This Thanksgiving I am so thankful for the things I have in my life. I choose not to agonize over the things I don’t. It would be so easy to lose myself in the depths of despair over the fact that my parents are no longer alive to celebrate with or that money is in short supply. I may not have all I want, but I have all I need.
It seems life is never easy, but I get G0d’s purpose for life’s struggles. He wants us to depend on Him for strength, be thankful to Him for all blessings no matter how small, and value the priceless things in life that can never be replaced. Therefore I am thankful that unlike last year, my husband will be home for Thanksgiving. I am thankful everyday for the companionship and devotion of my children who march through life at my side. I am thankful that except for a cold, my family is healthy. I am thankful for a car that runs, a roof over my head, and my dear sweet pets who snuggle against me to keep me warm at night.
I am thankful for the wonderful parents I was blessed to have, and even though they are no longer here I am thankful for the precious memories I have of them. I am thankful that G0d blessed me with the ability to cook and magically create a delicious meal. Even though it would be great to have the newest shiniest SUV to drive, I am thankful I don’t have the hefty payment that would go with it! I am thankful for my blazer and the fact that is paid for. I am thankful for the kind neighbors that have befriended me on both sides making me feel less alone. I am thankful for dear friends, precious memories, and the promise of tomorrow with no mistakes.
I am thankful for the outlet to express myself on this website and those precious folks that read my words, watch the music videos, and in doing so gaze directly into the depths of my soul. I am thankful for the feedback I receive from my readers through their comments. I am deeply thankful for all the friends it has brought my way. Mostly I am thankful to have learned the valuable skill of taking life one day at a time, and learning to laugh, even through my tears. Until next time when I give you another glimpse into the life of a trucker’s wife.