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Thursday, November 25, 2010

a time for thanks

While this time of year is often a painful reminder of what I don't have, it's also a nice reminder of what I do have:

I am thankful for my wonderful husband, Joey. This year marked our seventh year as a couple, and I can't imagine what my life would be like without him. He supports me in everything I do, he is my rock, and he holds the other half my heart. He is my greatest friend, biggest supporter, and he will one day be the best dad in the entire world.

I am thankful for my dog. Danica has brought so much joy and laughter (and, okay, a little frustration!) into our lives these past six months. No matter what happens, she will always be my first child, and I know Joey feels the same.

I am thankful for family. I read other people's blogs, and I get sad when I think about how some families are not supportive of their loved ones battling infertility. I am very fortunate to have a family who backs our decisions 100% and is there to cheer us on every step of the way.

I am thankful for my friends. I am so lucky to have friends who have stood by me and been there for me during the darkest moments of this year. They say you don't know who your true friends are until you go through the tough times. Thank you to those who stuck around.

I am thankful for my job. I know I am blessed to have a job that I like in this economy, and that I was lucky to find a job closer to home at the end of this year. I'm also thankful for Joey's job. We've come a long way since last year.

I am thankful for my home. It amazes me almost every day that we went from being on unemployment checks last year to owning a home less than a year later. I am so thankful to have a place to call our own, clothes on our back, and food on our table - something many people don't have this holiday season.

And last, but not least, I am thankful for all of you: those who I know from Twitter, blogging, Resolve, etc. While it sucks that we had to meet under these circumstances, I'm glad we found each other. People think I'm crazy when I tell them that some of my best friends and biggest supporters are people I've never met, but it's true. When no one out there understands and I don't want to bother my husband with my voice, this is where I come. I'm so glad we have each other.

21 comments:

Kim said...

what a beautiful list of things to be grateful for. I am so glad we found each other Katie. Many Blessings to you and Joey today and always... xoxoxox

Waiting Lisa said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Katie. I am thankful for your friendship. <3

Kakunaa said...

Wonderful thanks. I count all of my bloggy friends, as, well, friends! It does often seem weird to people IRL, but here, we are more open than anywhere else, and it makes what we all share so very real. Happy Thanksgiving.

Secret Sloper said...

A beautiful list. I am thankful you have all of the above too, as well as the strong and powerful hope that next year, there will be SO MUCH more to be thankful for.

S said...

I am thankful for you, too. Somehow knowing that other women are dealing with the same emotions helps a little.

Happy Thanksgiving!

rebecca said...

Wonderful things to be thankful for indeed. My husband & I have also been married for 7yrs and our dogs are definitely our first babies! Thankful to know you and have the opportunity to cheer you on and follow your journey!

ifcrossroads.com said...

I think my bloggy friends are my best friends. I <3 ya girl.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Alex said...

What a great list - Happy Thanksgiving!!!

manymanymoons said...

Thank you for this post...a great reminder of what we DO have. Have a great Thanksgiving!

MelissaP05 said...

I'm thankful for friends like you. Hugs and have a great day.

Kelly said...

(((HUGS))) to you.

Negative Nelly said...

Very sweet thankful list! Thanks for writing your blog and letting it all out there - makes me (and others) feel like they're less crazy going through the rampant emotions that comes with IF.

Thank you.

Stephanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Katie! I am SO thankful to finding you through our IF journey. Your story, your words, your advice and our email friendship has made such a difference to me in our journey. I'm thankful for you!

Jennifer said...

I am very thankful for you and this community as well. Happy thanksgiving!

Amanda said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
I hope this coming year is filled with amazing things for you!

Conceptionally Challenged said...

Wonderful list. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

someday-soon said...

Great list of wonderful things to be thankful for! Hope you had a wonderful day =)

someday-soon said...

Great list of wonderful things to be thankful for! Hope you had a wonderful day =)

Willow said...

What a wonderful list! And happy Thanksgiving to you!

Adele said...

These are wonderful things to be thankful for.

foxy said...

once again your words speak my truth. I too am so thankful for each of the things that you mention and for many of the same reasons.

This week, after watching pump up the volume, I am so incredibly thankful for the internet and the isolation that it has rescued me from. I can't imagine how I'd manage without you and this community.