Snuggling under a comfy blanket and enjoying hot coffee after Thanksgiving, I begin to reflect on my success with this year’s Project Thankful. Yes, I realize that the month is not over and I still have days to finish the project but after such a great Thanksgiving, I feel like it should be over. Yesterday, as a family tradition, we will head into town for the annual Christmas parade and light show. In my mind, that means November/ Thanksgiving is over and it is time to start Christmas season.
My mind wanders over the many days that I did not complete a post for Project Thankful. Life just took over at times and I didn’t have the time, energy or opportunity to write a post. But before, I throw in the towel and consider Project Thankful 2013 over – I want to take one last chance to reflect on the many things and people I am thankful – whether it made it in the project or not.
General people and things that made the list:
Coaches, Weekends, Pizza, My Mom, Baths, Police Officers, Laughter, Ice Cream, Music, My dogs, Vets & military personal. Basketball, Coffee, My job, Massages, My friend Chris, Family and friends that made my birthday special, My Best friend Joeline and Non-profits.
And some that didn’t make it yet or need more attention:
My family -Parents, my three brothers, my two sister-in-laws, my 4 nieces and 3 nephews and assorted aunts, uncles and cousins. Through good and bad times, my family, in their own ways have been there for me. Thinking of Thanksgivings in the past, I l laugh and cry over the memories! It is super sad that we don’t get much time with them because of the distance but they are always in our thoughts and hearts. This Thanksgiving, we are thankful to add a new member of our family, Miss KL. Though she is only a part of our family temporarily, we are happy to have her with us to share in our memories.
My friends – old and new! What would I do without the love and support of friends? In the last few years, life has thrown us curves – some positive and some, well not so positive. Without friends, those curves might have done us in! The friends that I have had in my life that have been true friendship have gotten me through tough times with positive and encouraging words, selfless actions, hugs and loves and direct honesty! Along with their support and love, my friends have helped create lasting memories and kept me laughing (ok snorting!).
My car – let’s just say this is the year of the car for us Ramb girls. For 8 long years, we had Ryler. Steady, sleek and comfortable – he was the first car that we owned when we moved to Idaho and went the distance with us. Then he passed so we brought Cody into our family but he was a dud! And lasted just a few weeks and then he passed. And now, we have added Max to our family. We are extremely grateful to the Jensen family for bring Max into our lives!
Technology – my phone & computer. Not a tech person by any means, I lean on my phone and my computer to get work done, keep my family schedule, vent through my blog, and maintain my volunteer and work commitments while staying ‘in the know.
Last but most certainly not least, the list would not be complete without my favorite person – my beautiful and amazing daughter. As always, I am thankful for my daughter – she is my life. I am so blessed to share traditions with her, create our own memories and grow with her. I am proud of who she is and who she is becoming.
On this Thanksgiving and every Thanksgiving, I am thankful for all the above and more!