Today I am thankful for my flag football team. We had a practice tonight and had a bunch of rookies join as well. As much as I may have been burned out at the end of the season it was great to sprint (only the first few, then yuck), run routes and just shoot the shit with some really fun ladies. I stepped SO far out of my comfort zone when I joined the team and now I am SO happy I did.
Today I am thankful I live in Hawaii. Yes it can be hard to be far from family but I just love it here. Its beautiful.
Today I am thankful for the veterans who have sacrificed so much to keep us and our country safe. I personally know the type of sacrifice my sailor has to go through, leaving his children and home, and I appreciate all that he does for our family and our country. Thanks go out to all of our veterans on this day and every day.
Today I am thankful for the friends that the kids and I have made since moving to hawaii. I was really nervous to start all over again but we’ve been so lucky to have met such great people.
I am thankful for the fact that I am (reluctantly) a stay at home mom again. I love working, I love meeting people and I love doing a job. But I also love to stay home. We are blessed in the fact that we can afford for me to stay home with the kids, I don’t have to work, the kids don’t have to go into daycare for hours a day. My husband has encouraged me to volunteer or go back to school if I want. So I have pretty much thrown myself into volunteering, I really do love it. As of right now I am now the t-shirt seller at school, am finishing up a big cookie fundraiser at school that will end at our fall fest tomorrow, stepped up to be the president of our family readiness group and started fostering at the humane society. I love it. I have been able to meet a ton of people and it’s nice to feel appreciated and part of something bigger than myself!
Today I am thankful for my best friend, Janelle. She has been there for me for the past ten years since our husbands were deployed together long ago… We’ve been through pregnancy, babies, deployments, multiple moves, long distance and we still are as close as ever. We talk on the phone pretty much every day and she has helped to keep me sane while my husband has been gone, keep me motivated to keep up my house, and joined me in virtual couch pity parties.
McKenna: I am thankful for tv.
Omar: I am thankful that I had a pizza party today and I got to outstanding on the chart.