Thanksgiving time!

It seems that Thanksgiving has become a shopping holiday and not a time to be with family and to be thankful.  Unless you are thankful for sales at crazy hours which I am not.  I am not a black Friday shopper nor am I much of a shopper anyway.

What does Thanksgiving mean to me?  Thanksgiving means family time with lots of yummy food.  You don’t have to have some big organized function for it to be family time.  Simply having family over for a meal and/or hanging out is enough.

This year we are unable to be with family due to the move to Tennessee.  We were invited to one of our son’s friends houses for a Thanksgiving meal.  I love how people invite you into their home and their family traditions when you don’t have family close.  I know we have done the same for people.  I am always happy to have people join us at our table.  Our house/our family has an open door policy when it comes to people needing somewhere to go for the holidays.

I am thankful for many things but I figured I would list a few here.
I am thankful that I am feeling decent right now.
I am thankful for my hunky husband. He is an amazing father, an awesome husband among other titles he holds.
I am thankful for my bonus kids. I love them with all my heart. I am thankful that I get to be a part of their life.
I am thankful for my mom and dad for bringing me into this world.
I am thankful for my puppies for always keeping a smile on my face and loving me when I may be unlovable.
I am thankful for my brother and sister. We are quite the different group of people but that’s what makes us great.
I am thankful for the rest of my family. We have a few nuts in there but that’s what makes our family work.
I am thankful for military family. Being in the military means that you make friends fast and friends become family. I love the bond that is developed, and developed quickly.
There are many other things I am thankful for, this is just a snippet.

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and don’t get lost in the deals. Take a minute or two to think about what you are thankful for.

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