2008 has not been the best year. In fact, it's been overtly crappy in parts (hello, peanut allergy & damn dental bills), but this is a day to deliberately shift the focus to our blessings. I had to dig a little deeper this year to find the good, but still:
I am thankful for my girls, who illuminate my life with both their sweetness and their shenanigans. I am grateful that they are healthy, smart, and possess the ability to see the funny in life. If they can keep all three, they will be able to get through whatever life throws at them.
I am thankful for my husband, who works hard both at the office and at home to ensure that our lives are comfortable and our faucets drip-free.
I am thankful for our parents, who provided us not only with the foundation for our lives, but who continue to be supportive of us and stellar grandparents to Bear and Bug.
I am thankful for having a brother and sister-in-law, who I love and look forward to spending time with.
I am thankful that we have a home, unlike so many families who have faced foreclosure and joblessness this year.
I am thankful that our country has managed to come full-circle from its slave-owning past to elect an African American president.
I am thankful for Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show", who kept me sane during the presidential election.
I am thankful that my gum surgery and root canals are in the past.
I am thankful that Mittens has not yet figured out how to open doors, so we can stow her mischievous little self in the family room overnight.
Happy Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for?