I am thankful for my friends. They are my backbone, my support, my shoulder to cry on, my group to laugh with, they are my everything. When I didn't want to commute from NH to Boston every day, I lived with my roommate and her parents. I have reconnected with old friends this year, which I couldn't be more grateful for. I have made new friends as well, and who can't help but love new friends! When it seemed life was being filled with death, they were there to help me live my life to the fullest. I am thankful that I have friends on both sides of the country, and that I was able to see all of them this year. I didn't think that would be possible, and it's the best gift I could've given myself. When life seems to knock me down, these are the people who always know how to pick me back up.
I am thankful for my job. Granted there are days when my bed is comfortable and I don't actually want to get up, but I look forward to seeing Boy & Girl Genius every day. I know that every day there will be someone to hold my hand, give me a hug and making me laugh. This week I was astonished when Boy Genius was talking about the differences between carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide (he's seven). Other subjects we have talked about include manual transmissions, weather patterns, and building a remote control, battery operated car. And then I get to be Tinkerbell hugging stuffed animals with Girl Genius. Sure, there are days when I walk through the door and look at my roommate and say "give me a drink!" But they are few and far between. Mom & Dad Genius are also very supportive. When I was in the hospital, they almost brought the kids to visit me, but Boy Genius was sick too. They brought me to Utah, where I got to ski incredible powder, and that helped me reconnect with an old friend who lives there. When my grandfather passed away, they found places for the kids to go so I didn't need to be at work. They are some of the nicest people I've ever met. I thank God every day for the opportunity to work with this family.
I hope everyone has a fabulous holiday, filled with people you love, food too bountiful, lots of laughs, and everything else you want. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!