I know I’m a week early for the thankful posts but who says we can only talk about what we’re thankful for on Thanksgiving?
This month has been so full of highs and yet at the same time dangling full of lows that if I didn’t have the amazing husband and family that I do, I might have gone crazy.
Both of our grandmothers started out the month in the hospital. Then Damion’s grandmother was released from the hospital and sent home.
But because of the fragile health of our grandmothers we canceled our anniversary mini getaway. It didn’t matter. Our anniversary was great. We got to spend time together, spending most of it remiscing about the past ten years. Talking about how we met, the day we were married, the first date we went on in Houston to The Waterwall and the many many memories we’ve made as we became a family. It was an amazing night.
The next morning we got the call that one of our grandmothers was doing very poorly and wasn’t expected to be OK. It was a tough day. We stayed at home waiting for the any details we could get, watching movies together and being quiet.
They improved over the next few days and we breathed again. The girls had a special gift when Mimi (Damion’s mom) dropped by on a trip back from visiting her mom. We had a great visit with her.
I know this doesn’t appear like a Thankful post so far but it is.
Mainly because it’s months like these that show me how much my family means to me.
I’m thankful for Damion and his extreme love for me and the girls. He speaks me love language (Starbucks) but most importantly he supports me when I’m silly and cry at movies. He’s also given me extreme support as my grandmother has been ill.
I’m thankful for my sister, mom and uncles who are stepping up to care for my grandparents right now. They take my grandfather to the hospital to spend time with my grandmother every single day. I wish we lived close enough that I could help. It was actually one of our long range goals to get up there so I could help but God had other plans. We’re still here in Houston and my lovely sister is the one helping care for my grandparents while my uncles give it their all as well. I’m thankful that my grandparents are surrounded by love at this time.
I’m thankful for Damion’s family. They accepted me as their own when they didn’t have to (or probably shouldnt have). They give so freely to us. His mom shows up anytime we say the word “babysitter” even though it’s a 5 hour drive. In this time of grandparents being heavy on my mind, I’m extremely thankful they are grandparents to my children. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.
I’m thankful for my grandparents. They have been my heroes my entire life. I started this blog because my grandfather challenged me to write a book. My grandmother taught me how to sew and how to be a honorable wife. They inspire me to be better and work harder for my family. 64 years into their marriage, we celebrated our 10th.
I’m just so thankful for all I have, especially my family (and my sweet dad who is also one of my heroes – see you soon dad).
I know my grandparents won’t be here forever and sadly, a disease is taking memories from one of them. But God has given me amazing family to fall back on as I prepare to loose my heroes on day. I am blessed, extemely blessed.
What are you thankful for today? Leave it in the comments below or come tell me on my Facebook page.