Instead of writing last night as I would have, I decided to write a special blog today on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, as everyone knows, is a day to remind yourself of everything you have and be thankful for that. Well I’ve been doing a lot of that lately, thinking that is, and I wanted to share what I am thankful for.
As some of you may know, my life isn’t easy. Every day is a struggle sometimes and sometimes I’m given more than I can handle. I get through it, though, with the help of a few people.
1. My family. First and foremost I am thankful for my family. It may not be the most functional family out there by far. We have our fights, we have pele not talking to other people, and we have our own differing opinions. But all that aside, my family is the strongest and the most dependable type of people that I have. No matter whether we are fighting or not speaking, when the going gets rough my family is always there for one another. We stick up for one another and fight for one another. There is nothing that my parents, or step-parents wouldn’t do to keep my sisters and I safe, happy, and loved. They would literally lay down their lives for us and I know that we would do the same.
2. My sisters. Although my sisters are part of my family, I am also thankful for just them. I am thankful to have two sisters who are there for me, who I can confide in, and who would always keep me from any harm. Whether it be texting me in the middle of the night to see if I’m okay because she heard me crying (Nikki) or driving me a half hour to see of my fiancé was okay because he wasn’t answering my calls (Sam) my sisters always have my back. I know that, when I have kids, they are going to have not one but three mother like figures who will help them grow and mold into amazing people.
3. My fiancé. Gosh I don’t even know what to say about my fiancé. He is the type of guy who acts all macho and as if he doesn’t care but deep down he’s nothing like that. Deep down he is caring, sensitive, and full of passion that he only let’s out when you least expect it. When I first met him I was broke. My heart was broken and my self esteem was shot. Through the four and a half years that we’ve been otter, slowly he’s been trying to restore the parts of me at I’d lost before I met him. It hasn’t been easy and this year has been a struggle but we’ve gotten through it together. He’s my rock, my confidant, and my own Knight in shining armor. I can’t imagine my life without him and I know that, no matters what life throws at us, we will be able to weather it together. I am so thankful that I met my fiancé when I did and that we’re still together.
4. My friends. In high school I used to have a bunch of friends…there were a whole group of us who used to hang out almost every weekend and after school. We were close enough to be like family…or at least I thought wee we’re. Once we graduated though, my group fell apart. Specifically everyone fell away from me. Why? I have no idea. But that happening showed me that it didn’t matter how many friends you had but the quality of the iend ship. Now I can count on two hands how many close friends I have. If I say ten that would be a lot.bits more like five or six. But I’m okay with that because these are friends that I know will always be there for me. These are friends who I can call at ten at night crying if I need to…or text early in the morning just to say hi. With friends like these I don’t need more than a few and I love them for it.
5. The VACTERL people. If you didn’t know this yet, I have a condition called VACTERL. I’ve had it all my life and finally, a few years ago, I learned about others who have it as well. Though I’ve only actually met two of the people, I know that I can turn to all of them online. They get my troubles when no one else does and they understand my frustration.bi can complain about something to them, something that has to do with the condition and I know that immediately they would understand. They can relate to me the way that normal, healthy peels can’t. This year haas been hard, especially when it comes to my medical stuff, but I was able to start working through it all with their help. I am so glad I met them even if it is only online.
Now that I’ve told you what I’m thankful for I would love to know what you’re thankful for. Family? Friends? That special someone? During times like these, especially with the war going on and the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy, I think it would do everyone good to sit back and remember what’s really important. Remember who and what you can count on when you can’t count on anything else.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you are all blessed with happiness, family, and closeness to you on this day. And I thank the people in my every day life for shaping me to be the person I am today.