on doing my daily "I'm thankful for..." like I did on FB last year but I was way too busy to even blog very much. So instead, I'll take the opportunity today, on Thanksgiving, to recognize everyone and everything that I'm thankful for.
I'm thankful for....
~My kids. Noah and Emmy are the 2 greatest blessings in my life. While there are times (a lot of times) that I question how good of a Mom I'm being or how on Earth I was allowed to have children, I cannot imagine my life without them. They are the reasons I get up every morning.
~The Hubs. We've had our ups and downs but through it all, we've hung in there and made an amazing life together. He's the best Daddy to our kids. He's my best friend. He's wonderful. I love you!!!
~My family. I have the best family, hands down. My mom is my best friend. My dad is amazing. My brothers are great (don't tell them I actually said that!) and their girlfriends are amazing women. I don't know how many families can still sit around a dinner table for hours, talking and laughing about anything and everything, and truly enjoy it.
~Health. The health of my children and my health. Working in oncology like I do, I've seen the worst of things. It's also turned me into a crazy person because every leg pain or additional bruise my kids have automatically sends me spiraling down thinking they have leukemia....true story...my pediatrician thinks I'm crazy. Every day I'm surrounded by families who have been rocked by a cancer diagnosis and every day, I thank the Lord that the Hubs and I are not in their shoes. We have 2 healthy children. It's a blessing in itself.
~My job. While we're talking about cancer, let's just say I love my job. I never wanted to be in oncology but stumbled into it and fell in love. It is the most rewarding work I've ever done. But it's also the hardest. No matter how hard I try, I can't help but fall in love with my patients. I know that makes me a better nurse to them. But it also makes me hurt with the families when the patients don't fare so well. To all my angels, thank you for everything you've done for me!
I hope everyone has a great day! Enjoy the parade (I have it on right now). Eat lots of turkey. But most of all, give thanks!