The month of November is full of people expressing how thankful they are for numerous things. Over the last few months I have been reminded time and time again how wonderful the people in my life are. Its true what people say about you finding out who your real friends are when you are struggling.
I have an amazing group of women that take care of me. They were the first ones to show up at my front door wine and junk food in hand the night my husband moved out. I would also like to point out that they did that after I had already been with them most of the afternoon. They knew that I was going to be having a hard time and they showed up without me even having to ask. Over the last few months they have listened to me vent, held me while I cried, helped me pull together a full Thanksgiving dinner in 4 days and reminded me countless times that I can get through this.
Telling my parents what was going on was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. Not because I was scared of letting them down, but just because I knew that they would be worried. They handled the news very well and have done a really good job at being supportive without being smothering. I have no doubt that all of my extended family would be there to talk if I called them. That being said I have one Uncle and one Cousin that have been where I am right now. They know, better than anyone else what I am going through and having them there to talk with has been amazing. Even if it’s just a late night phone call, knowing they are always there has made a huge difference.
All of You
The amount of support and encouragement that I have received via email, blog post comments and twitter has blown my mind! I was scared to open up about everything on my blog because I wanted to keep things positive. I struggled with my first few posts, but you guys have been better than I ever could have imagined. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Linking up w/ ember gray and a special thank you to a hundred tiny wishes for the photo!