Last night, while I was falling asleep, I was thinking about what I was going to write about today for my Thanksgiving post... and here it is.
Things in my life that I am thankful for:
I know everyone says that they are thankful for their families this time of year. But really, I do honestly feel so blessed with mine. People tell me about how much they dislike going home for the holidays because they have to put up with fights, conflict, etc. But in my case, I have really lucked out with my family. Being a member of Team Mohn is the most amazing thing a person could ask for. We all always have each others backs and are very supportive of everyone else. My parents are truly wonderful people who have always supported me and are still supportive of my choices in life, even though what I want to do usually takes me far away from home. But they cope with it well and still are kind enough to send me care packages! <3
I am thankful for my friends. They are people who have amazing and giving hearts. I love them all so much. They have been so patient during our tenure of life, with me always away and out of Georgia, they still love and support me though it all! I am very lucky to have people who truly understand and care for me, through thick and thin.
I am very thankful for opportunity in my life. I am currently pursuing my MA degree in the sunny city of London (ha!). Sometimes I can't believe what has led up to this point in my life, but I am so happy that I am finally here, doing what I love.
This is a funny thing to be thankful for, but I am. A while ago, I went through a period of extreme heartbreak. The man I thought I was going to marry turned out to be bad news. He broke my heart and then stomped on it... but what I learned from all of that is that I can survive. But, had it never been for David, I would have never moved to San Diego, I would have never worked at Jeld-wen, I would have never realized how much I hated working for Jeld-wen, I never would have applied for grad school... So, because he treated me awfully, I have done all these amazing things with my life, which every day, I am thankful for. And now, because of that heartbreak, I feel that I can better appreciate being with a man who actually does treat me right, who actually does make me feel good. So, thank you David for hurting me (although I still think it was very wrong), because if it weren't for you, I wouldn't be at this point in my life where I am actually happy.
I am thankful for life. Sunshine is one thing that I don't see all that much of here in London, but when it does come out, I am sooo happy. And it reminds me of all the things that I've done in my life that I am happy about.
It has been over 6 months since Ocha's passing...and I still miss him so much. Not a single day has gone by that I haven't thought of him. I still cry when I think of my baby boy. But, I am so thankful that I was able to share my life and love with him while I had the chance. He was there for me during times when no one else could be. When I thought that happiness and love had abandoned me, I had Ocha in my lap, begging for treats. He brought me so much happiness and joy, and I am so happy that I was able to be his mother, even though for just a short time.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!