Today, just like many other Americans it crossed my mind what am I REALLY thankful for? Of course, every day I am thankful for all the blessings in my life, but today we all give it an extra thought.
|Me in 1999|
My Past, while like most there is some of my past I would like to leave in the past, but much of it I want to take with me to my future. From my past, I am most thankful for my very FIRST job! I am thankful for Bollinger County Builders Supply and the man who hired me Leroy Minson. Today as I cruised through my hometown to visit my parents, I thought about my days behind the counter at Builders Supply. The great folks that I met there, the kind people who taught me stuff I needed to know, and the contractors that would give me a hard time. I remember the day I learned how to use a Circular Saw, the day I learned to cut glass, and the day I learned the difference between PVC and CPVC pipe. I may never use these well-learned skills and knowledge again, but I am thankful I know this stuff.
My Present, I can honestly say I never guessed I would be where I am today. I have no clue where I thought I would be, but family life “IRONICALLY” was not in my plans. I know snarl at me, think of me as a bad person, and laugh at the irony. I was told very early in life that once I had a baby I would no longer be the baby….well that is TRUE, but I am the baby’s momma, which is even BETTER.
|My CRAZY family 2011|
Every day I think about how lucky I am to have “accidentally” met Ryan and we “accidentally on purpose” had to two AMAZING kids together. I have been more than blessed with my crazy kids, my patient husband, and the great friends that surround me. This year I have met so many people, built new relationships, and reconnected with old friends! Each and every one of you have inspired me and touched my life in some way and I am so THANKFUL for YOU!
My Future, I have no clue what the rest of 2011 or what 2012 holds, but I can say I GOTTA GOOD FEELING! Life is beautiful, and we can make more beautiful each day, and I am THANKFUL for a BEAUTIFUL future!
Here is to you and yours, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy this beautiful holiday season!