Tis the season to be thankful
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
It's been a trend lately for my friends to post what they are thankful for everyday. I, however, find I am thankful during times I'm not necessary able to post all about it. But today has been filled with such positive influence I found myself reflecting upon it more. Lately I've been feeling that I've been putting my hands out for help with issues I am facing just waiting for that one friend to reach out, take me by the hand, and tell it will be okay. That they are there for me. That they too understand. It is hard to make and find friends in a new place and even though I've been living here for about 2 years, it has still be hard to find that solid connection. I've found a wonderful group of woman, moms who are just like me. We all get along so well and I am blessed to know each and every one of them. But today I was touched by one who really helped me more than she knows. All I did was listen to her word and really really connected with her words. So much that I couldn't let it out of my thoughts. I felt the need to ask for her help. So I did and she reached back. She lended an ear, and over a cup of coffee (and some yummy doughnuts) really helped ease my mind. It helped too that we could talk about not so serious things and laugh over mommy moments and watch as our sons played together. I am so thankful for just that morning conversation.
I'm also thankful for the help my husband and I have been receiving from someone who actually shows they care. Who WANTS to help. Who IS helping and who can sympathize and point out things we might have forgotten to think about. I feel we are making progress. Finally. And at a time we desperately have been needing it.
I'm thankful for my family. My husband and my son have really kept my life on a path I've secretly been in love with. I never would have imagined my life turning out this way but without them, I don't think I would be as happy as I am knowing I have them by my side. It might have taken a long while to find that relationship with my son at first and at times, more recently, been difficult to hold my husband's hand for strength and love, but without them, I wouldn't be who I am. I wouldn't have the strength and love I possess. I am grateful and thankful for my boys. They are my world. My everything.
So today I am thankful for the positive influences that have been in my life today. I know everyday won't be like this.
It won't always be this way.