It’s already November, what?! It seems like this year has gone by quicker than usual. I’m afraid I’ll blink and it will be Christmas! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.The Month of November I typically like to post weekly about the little things I have to be thankful for, just as a reminder that the little things are the important things.
This week has been nuts. I woke up Wednesday and was dizzy and nauseous. My husband told me to go lay down and he took care of everything. The kids. The house. Everything. While I know that’s part of being a parent, I’m still beyond grateful for him on days like this. Because of him I got to rest and recuperate and now I’m feeling 96% better. Bonus? He is also dad-soloing this Saturday while I’m out of town.
While I’m super stocked for all the great sales coming up, my thankful this week easily goes to the support network of people I’ve met online. Those who haven’t met me but are the first to be there for me when I seem down (even if I don’t say anything) Sure, I’ve met my share of crazies and “mean moms” on the internet, but among all the chaos are some really great people, and for them I am thankful. They made this month easier to get through, they make me laugh, they listen to me vent, they give me advice. They’re my girls, and they’re amazing.
Like I said last week, things have been hard lately. Finding the things to be thankful for in those moments can be trying, but then I realize that I have a great support system. This week I’m especially thankful for Hubby. He is my rock during these times.
Today has been hard.
It’s been 7 years since I joined the club. The one no one wants to join even though we all know it’s inevitable. I just hadn’t been prepared to join it as early as I did. Having me young meant I should have had years before losing my mom. Before becoming part of the motherless daughter club. Instead she left this world shortly after I had my first daughter. Yes, I’m grateful she got to know my boys, but now I’m also raising two girls without the guidance off a mother. I wish she had gotten to see the kids growing up. She’d love the different personalities they have.
As hard as today is I still have something to be thankful for. Today, I’m thankful for the time I had with her. For the memories I have. For those close to me who listened to me go on and on about my mom today, for those who kept me in their thoughts and sent me positive energy/prayers. For those who helped me get to her funeral when I never thought I’d make it.
November is usually the time the bloggy world talks about all the things they’re thankful for, and while I love the idea I’m not so great on doing it everyday, so I think this year I’ll switch it up and do a weekly thankful.
November rolled in with some great news. My brother and SIL (plus their kids and my other sister) are moving closer to me. We’re going to be neighbours. Literally. We’ll have a wall between us. I know some people would be cringing at the idea, but I’m excited. We’re all really close and my SIL is here constantly as it is, to have them close for real will be a great thing for all of us, including the kids. So this week this is my big thing that I’m thankful for (and the fact I get along so well with my Sister in Law that she’s willing to move close to me) It still seems surreal because it all happened so fast, but as of December 1st they’ll officially be my neighbours. Christmas dinner is going to be fun and easy this year 😉