First, and foremost today VETERANS! I'm so grateful to people like my Daddy, my Father-in-law, my uncle, my families I met working at the pediatric clinics in Shreveport, for our friends Shawn Smoot, Quentin and Julia Buquoi, JZ Zavalydriga, and many many others who risk their lives and serve our country. Not everyone goes oversees, but their lives are dictated in a way that none of ours every really are, and I am grateful that they choose to do that, so I can live my life FREE. Freedom is NOT Free, as I learned this week when I heard of a friend of a soldier friend of mine, losing his life in Afghanistan. There really aren't words that can adequately convey the pride it brings to see a man or woman in uniform and to know what they and their families give for me! I often want to salute them walking through airports or in restaurants, but I don't know if that's inappropriate, still I am grateful.
Today, I am especially grateful for friends who 'get it', not that I am not grateful for all of my friends, but some days, some people just understand your feelings in a way that others cannot, and today I was very grateful to have Amanda and Brittany to talk to. I'm also super grateful for my sister who had cupcakes delivered to my house that are chocolate raspberry flavor, yummy!! Julie is also pretty amazing and I'm grateful for her and her lifelong friendship that has been so beneficial to me, I hope in some way I return that!
I've said it before and I'll say it again, probably every time I mention being grateful, but I am for my husband. He's so sweet and funny, and sometimes he doesn't say the right thing, but he always intends too, and he always wants what is best for me, even if he is trying to chat with me while I have a headache and am trying to nap, it just shows that he loves me a lot and wants to actually 'talk' to me! He's a pretty stellar person.
On a completely different note, I'm grateful for tv shows and books. Sometimes, you just need to escape your own world and float off somewhere else where the drama isn't yours and you know you can walk away from it, and that is the beauty of tv shows and books! I'm grateful that there are people out there who make these things. Don't get me wrong, they aren't all wonderful, but entertainment is great and I'm grateful for it!!
That is all for today and Thankful Thursday! What are you thankful for?