Today was great. There was the Macy’s Parade, food, time with family…
Can I tell you something? Without seeming like I’m bragging?
My family is awesome.
My Dad is awesome. He works hard at his job to provide for us (and he is really good at his job, too). He teaches us about God and the Bible. He quotes Monty Python with me. He wants to see me succeed at what I want to do with my life (he wants that for all his kids, but to me, who has a career that is a difficult one to break into, that’s special).
My Mom is awesome. She takes care of us kids (yes, technically two of us are adults. Shush and listen.). She does the grocery shopping, the meal planning, the errand running… Mom encourages me in writing. She helps me edit and occasionally helps me with ideas. She should write a book of her own (Hi, Mom!). She’s there for me when I need her.
My oldest sister is awesome. My oldest sister is the one I can watch or read about anything with. We laugh, we cry, we joke. She has a fashion sense (and I do not…). She’s my best friend.
My second oldest sister is awesome. She and I like a lot of the same things. It’s fun to fangirl about things with her.
My third oldest sister is awesome. I see a lot of the girl I once was in her, only she’s an extrovert. She’s almost always willing to help out. She comes up and gives me random hugs if she thinks I need them (and I do need them sometimes).
My fourth oldest sister is awesome. She loves babies. She believes she has a fashion sense like the second oldest sister. She’s just fun.
My brother is awesome. He is so beautifully intelligent. It makes me proud. He enjoys LEGOs and The Lord of the Rings. I’m the only one of his sisters that he will let kiss and not immediately wipe it off (even if I ambush him with it).
My next to youngest sister is awesome. She’s bouncy, so full of energy. She wants to be a ninja. But she also likes girly things, too. She always wants a good night hug.
My baby sister is awesome. She is talkative and sweet. Have you ever done something with a younger sibling and then realized that they are copying you? Today, I entertained her while food was being prepared. For 20 minutes or longer, I helped her draw and color hand-turkeys (you know, when you trace around your hand and then make it look like a turkey?). We drew a page with two of them; I colored one, she colored the other. After we had colored them, I realized that she colored the feathers in the same pattern I had. (I feel warm and fuzzy inside.)
I thank God for the awesome family He has blessed me with.
So what is something you guys are thankful for? If you’re American, how was your Thanksgiving? If you’re not American, how was your Thursday? Let me know in the comments!