So much to be thankful for - right now, having just gotten back from running errands all day preparing for my wedding, I'm so thankful to be with such an awesome, kind, generous, sweet, intelligent, thoughtful, sincere, funny, wise man. As you know since I've mentioned it here and there in my previous blog posts - we're engaged to be married! As of today, we have the venue, a date, invitations, my dress, all kinds of stuff have been coming together for our wedding. Really excited. I feel like the luckiest person ever. It's crazy to see how much has changed this past year. Crazy. Wonderful.
I'm so thankful for my mother. My mother came to town to stay with me for a week to help us with wedding preparations, spend quality time with myself, my brother, my fiance (!), my fiance's parents - and as independent as I'd like to think I am, it is just so wonderful to have my mother here with us. The first day after she arrived in Seattle, it was nonstop talking - it was like she was making up for lost time from living so apart from me and my brother. Oh, and Mochi is delighted to have her "grandma" around. They've been going running every morning together (my mother is a runner!).
I'm thankful for my brother. He's been living in Seattle these past two years - moved here to be my family here in Seattle, help me, ... humble me. We definitely clash and butt heads, probably often, but we've also been making up for time I've lived away from "home" for so long. He's thoughtful - and he's grown a lot these past couple of years. I wonder what woman he'll choose someday to marry...
I'm thankful for all of my friends in my life, my colleagues, my business partners, my support network, my social network, you, all the wonderful people that I care for and those that care for me back. I love the friends I can call after a few months and catch up - like no time as gone by at all. I love the friends that hover close by checking in on me, thinking about me... I'm so lucky. I love the friends that have had beautiful little mini's - children that call me "Auntie". I love them all.
And most importantly, I'm thankful to God who has blessed my life with such wonderful people - I'm thankful that He's provided, guided, cared, and continues to watch over me and those in my life. I honestly do believe I owe everything to Him.