Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on | November 24, 2011 | 4 Comments

I thought for a moment about taking down last night’s post.

I thought about erasing those thoughts and feelings from the world wide web and pretending they never happened.  But then, that wouldn’t be very honest of me, and I think you all know that you can expect brutal honesty here.  So I’m leaving it up, if only as a reminder that everyone has those moments when it feels like nothing is going right.

But this morning, things look a lot brighter.

The sun is shining, the coffee is made, the food is all cooked and I have a dear friend on her way down from Atlanta to keep me company for the next few days.  I am blessed.  I am fortunate.  And despite how I felt last night, I am most definitely not alone.

Sometimes I forget that being by myself doesn’t mean I am alone.  Sometimes I forget that just because there is no one here ALL the time, that doesn’t mean there aren’t people when I need them.  I have a wonderful and tangled web of friends that reach farther than I’ve ever traveled in my lifetime.  I have a wonderfully supportive family who know me well enough to know NOT to say it’s PMS when I call crying and explaining that my life is a disaster because a nail broke. I am so lucky to have former in-laws who want to be a part of my son’s life and who even seem to genuinely want to be a part of mine.  I am fortunate to have an ex-husband who knows as well as I do that our son is better off with me full time than he would ever be with him.

I am very fortunate.

And sometimes it is hard to remember all of that when the tidal wave of emotion starts to roll in, pounding me with tears and aching, heart-rending sadness.  It’s okay to be sad.  It’s okay that I have tough days.  It’s okay that last night’s post makes me uncomfortable to read… because you know what? We ALL have those days.

And the thing I’m most thankful for this year, is that even though those days still come, they come fewer and farther between.  I am most thankful that though I know those days will continue to come, I also know now that they will be followed by days like today… days when everything is brighter and sunnier, when everything is crisp and clean and full of promise.

There will be more sadness.  There will be more tears.

But you know what? There will be so many more laughs, so many more snuggles, so many more moments of perfection and I believe whole-heartedly that those moments will far out number the tears.

Happy Thanksgiving!!


4 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving”

  1. aim
    November 24th, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    Happy thanksigiving doo-dah!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  2. MaconMom
    November 24th, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    Wishing you an awesome day!!! Thanks for leaving it up, as I just saw it. You make me think twice about the words that come out of my mouth around here!

  3. Elizabeth
    November 24th, 2011 @ 7:27 pm

    I just wanted to letyou know that my heart was with you today, especially. As we blessed the food, I was praying for a year of bountiful blessings ahead for you. No, a lifetime. Because you deserve it, and not simply because you’ve had one terrible year, but because apart from all of that, and in spite of it, you are a beautiful person, and you bring so many blessings to those around you. Lots of hugs your way 🙂

  4. Lola M.
    November 27th, 2011 @ 1:56 am

    Sometimes tears are needed to make room for gratitude and laughter…

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