Happy day after Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you had a lovely day filled love, family, friends and food.
I love Thanksgiving. I know we should be thankful every day of the year but I love that this is a holiday about being with your loved ones. Not about presents or buying stuff. Just good people sharing each other’s company eating good food.
This Thanksgiving in particular I am especially thankful. It has not been a traditional Thanksgiving day or week for us. Our little Poppy has been sick, with a really nasty virus, since last weekend. Not being able to hold anything down, throwing up more than any little human should. And to add to it, I have had a milder version of her virus. So this year, our Thanksgiving week involved lots of cleaning up, about 40 loads of laundry, little sleep and an abundance of pedialyte.
But although it has been awful seeing my baby struggle so much without much I can, I am still feeling grateful for otherwise good health. Grateful for my strong happy baby and grateful she is slowly getting better.
My heart breaks for kids around the world who are really truly sick with things that can’t be cured and for the parents who are strong with and for them. Having a sick kid is one of the worse feelings. My thoughts are with all of those families out there today.
I am also grateful for my husband. The man I got engaged to on Thanksgiving Day 3 years ago. A man who has worked all week, to then come home to constant puke duty and grocery runs. I am thankful for him.
I am grateful for family. Family who is always there no matter what ready to drop anything to help anyway they can.
I am grateful for my friends. Life changes and gets crazier every day, but real friends always stick around.
And a sincere thanks to all my Sweet Poppy Seed friends who follow this blog. Thank you for reading and supporting the site. Your support allows me to do what I love and for that I am very grateful.
The older I get, the more I realize just how much I have to be grateful for. Even when things don’t go according to plan or we don’t get what we want. Good health, a beautiful loving family, and food on the table, that is all that really matters. And for that, I am thankful.