Giving thanks…

Giving thanks…

As this day of thanks-giving dwindles to a close with Christmas music playing in the background, and me sipping on some wine, I can’t help but wonder what I should be thankful for and this is what I have come up with…

I am thankful that my Dad and sister reached out to me this past year, especially since we had not spoken in over 10 years. I am glad that my sister reached out to me for help, and was glad to be of some help to her.

I may complain about it from time to time, but I am glad that my daughter and grandson has come home. She has had a rough life and as my wife puts it, without bad luck, Vanna wouldn’t have any luck at all – so being home, I hope she feels safe and to some extent, know that mom and dad loves her very much and want her here. As for dear Mattie, he’s got all the Wi-Fi, Playstation, xBox and toys to keep him busy and know that everyone under this roof is crazy about this boy.

What I am most grateful for this year is for my wife. There has been some rough times recently that she had to go through because of a simple choice of wanting to live a productive life with the loves of her life; her children, grandchildren and family. The choice was a brave one, and not one without complications. It has been a tough few months but I think, I hope, it is finally getting better.

She is a strong woman and I know I could not have gone through what she did. I am thankful that she is here with us… with me. I’m thankful that she puts up with my annoying ways, and I am thankful that she still chooses, at the end of the day, to still love me.