As I sit here watching Mulan while my sweet boy is asleep in his swing next to me I realize again this is not how I planned to spend my Thanksgiving. I didn’t think our first Thanksgiving with Titus would be spent quarantined in our house with a sick baby, a sick mama and a hubby who is trying to take care of us while also trying not to get sick. I thought it would be spent with family, delicious food and tons of picture of Titus in his “First Thanksgiving” onesie and pants with a turkey on his butt. This is his first Thanksgiving, our first Thanksgiving as parents, and our first thanksgiving without any of our family. Even though all of that totally SUCKS, I have so much to be thankful for… here are a few.
The first of course are Nathan and Titus! My life has been forever changed by the two of them. Nathan is a great husband and an even greater dad. He chooses to love me daily despite my many faults. He knows how to make me laugh and annoy me to no end. But more than anything he has done all that he can to make it possible for me to stay at home with Titus. And our sweet Titus has brought more joy to our lives then we ever thought possible. He is full of personality, laughter, and totally adorable. It’s crazy to think that a year ago we were celebrating our pregnancy and Titus was the size of an olive.
I am also so thankful for our family. They support, encourage and pray for us regularly. They always have and will continue to push us to follow our dreams while continuously pointing us back to God. It was hard to not be with everyone this year, but since we couldn’t be with them it made me extra thankful for my little family. And it helped that my mom dropped off Thanksgiving food for us!
And lastly but surely not least my amazing friends. I remember before we found out our house was officially ours I would drive around the neighborhood and pray over it. Pray that if God allowed us to get this house that He would put amazing people around us and bring people that we could do life with in our home. And He answered all of those prayers. Little did I know but some of my closest friends would live across the street, or just blocks away. They have been there for me during some of my toughest times. They have been there to listen to me vent and help me see the good in almost everything. We have gone to concerts, cried with each other, spent nights watching the bachelor and simply living life together. I could not be more thankful for the women in my life and I hope you all know how grateful I am for you!
I am so glad that my life is surrounded with a fantastic husband, an awesome kid, amazing family, and the best friends a girl could have. So even though this thanksgiving was not what I had planned, I have so much in my life to be thankful for!