5 Days of Thankful : Day 4

Today is Thanksgiving.

We are having both our parents over to our house for dinner. I am nervous and excited at the same time to be cooking my first big meal for the family. I haven’t cooked a turkey, or yams and I haven’t made deviled eggs before but I am so excited to try!

But today I am most thankful for the amazing family I have! The funny thing about family is that you can’t pick them. They are part of who you are and how you are raised. They make you into the person you are. Learning from your parents and your siblings and your grandparents and your aunts and uncles and cousin. They each are teaching you something whether it be how you eventually want to be or if there are behaviors and traits you don’t want to take with you as you grow older.

It’s an incredible thing family! They are the support system, the cause of unneeded stress, the people you want with you for the big moments and the ones that you need space from. I know what it is like to have the huge disagreement with a family member and how hard it can be on your heart! I have watched my own family go through this too many times. But each time though we might get a little smaller in our inner circle we also grow closer to the people we need and love the most.

I know the holiday’s can be a difficult time for those who might not have a family or who are a odds with their family and that’s OK! Because the beauty of it all is that you can pick the most important people in your life and that’s enough to make a family for the holidays!

I am thankful I can surround myself with the people that make me the most happy and that even when they stress me out I know that even in the hardest of times they will be there for me! I am so thankful that when I need a person to talk to just for something as silly and the craziness that was my day I always have someone to call no matter what.

Today I am most thankful that I have an amazing family that will continue to grow as we grow older and that one a day like today we get to spend time together!


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