Nov 28, 2013

Thankful

Some of this year has not been easy, in fact parts of it have been horrible. But I've grown, and I've changed, and I've accepted and I've learned.

I never thought I'd say this but I'm grateful.

I'm grateful for the hope and the pain - because without both I wouldn't be who I am today. I'm a different person than I was last Thanksgiving - and that's a good thing. Life is full of experiences and I've decided to let them build me up to reach my brightest and my best self, even if some of them are ugly and painful. They are a part of me.

So I am thankful for what this year has taught me, and what it still will teach me as we make our way into December.

I am thankful - so very thankful - for Ben; a man who makes me laugh even when I'm crying and who understands me in a way no one else does.

I am thankful for my friends and family and the amazing community of love and support that has rallied around us this year.

I am thankful for you. Yes YOU, reading this post. I honestly can say I wouldn't have survived some of my experiences this year without this blog and you as a reader. There were times I couldn't talk about what I was feeling...but I could write about it. And you showed up. And you cared. And you let me vent or be excited or cry.

I appreciate you SO very much - every comment, every re-tweet, every Facebook "like," - this community has become something incredible, and you are a big part of that.

So thank you. For coming back every day (or uh, rather once a week with how often I've been blogging lately!), and for reading and commenting.

Happy Thanksgiving my friends.

7 comments:

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

We appreciate you for being so honest in this space and letting us into both the happy and difficult times in your life. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Allison Nimlos said...

Happy Thanksgiving! You are such an inspiration. :) Hugs to you and Ben.

Amber said...

Happy Thanksgiving! So glad you are going into this season feeling grateful despite such a tough year. Lots of love and hugs!

26dishes.com said...

Wonderful post! I am very thankful for you.

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

((()))

Katelin said...

xoxo

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Aw, I am so proud of you Becky. You really have faced so many challenges and heart breaks, but you take them in stride and choose to focus on your growth instead of focusing on how much all these difficult times have sucked. I definitely have a lot to learn from you as most days I feel l like laying down on the floor and having an epic childlike tempter tantrum... But reading this post is a good reminder that we do grow as a result of the challenges we face.

I am so very very thankful for you!

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