Today I’m thankful for family. I’m actually thankful for my family every day. But especially now as we get ready to spend a long Thanksgiving weekend with them.
I’ve been pretty open on this blog about how much Jeremy and I have considered moving many times. We debated New England for a couple of years (and it is still a shimmer of light in the deep recesses of our minds), but no matter how much we envision this beautiful life up north, we always come back to family. We could never leave our family. We are so blessed to have everyone close by. Jeremy’s parents are only an hour away. My mom is just over an hour away. Jeremy’s sister is 2 miles away! And my sister, brother-in-law and nephew are just over 2 hours away (oh how I wish we were closer!) The fact is that we have a great life where we are, and I think that is in large part to having our family so close. How could we willingly give that up? What would life be like if we didn’t live as close?
Not only am I thankful for my family, but also the traditions we have created together… The memories we have with one another… The laughter we share… The bonds we make… My life is better because of my family. I would not be the person I am today without them. So this Thanksgiving, I am giving thanks for a lot, but all of that would not be possible without the love of my family behind me.