…for my children, husband, dog, turtle, extended family (even the ones who get on my nerves) and friends I’ve met in the craziest ways (I met one of my besties via Twitter over a year ago) and editors who continue to publish me and even take the time to mentor and encourage me and readers who like my stuff enough to reach out and even those who read and enjoy my stories and I never know anything about it.
But…I’ve got a feeling that today, I’m supposed to be especially mushy about it 😉 so…
I am especially thankful this year and on this day for two children, who I struggled even at my young age to conceive and to carry, who continue to thrive despite numerous challenges, a daughter who, even with ASD, asks for hug after hug and kiss after kiss and comes into my room to tell me she loves me about one hundred times a day. I am especially thankful for a son who is standing next to me right now reading from a Batman Comic Book after having not spoken a word until he was two years old.
I am thankful for a family physician who, after numerous hospital and specialist visits, had the experience and foresight to test me for Lyme Disease when he out of everyone else recognized the symptoms, when I was ready to just shoot myself to end the misery. And on that note, I am thankfuly for a boss who left work to come and take me on one of those hospital trips.
I am thankful for a mom to argue with but also have beers and laugh with, a husband who knows and excepts all my flaws. I am eternally thankful for the ability to continue to do what I love after all these years.
I am certainly thankful for the opportunity to edit my first anthology and to keep coming up with new ideas.
I am thankful, I am, everyday, and always.