A Time to be Thankful
As we move into the week of Thanksgiving I can’t help but focus on all the things for which I am thankful. I have read numerous posts from my friends about their daily messages of thankfulness, I have heard stories on the news about people being thankful and there are the always inspiring stories of those paying it forward this time of year. As I reflect, I could echo many of those same sentiments – however what keeps pushing to the forefront of my mind is two very brave women for whom I am thankful.
November is a special month as we celebrate National Adoption Awareness month. This celebration holds a very distinct place in my heart as adoption is how my family was created. There were two very brave women who made a life changing decision that has in turn, completed our lives. As we begin to celebrate the many holidays upon us, I cannot help but be thankful for these two women. I am hopeful that they find peace in knowing that the children they gave birth to, are in a home filled with much love, laughter and happiness. They are respected and nurtured and loved every single day. The have adoring grandparents and aunts & uncles who spoil them every chance they get. They have cousins to play with, have fun with make lifelong memories with. They have friends in their lives, both their own age and the “big people” who make time to show them the meaning of love, friendship and family. And yes, they have a dog – not just a furry creature that likes to play – but a part of the family who teaches them about responsibility and patience and long walks and squirrels.
So you see, as I reflect this week and acknowledge what I’m thankful for – it is my family. It is my friends. It is those two very brave women for whom I am forever grateful. I will never, ever forget or take for granted the gift they gave. I am thankful…