I thought today I would make things a little more personal. Thanksgiving is approaching rapidly and I'm feeling so lucky and joyful to have such an incredible family to share it with. Sometimes life gets incredibly hectic and we often forget all of the amazing people and magical moments that fill our lives and keep us motivated to continue pushing forward. Often times I find myself wrapped up in my everyday activities not even appreciating what's around me. I constantly have to remind myself that I need to stop and look around sometimes and enjoy the moment. I've had so much to be thankful for this year, so many wonderful friendships have been made, this blog has blossomed and given me an amazing outlet for all my creativity and obsessions, and I opened two shops and have gotten a wonderful response from both.
Things changed a lot this year, I became a mother if two littles teaching me to have more patience and to accept the fact that laundry will never be truly done. Welcoming a boy into my family showed me the more rough and crazy side of raising a child, that's for sure. Having two littles has also shown me what an amazing husband I have. He is always there to pick up my slack and give me encouragement and support. He is an amazing father to our children, always pushing Marli's imagination and giving her the attention she deserves but I can't provide when Hunter is having a rough day. I thank my lucky stars everyday for my little family. I'm so grateful to be able to stay at home with my children and be there for every scraped knee, milestone, broken heart. Sometimes it takes its toll on me, I get stressed out like everyone else, I miss having social interaction, I miss my sanity. But honestly I have the best job I could ever ask for. I'm thankful for each and every loving little moment between my children, watching Marli help and nurture her little side kick, and seeing the admiration in Hunter's eyes when he watches his sister dance and play. These are the things that inspire me and give me the greatest joy. These moments are worth more to me than any amount of money or material possessions. I hope that the year ahead of us is filled with many more beautiful memories, though I'm not sure my heart can grow or love any more than it already does. This year on thanksgiving we will be celebrating my little bears birthday, one whole year old, one whole year of growing and learning already under his belt! Where has the time gone?! But it reminds me even more to slow my life down sometimes and soak in every second I can.
What are you thankful for?