Thursday, November 26, 2009

thankful

I am thankful for . . .
  • my husband. He is my rock, my best friend, and I am so lucky to have him. He's always putting a smile on my face, even in the most serious and sad of moments. Life is better when he's by my side, and I hope that's where he'll be for years to come.
  • my family. Most have been extremely supportive over the last year as we slowly got up the nerve to share our infertility diagnosis, and I'm so grateful to have that extra love, hand-holding, hug, and "thinking of you."
  • my friends. They say a wedding will bring out who your true friends are, but for me, it was after the wedding and after the diagnosis when I discovered my true friends: both real-life and ones I've met through the IF community. You are all truly wonderful.
  • my dog. It sounds ridiculous, but at the end of a rough day, he will always be there to sit by my side. He knows when I'm sad or sick, and as much as he hates to be cuddled, he's been a real snuggler since we've started treatment.
  • my job. My job isn't glamorous or exciting, but I like what I do, and I'm grateful to have a job in this economy where so many people are struggling to survive.
I have many, many other things to be thankful for, but those are the most important. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. And even though most of us are still missing that one little piece of our lives, I hope we can focus on the good today. Learning to be thankful for what I don't have is still a work in progress for me, but like I've written many times before, it's a challenge I would never trade in and one I know I can overcome.

Love you all.

5 comments:

Erin said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm glad you have such a wonderful support system to help you through this. I totally get being thankful for you dog...I couldn't get through the day sometimes without my two pups.

Katie said...

Great post and FWIW, I do NOT think it is ridiculous to be thankful for your dog---perfectly normal and acceptable!

Kelli-Sue said...

Happy Thanksgiving Katie!!!

C said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you the best in the coming year.

ICLW

A baby for Al? said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

All great things to be thankful for. And I hear you on the dog, there just always there to put a smile on your face no matter how crappy of a day you've had.