Thanksgiving in North Carolina

For the first time ever my husband and I decided to spend Thanksgiving at our beach house in North Carolina. Over the years we’ve divided up the holidays among our respective families and my husband’s family won Thanksgiving, while mine won Easter. The other holidays like Mother’s and Father’s Day are toss-ups and Christmas is shared between them both, we visit one family in the morning and the other in the evening.

This year we split the holiday into three days. We visited with my in-laws last Sunday at home, then again today in North Carolina, and then we’ll drive to see my family this up-coming Sunday. I know I’ll see my family soon, but of course I still wish they were here with us today. I’d love to bring the entire family down here for Thanksgiving, but my brother has his own familial obligations.

I called my parents and my grandmother this morning to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for the love they bring to my life. I am thankful to spend quality time with my husband. I am thankful for a job that provides me with paid leave. I am thankful that this year I’ve visited less doctors than the three years prior. I am thankful for amazing massage therapists that helped alleviate some of my pains. I am thankful for our beach house and the wonderful memories it provides. I am thankful for the wonderful family and friends in our lives. I am thankful for all of the blessings and joys bestowed upon my husband and I throughout the year. I am thankful that my husband and I have stuck together through some very tough years.

This list could go on and on, but these were the first thoughts that came to mind. I hope you all have many things to be thankful for this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!

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