Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I hope everyone got to spend time with loved ones whether it be in person or via technology.
I'm so thankful for so many things. My family - as dysfunctional as we are, I would t want anyone else. My friends - we may not talk everyday or even once a week, but when we do catch up it's like no time has passed. Together we have been through so much and we always seem to gravitate back to one another. Friends are your family you get to pick. Thankful for the little things - a car, a job, a house, food in my belly - having access to the basics in life.
Thankful for my questionable health. While I may not be where I want, some days are hard - really hard lately, I'm thankful to still be here to complain about it. My donor - a thank you will never be enough. My donors family - for making that choice - you are just as important. I'm alive. And that will never be taken for granted.
And I'm oh so grateful for my husband. He is a one of kind man. He can drive me crazy and make me mad but at the end of the day I want him by my side. He doesn't always see the greatness in himself. He may not be "Mr. Romantic" with flowers and such. But he does all the little things - everyday - and that means more than 1 big gesture every now and then. When I'm with him I never have to pump my own gas, open my own door, pull out my own chair, clean the snow off my car, or carry the heavy stuff. He surprises me with chips. There's always root beer in the house. Weekend mornings have become breakfast in bed days. I get "Good Morning" texts every morning we are apart. He tells me everyday I'm beautiful- even when I'm on super steroids and pretty sure I look like a chipmunk or breaking out like crazy cause of my medications or have CF belly bloat cause well my insides never cooperate. He has this way of "not caring" about my CF while still caring. He just loves me for me. And one of my absolute favorite things about Brian is singing in the car with him. I hope the jam sessions never end!
For those who work on this holiday - Thank You! Your sacrifice with your family and friends does not go unnoticed. A big thank you to the nurses who work on the holidays - As someone who has spent holidays in the hospital - it's nice to not feel alone. We all wish to be at home but you go out of your way to make us feel better while we are there.
As the weekend comes to end try and hold on to that Thankful Spirit. Remember what the holiday season is all about. Say I love you more, hug your family and friends, be grateful for what you have.