Happy Thanksgiving everybody!! I hope you all have the best holiday season ever and all stay safe and warm!
Thanksgiving is my second most favorite holiday (Christmas hits #1) not just because of the food, but all of the memories I have from this specific holiday. Helping Grandpa make the turkey and just about everything else, cleaning the house to get ready for our 35+ guests, and so much more is everything that comes to mind when I think of today. One of the biggest memories I have of Thanksgiving comes back from when I was about 10 years old making a craft in my Grandpa’s room and in the process, I was writing about the food and games we play each year, but in the midst of doing so, my Grandpa stopped me and asked if I knew what the true meaning of Thanksgiving was. He reminded me that this holiday is not just about the yummy food or gifts we will be receiving in the next month, but it is meant for giving back, being grateful, and spending as much time with your family as you can. I hope you all can take that little story with you as you live your life for the next couple of months because it is something that I think about nonstop during this season: always trying to remember how important it is to help those in need and really realize how lucky we all are.
As I am sure many of you are having holiday parties and get-togethers, you all are probably getting ready right now as I am typing… and I should be as well. However, I feel that something extra big is missing in my life right now and I feel the need to type, so here I am, letting you all (and myself most of all) know what I am most thankful for this year and every year of my life.
Jesus Christ Our Lord & Savior:
I’m not going to go much into detail here, as I am sure you all know how much your connections to whoever you believe in mean to you. Jesus is always there to catch me and I am most thankful for Him. I feel I have lost a little bit of connection with him in the last year or so and I plan to strengthen that tremendously in the upcoming year.
As many of you know, I recently lost the person that means the most to me. Without him, I am trying to be strong and independent, but I would be lying if I said it was easy. Each day is a constant struggle for me, but with thinking about all the memories and lessons shared, I am able to get through each day. I hope you all realize today and every day just how important the ones closest to you are and that you never take them for granted because they all really will be gone one day. I would not be the person I am today without him and I miss him like crazy every second of every day. This holiday season will be the hardest we’ve ever had, as he was always the one that brought us all together. I hope he holds my hand this season as I try to maneuver my way around this crazy world without him.
My Dog Tilly:
Most of you know how much my little rat means to me so I will try to keep this short. With everything that has happened in the last year, a lot of stress, anxiety, and depression has been thrown at me and without Tilly, I am not sure I would’ve made it. She is always there no matter what and knows exactly what to do in any situation where I don’t. Tilly is the light of my life and I love her with all of my heart.
My Boyfriend DeVaun:
He is the best. Similar to Tilly, he makes me feel like the luckiest girl on earth. Being together for five years, we sometimes forget to tell each other how thankful we are for each other, but days like today, we get reminded again and it is amazing. I am extremely thankful for him not just today, but every single day of my life.
My Family & Friends:
Even though we may not all talk every day, we always come back as though not even a second was passed. No explanation needed: they all rock as well.
Even if it seems like life sucks at the moment, just remember to take a step back and a deep breathe and remember it doesn’t. There’s always a good in every bad. If anyone of you reading this is struggling with anything, know that I am here to talk 24/7. DM me on Instagram or shoot me an email or even comment down below. You all are great and amazing, as well!
I hope you enjoyed this short, intimate post. I know I will enjoy it most when I look back on it in a few years. Happy Turkey day!