Thankful. 2010 Version.

This Thanksgiving was so different from last year. I am sure I don’t need to explain why.

Thanksgiving is usually one of my favorite holidays. It’s like the only American holiday that isn’t completely over-commercialized. And it’s all about delicious food. I don’t think I need to spell out how awesome that is. But it’s also all about family time, and holidays like that are tough, being separated and still in the middle of all the divorce stuff. I woke up this morning feeling pretty bummed. I moped around the house for awhile before getting ready to leave with Caroline for our Thanksgiving plans. I fully planned on being that newly divorced girl and drinking too much wine and making things awesomely awkward by talking loudly about my divorce.

But once I got moving and spent some time with family and friends, I started thinking more about how much I really do have to be thankful for… and there are so many things…

I’m thankful for my daughter, who amazes me and entertains me and melts my heart every single day. I’m thankful for my family, and for my close friends who are family to me, even if we aren’t related by blood. I’m thankful that I did go back to school to finish my degree, and thankful that I’m finally graduating this May.

And now I’ve typed “thankful” so many times that the word is starting to look really weird and I keep questioning whether or not I’m spelling it right. But, anyway…

I’m thankful for my freedom from a relationship that was no good for me, and that I don’t have to pretend anymore that I am happy. I’m thankful for this chance to have a new life and a fresh start. I’m thankful to have hope for the future.

Life is good, really. It gets better every day. And I’m really, truly so thankful for that.

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  1. by Jenifer

    On November 26, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Im glad you are happy. Happy Thanksgiving (a day late).