Obligatory Thanksgiving Post

I had a big plan for today’s blog.

As my child can’t talk yet, I was going to have my husband narrate while I vlogged with the baby about Thanksgiving for Kids Talkin’ Turkey. But as most know and I should have, too, babies don’t care about your stinkin’ Vlog.

Instead, I’ll take a few minutes to rememberize last Thanksgiving.

Holy moly. Really? That was me almost one year ago to the day, 40 weeks pregnant. Thanksgiving was my due date and I wished for my child to come out before that but looking back on the whole “new mom” thing, I’m sort of glad he didn’t.

Last Thanksgiving was spent eating, sleeping and walking. A lot of walking. Anything to get that baby out.

Turns out all he needed was some Pitocin.

Anyway, Thanksgiving always makes me a little nostalgic for the year passed. Regardless of what happened in February or May or September, Thanksgiving casts a rosy glow on the year. I like to start the Holiday season counting my blessings.

I’m thankful for my son. My beautiful, sweet, healthy baby boy, who has changed my life in many ways and taught me what true, unconditional love feels like.

I’m thankful for my husband. New parenthood? Is hard. It’s a change individually and a change as a couple. There have been ups and downs, but what I have is a partner and a best friend who is an amazing father to our child.

I’m thankful for my family — all of them, near and far — for supporting me in all ways and loving my baby like he was their own.

I’m thankful for my job. I get paid to do something I love. How many people can say that?

I’m thankful for blogging. I just can’t say it enough. Last year I wrote a post about making my blog the best it could be. But in the process of making my blog better, I became  a better person — more thoughtful, more confident in my opinions; a better writer; a better photographer. I’ve gained knowledge, ideas and most importantly, real, honest to God friendships.

It’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done.

I used to be ashamed of having a blog. People used to ask what my hobbies are and I’d say, “Oh you know..this and that. And I ….have this blog…thing..it’s nothing.”

The other day someone asked the same question and I said “I blog. That’s my hobby.”

And for that confidence, I’m thankful.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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