Today has been a lazy day. We're having our family Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow because my aunt who's a nurse has tomorrow off. I slept literally all day. Mom is currently putting up the tree. I tried to help, but I can't stop sneezing (of course), and besides, she is the only one who can do the lights the way she likes them, and she's now putting up the top half of the branches, and they're really narrow so it's easier.
Today I am thankful for so many things:
I am thankful for my mom. My best friend. My hero. The woman who gives 150% 24/7 to make my life and my sisters' lives as good as she possibly can. She's the most loving person, I know, even when we fight.
I'm thankful for Holly. We didn't always have a great relationship, but now I get excited every time she calls and I actually want to ask her advice on stuff now.
I'm even thankful for Chelsea. We still don't have a good relationship, but the girl is a constant lesson in patience and kindness. Plus, she gave me my sweet Blake man, so I have to love her for that. ;)
I'm so thankful for Blake. It's amazing how much a little baby can teach you. He's taught me how to slow down and enjoy the simple things, like just laying down making funny faces at him so he'll laugh. I love his laugh. (New Blake pictures coming this weekend - Holly's already threatened me about taking new ones! Haha)
I'm thankful for my grandma. She's like a second mother, stepping up to take care of me, Chelsea, and Blake because my mom can't afford to be out of work. Even if her road rage does drive me a little batty, she's amazing.
I'm thankful for doctors. So many doctors have kept me alive over the past 18 years.
I'm thankful for my Uncle Ed and Aunt Dinah. They're the ones who make it possible for me to go to a private university without an ounce of student loans. They bought me a $1400 power chair without even being asked just because they knew I'd need it.
I'm thankful for Matt, my best friend. The one who's been there for me for 8 years when no one else was, even when it wasn't easy for him and people asked him why he was friends with me. He reminds me I'm not crazy when I feel like I'm losing it. It sounds a little dramatic, but he really is one of God's greatest gifts to me.
Lastly, I'm thankful for all of you. Those who remind me that I am loved, who listen to all of my ramblings, who make me remember that there's not something wrong with me just because I have so few IRL friends. Thanks. :)
Hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. Remember - tell those you love that you love them. Because you never know when it's your last chance.