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November 22, 2005

So thankful for...

In roughly 48 hours I will be working feverishly on our Thanksgiving meal, just the three of us this year. I love saying that, the THREE of us. Granted, Daisy can't have any of my sweet potatoes or punkin pie, but she can sit at the table with us and give thanks in her own way (which will probably be cooing at the ceiling fan and passing gas).

In roughly 48 hours I will be working feverishly on our Thanksgiving meal, just the three of us this year. I love saying that, the THREE of us. Granted, Daisy can't have any of my sweet potatoes or punkin pie, but she can sit at the table with us and give thanks in her own way (which will probably be cooing at the ceiling fan and passing gas).

I am simply blown away by the blessings that have been bestowed upon me this year, what I think of as the hardest year of my life. Hardest and yet most rewarding:

My daughter is a smiley, healthy, happy (for the most part), pink-cheeked, blue-eyed baby doll who grins when she sees me first thing in the morning, and coos at her dad when he comes home from work. She is our miracle, a shining example of what life really means. What an accomplishment, to bring a little spirit into this world, to share MY life with her.

If there was a superhero called SuperDad & Husband it would be my Paul. My partner in crime, my shoulder to cry on, the love of my life. This year especially he has proven what an amazing person he is, hugging me when I found out we were pregnant, going to all of my doc's appts with me, getting me to the hospital, making all of the hard phone calls, sitting with me watching bad TV, helping me through labor when no doctor or nurse was available, being first to see our daughter and doing all of this with such strength, such unbeilievable resolve. I often tell Daisy how lucky she is to have the daddy she does.

And where would I be without YOU my dear friends, my support, my family. I wish I could pull up a chair for each and every one of you (as long as you were healthy, heehee!) and serve you some punkin pie and homemade whipped cream. Then I could take you by the hand and THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for everything you've meant to me, and my family. Of course, we'd expect you all to stay and watch the Broncos after dessert, but that's another story.

I am just brimming with love and happiness today, feeling like there may be more hurdles for us along this path called life, but knowing deep down that there is nothing that can't be accomplished, there is nothing that can hold us back but ourselves.

(Wow, that was deep. I should write something about Daisy's gas really quick - WHAT A HOOT! She sounds like an old truck driver who's been eating at greasy spoons his whole life. )

Anyway,there actually is a point to all of this rambling and it is this - Thanksgiving 2005 means more to me than all of the other Thanksgivings put together because not only do I get to share it with my daughter for the first time, but I truly know what it means to be thankful.

Posted by sam at November 22, 2005 08:45 PM in Sam rant

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