This year I have a lot to be thankful for.  First and foremost, my boys.  I don't know who I'd be without them.  My husband is my rock, my foundation, the reason I've become the woman and mother that I am.  And then there is my son, the reason I get up in the morning, the reason I smile.  Without those two life just wouldn't make sense.  I am, in this moment, exactly who I never knew I wanted to be.  I never knew my life could feel this happy, this content.  But it does, and it's because of those two.

I'm thankful for my new home.  I'm thankful my husband and I were able to afford it, and that even with the problems we've run into (more on that next week), that we could do this- to have a home our son will grow up in.

I'm thankful for my relationships with friends and family.  For the people who have known me since day one or those who have come into my life recently- they've all had a profound impact on who I am.  My mom, my siblings, and those friends who may as well be blood relatives- they are all people that I can count on and will help me up when I fall down.

I'm thankful for my job.  I'm glad I have somewhere to go every day that I enjoy, that I'm surrounded by creative people who are willing to teach me, and that I work for a company that I am proud of.

I'm thankful for this blog.  I'm so happy to have somewhere that I've carved out as my own little space to tell stories and have a place to reflect upon as I grow and change and to show Henry someday.  And I'm incredibly thankful to all of you who come here daily, weekly, monthly to check in, see what I'm up to and who take the time to talk to me.  I can say with full confidence that this blog had a lot to do with feeling creatively satisfied in life.

And on this day, and this week, I hope that you're also taking the time to reflect on the good in your life.  Even if you're in a bad place, you're breathing and living and that's an amazing thing.  And I want to thank you so, so much for showing up and reading and caring.  Your comments and emails mean more to me than I can explain and each day you make me smile and inspire me.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!