A word that encompasses so much in my life, this year especially. What makes this year so extraordinary is that I’m celebrating this First Thanksgiving as a Mom. Last year I had a little turkey inside me almost done baking at 38 weeks.
There is so much to be thankful this year, I mean where do I begin?
I’m thankful for…
You know how some people come into your life and just make everything turn to magic. Well my husband is somewhat a magician in my eyes. He knows what to say to lift my spirits and is such an incredible daddy to our little girl. He is such a hard worker and provider. I couldn’t be more thankful God has brought us together <3
She truly is the apple of my eye. Never in my life have I loved something so deeply that it can be felt in nearly every cell of my body (other than my husband, but it’s a different type of love). I have learned more about myself since becoming a mother than I’ve learned all 32 years prior. Watching her grow and develop her personality is truly remarkable to witness!
My husband is such a rockstar!! He works his butt off so I can be a SAHM. Now don’t get me wrong staying home every day is awesome, it does comes with its challenges, but I certainly wouldn’t trade it for the world. I have been able to work daily with my LO and watch her hit every milestone. I’m blessed beyond words to get a chance to be there for her daily.
Speaking of being a SAHM mom, since I’m at home the majority of the time…I’m thankful for my home. That roof over my head and warm sheets with a whole lotta love under its roof (little Zeppelin reference for ya)! It’s perfect for our little family and I’m so blessed I’ve never had to go without food, warmth and cuddles.
I have always longed for the day to have a family of my own, a unit, a pack. Now that my daughters here, my husband and I have added responsibilities and new titles. Not only are we now Mom and Dad, but we are also Santa, Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy. It’s going to be so neat getting to witness the magic of each holiday with her – I can’t wait!! Outside my immediate family & pet family – I am thankful for my parents, sister, grandparents and other extended family. I don’t get to see them often but thanks to technology like FaceTime and Facebook we can all keep up with each other.
I don’t know if it’s because of breastfeeding, but I have been exceptionally healthy this year. I’ve only gotten one cold and my allergies seem to be better than ever. Other than the small illnesses we all cope with throughout the year I am beyond blessed to be spared from chronic illness and feel so great!