Thanksgiving has never really been on my list of favorite holidays. I've lived away from my family for 12 years, plus in college I felt like my mom just pawned me off on my boyfriend's family. I remember one year going to his aunt's house and being so upset because they did not serve ANY of my favorite Thanksgiving foods! And I'm pretty content with the basics. Nothing fancy, as long as it can be smothered in gravy, I think it's Thanksgiving food.
So anyways, it hasn't really been a very significant holiday to me for many, many years.
But then...four years ago this guy sent me a text message asking me out on a date the day after Thanksgiving. Yep, a text message, he's classy like that. :-) We had already planned on going to the ASU/UofA game with friends, but this was A REAL DATE. Honestly, my first thought was..."damn, if this doesn't work out, I'm going to have to find a new co-ed softball team."
Needless to say, I took a chance and it did work out. Here we are four years later...married almost two years with a crazy adorable 7 month old that melts my heart a million times a day. My life is better than I could have imagined and I am truly grateful.
When I think about my life now and all that I would I have missed out on had I not taken the chance and said yes to that date...God is so very good. I'm so thankful this year for my sweet little family.
We had a wonderful long weekend full of lots of outdoor time, lots of "Ted firsts" and of course, a beloved victory for ASU! (This post may have needed a different title if they lost like Husband Gone Mute From Depressing Loss)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now on to all the Advent/Christmas festivities!!