I don’t usually do a “what I’m Thankful for” post, but I think I need to this year. Since January, I have struggled with my health, enduring a lot of pain and suffering, missing out on so many celebrations, plans, trips, and events, and honestly wondering if I’d even survive the year, let alone return to any quality of life. But here I sit, pain free, returned to relative health, enjoying a quiet morning at home with my dogs, listening to my husband peacefully snoring in the bedroom, enjoying the beautiful decorations on display (mostly thanks to my best friend), and anticipating enjoying a nice simple Turkey dinner that we were able to order most of, pre-made. (I’ll be whipping up a gluten free stuffing this morning.)
I am so very thankful that I was able to have surgery that saved my life, from which I recovered quickly, and has returned me to a quality of life I have not enjoyed since 2020.
I am thankful for a husband that helped me through the transition and gave me the love, strength, and support I needed to adjust to my new normal.
I am thankful for all the healthcare workers that have taken care of me and given me my life back.
I am thankful for the BFJ, who has lent his support and help in any and every way he could.
I am thankful for my amazing dogs, who have been such a source of joy, affection, and comfort during this year, even when I was at my lowest.
I am thankful for a job that has provided the salary, benefits, and flexibility I needed to get the help and care I needed, without costing me a day’s pay, and purchase all the supplies I need.
I am thankful for this beautiful home I get to enjoy every day.
I am thankful for the many friends, fellow bloggers, and family members who have sent continued messages of support and concern and wishes for a quick and complete recovery.
And, finally, I am thankful for having a future to look forward to.
Stay safe, all.