Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Many of my friends on Facebook have been saying each day what they are thankful for. I think this is wonderful and I also think we should think of these things more often. Thanksgiving is two days away and we will be traveling to visit my family in Upstate NY (no this is not by NYC). Life has changed for me in a lot of ways since we moved up to Michigan. I am thankful to be closer to all of our family. Although I do not see everyone as much as I would like... I am thankful that at times like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other times in between we are able to be together. I am thankful for my husband, Mike. He has moved around the country with me, supported me in my career and life in general, he is truly a blessing. For my friends far and near. I have great friends around the country from my various stages in life. I miss you all so much and wish each one of you would move into my neighborhood yet I am so glad I can call you friend. I am thankful for Zoomer the cat... I fear that he is getting close to his next journey... but I love him in all of his crankiness. I am thankful for Molly the dog. The best dog and pit bull a girl could have. She brightens our lives and snuggles like no other. I am thankful for my running group. They have blessed me with balance, friendship, and have pushed me to be healthier and faster (literally). I am lucky to have found them and look forward to many years to come as we run and share life together. I am thankful for JJ, my awesome two year old son. He brings joy, light, happiness, and frustration and I am so blessed to have him in my life. I hope that I can be the mother he deserves as we all grow together as a family. I am reminded everyday as a chaplain that life is short and we all of something to be thankful for. May you in this holiday season and beyond remember that you too have much to be thankful for.