A Thankful Heart

It’s that time of year again where thoughts turn to what we’re most greatful for.  With the end of the year fast approaching, here are a few things that I’m thankful for:

My boys, and the fact that they are with me always. 

For Big J working hard to improve his grades, and for applying for a scholarship to a military academy that he’d like to attend for high school.  Reading his application essay filled my heart with more pride than I think I’ve ever felt before.  (Part of me is hoping he doesn’t get it, though, because it’s a boarding school a few hours away).  And he still (even at 13) gives me a hug and kiss every night.

For being able to see Little J’s interest in Senor Fussypants, and how sweet and loving he is toward his baby cousin.  Also that he still (at 10) gives me hugs and kisses every night.

For Harrison, my sweet Senor Fussypants, who makes me laugh and gives me endless smiles and chuckles.

For the close relationship I have with my younger sister, that has only gotten stronger since little Sr. Fussypants was born.

For the work that my mother and I have done to have a better relationship.  I feel like it’s finally paying off, even if just a little, and that’s worth a ton.

For all of you, who give a tremendous amount of support, entertainment, fellowship, and fun(k).  I am very, very thankful to know each and every one of you, even if it’s just through the computer.

I am very thankful that this year, while it’s had its ups,  downs, and WAY downs, has been infinitely better than the year before, and the good times have outweighed the bad.  I’ve met a great friend, even if the benefits parts wasn’t a great idea (read:  HORRIBLE…yet fun).  I also had a pretty great romance, even though it ended badly.  My life is richer for having experienced these things, and I am wiser (I hope) and stronger (I know) because of it.

I’m thankful that I still believe in me.

8 Responses to “A Thankful Heart”


  1. 1 Ms. Moon November 26, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Love….M

  2. 2 lola November 27, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Now, that’s the best thankful post I’ve read yet!! Three hours away? I’d move one street over from that school 😉

  3. 3 Ron November 28, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Glad you have so much worth being thankful for hope you have a great weekend!

  4. 4 amy d November 29, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    The men in your life…your adorable little guys and of course your senor fussypants are all just so beautiful! They are the most handsome brood I have ever laid eyes on!

    I am thankful to have stumbled across your blog. Even though you have been through some tramendous difficulties, your optimism is infectious! It’s really inspiring how you handle life’s speed bumps.

    I just know there is nothing but good and happiness in store for you and your boys! You deserve nothing less:)

  5. 5 dadshouse November 30, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Giving thanks is great, no matter the time of year! Glad to hear your wishes.

  6. 6 Sarcastic Bastard November 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    You have a lot to be thankful for. That you realize that, is another blessing to be thankful for.

    You are a sweetheart.

    Love, SB.

  7. 7 Ginger Magnolia November 30, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Ms. Moon – Thank you, my dear, sweet lady.

    Lola – Yeah, as much as he wants to go, I’m still not sure I could let him. He’s still a child!

    Ron – Thanks, sounds like you had a great weekend, too.

    Amy – Thank you, I’m happy to know you, too. 🙂

    Dad – Yes it is!

    SB – You are, too, even if you wrap it up in surliness and sarcasm! Love ya.

  8. 8 The Dish December 1, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Ginger- You amaze me and rock my socks off. I hope life gives you everything you so desperately deserve.


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