I'm thankful that I have a mom who would do anything in the world for me, even now that I'm supposedly all grown up and able to take care of myself. I never had a moment's doubt that I could go to her and ask for help when I needed it. She's always there for us and I'm so damn grateful to her for that!
I'm thankful that I have a brother who's also a friend. He looks out for me and isn't afraid to tell me when I'm fucking up. I may not always listen but I can never say "Well, why didn't you tell me?!" I'm grateful that I can call him and say "Hey, I want to go see this movie but don't want to go by myself. I'll buy tickets if you'll buy dinner and drive" and he goes. I'm grateful that he's there for my kids. He's always ready to step up and rough house with them or sit them down and tell them to knock off the bullshit. I'd take a bullet for him and I'm sure that he'd do the same for me and I'm damn grateful for that!
I'm thankful for my boys - Raven almost wasn't here and that fact scares me every day. I couldn't imagine life without my Raven-Boo. He's so smart and witty and charming and fearless. We share a lot of the same interests and his personality is just so beautiful. Drakey is the most charming, boisterous, adorable child that I've ever had the pleasure to know. He turns those gorgeous brown eyes on me and says "Mommy, I love you!" and I know that I'd give him the world if I could. Regardless of who their fathers are, my children are miracles and I wouldn't trade them for anything! I'm thankful that I'm a mom!
I'm thankful for my pets, each and every one of them. Bellatrix, Galahad, Tristan, Theo, Munchkin, Omen, and Aramis. They give me unconditional loves - no matter how bitchy I'm feeling, they still come running when I come home and jump up in my lap for snuggles and nosies. I'm grateful to have them!
I'm thankful for my job. I bitch about it. Rather a lot, as it happens. However, I'm grateful that I have a job with benefits and steady pay. I'm very lucky and I do not take it for granted. I'm grateful that I was in the right place at the right time and landed on my feet like I did!
I'm thankful for my home. I've never been homeless - I've always had a place to crash, largely thanks to my mom. I don't have to worry about keeping myself and my children warm and safe from the elements. It's not the biggest house in the world or even mine outright. But I'm very grateful to have it!
I'm thankful for my friends, both IRL and on LJ. You guys and girls share snippets of your lives with me and check out what's going on in my life. When I'm down, you lift me up. When I'm sad, you make me smile. When I'm happy, you smile and dance with me. No matter what I need, you're there for me. I'm honored and extremely grateful for you!
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