This year was probably the best Thanksgiving I have had since my husband and I have been married. For one, he was actually off this year!! (he usually has to work holidays) Second, I was able to spend equal time with both sides of the family and third was having time with MY little family. Our day started out with my husband and I watching the Macy’s Day Parade. That has been something I have done since I was little and one of the things I have looked forward to sharing with my children. I’m glad that I set it on record because both our kids decided to sleep until 9:40 that morning! (Best morning ever! Go figure though, that would be the day we wake up at 7:30) Once they woke up we all sat together on the couch drinking coffee and chocolate milk snuggling and enjoying the parade. I loved the excitement in my little boys voice when he saw the balloons and floats. Perfect morning to start off Thanksgiving. Now the day before is when we went to my family’s house. Everyone was actually able to make it there on time and we ate as a family. If you knew my family then you would know how big of a deal this is. My family is the kind that is constantly fighting with someone and no one is ever all together at the same time. So the fact that this was able to happen this year was awesome! Thursday is when we went to my husbands family’s house. His family is the total opposite of mine. They are conservative and soft spoken as well as being big into church and God. They have helped me to grow into my relationship with God and have helped me to become a much (much!) better person. Which in turn helps me to be a better mom. We are trying to raise our children to know and love God. (Now with that being said the only one who understands right now is my little boy who is 3. Our little girl is only 4 months.) And my little boy made me so incredibly proud when he asked if he could say the prayer before we ate. Perfect Mommy Moment that I will never forget. It was very short and sweet and you couldn’t really understand him. But he did it and that’s more than I can say for myself. I couldn’t have done that as a child. I was so scared of what people thought even at a young age. I love his innocence and how he is not afraid of anything. Its very inspiring and he’s only 3!
Having these moments make you realize how blessed you truly are. I heard something on the radio today that was so true. It said “the things you take for granted today where once blessings”. Ain’t that the truth! We all need to remember to be thankful not just on Thanksgiving but everyday. I am thankful that I have my family who supports me in everything I do, friends who love me no matter what and a God that loved the world so much he gave his one and only son so that we the world can have everlasting life.
What are you Thankful for? How did you spend your Thanksgiving? I want to know! Leave me some comments