Since I’ve posted here last.
But there’s a reason for that, and her name is Rebecca. As with my last post, there is lots to be thankful for on this day of giving thanks in 2013.
Rebecca is easily the greatest thing to ever happen to me. Never thought I’d take the plunge and get married again, but I can’t wait to make her my wife on August 2, 2014. Every single day I’m blessed to share with her is just..Great. With a capital G.
I used to be a self-centered jerk. Well, I’m still a jerk sometimes, but thanks to Rebecca I’m not so self-centered anymore.
She’s taught me what it really means to love someone and to put their needs above yours, and the meaning of a true partnership. For that, I am thankful, and very appreciative. I try to show her every single day how much she means to me.
And I’ve gained a great second family – Becca’s mom and dad, and her grandmom and aunts have accepted me as one of their own.
Thankful that this year, I’m back at home.. finally. After five long years in other places, moving home to the Philadelphia area in June was a good idea. Even better that Rebecca came with me.
Knowing that I have the greatest parents in the world, who love me and support me in every single thing that I do, can’t be measured. Mom and Dad…I love you. Thanks for always being there.
I’m thankful for our little family of furry faces. They make me laugh every single day with their antics. Although my boys are getting older, they are still full of life and love. They make me realize every day that life is short, and you have to make the best of it while you’re here.
And the cats…I couldn’t imagine going to bed at night without the Cooperman climbing on my chest to be petted, often before I can even get fully under the covers. And Audrey, who curls up on my shoulder each night and purrs me to sleep.
2013 has been a great year, easily my best yet. I’m thankful that I got a second chance at life, because – honestly – I didn’t realize what I was missing before.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in 2013, it’s that you should be thankful every single day for the blessings you have.
Whether those are great or small, you’ve been blessed with the opportunity to live your life…so get out there and live it. Don’t let anyone hold you back. Chase your dreams, they might just become reality. I know mine have.