This year I had a very nice simple, easy-going Thanksgiving with my family. My mom and dad came from Philadelphia, my sister Shanice came from across town and my aunt “Candy”, her husband Will and daughters Symirah and Zaria joined us as well for the occasion.
I think I was even more thankful because I actually didn’t cook a thing! My mom had to do what she does and that is jump in the kitchen and take over! The only thing I made was my homemade cranberry sauce. The dinner was absolutely delicious with my mom’s old school touch to it.
My aunt and her family came early so we were eating and enjoying the meal by 2p.m. After that we laughed and talked while the men watched football. It was a beautiful occasion. Of course my babies were there and played very nicely with their cousin Zaria. No fighting or fussing from the little ones. And it helps that I have a playground in my backyard that kept them busy.
I am very thankful for many things.
But mostly (and it may sound corny) for a wonderful husband. Everyday I hear people talk about their boyfriends or husbands and how bad things are. Well, I may have problems, but I don’t have THAT problem. I have a wonderful supportive and loving husband who is everything to me. As the years go on we actually get closer and our marriage stronger. We have our bumps and bruises along the way but we are friends and that helps. I am thankful he is who he is because he makes me better everyday and I make him better as well. I am thankful he takes cares of our kids unconditionally. Whatever they need he is there to deliver.
I am thankful that I have a home to raise my kids in and not have to worry about where the next meal is coming from.
I am thankful all my kids are healthy and so am I.
I am thankful for my mom because it took me almost 40 years to realize how wonderful she truly is. I am thankful I am able to tell her that while she is still living.
I am thankful that I am loved. Yep. LOVED. Because love heals a lot of things. And when I am facing difficult situations that someone else is causing I have people to turn to for support and LOVE and it gets me through each and everytime.
I am thankful that no matter what hardships come my way and no matter how people may try to keep me down, that I don’t have to answer to them. I answer to God. And no matter what NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME CAN PROSPER. And it never does.
When I get up in the morning, PLEASE KNOW that the devil says, “DAMN, she’s up!” LOL. I have a shield of LOVE all around me and no one can break it down. So with that said, I am thankful that God’s got my back and that he loves me TOO! Happy Holidays to all, count your blessings and appreciate the good things you have in life.