Deployment thoughts

Counting my blessings

This post is about my favorite time of year.  Thanksgiving.  Not only is Thanksgiving one of my favorite holidays, it always lands right near my wedding anniversary so it’s a double whammy of happiness.

With that, I thought I would type up a little list of things I am most thankful for this year to share with you all.

Coming up on the 4th anniversary of this blog, I am truly thankful for all of my readers.  I have met some amazing people through my blog, and this makes my heart so very happy. Thank you so much to you all!!!

I am thankful for the health and wellness of my family.  If you recall last March, my daughter was in a pretty bad accident.  You can read about it here.  She is now 100% back to her normal snarky teenager self, and I wouldn’t change a single moment because her snarkyness means she’s healthy and happy, LOL.

I am thankful for my own determination and perseverance.  I have finally started to REALLY catalog my recipes, and although my dreams of a cookbook may be far off still, I am at least moving forward with this goal.  You can see the most current list of my recipes here.

I am thankful for the strong family bond I have with my immediate family.  Upon hearing the news of my husband’s deployment this coming spring, I have been supported more than I even imagined possible and this makes the sting of his leaving a little easier to bear.

I am thankful for my amazing co-workers, friends, and neighbors who have been there for me through thick and thin this past year, and remind me daily that I am not in this alone.


And I am most thankful for my husband who continues to selflessly serve his country, all while taking extra steps to remind both me and my daughters how much he loves us and appreciates all that we do to serve our country as well.  He truly is a hero, the love of my life, and just a really amazing man.  I swear I don’t tell him enough, but he’s my rock.

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving? What is your favorite part of this holiday season?

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!!!

❤ Michelle


23 thoughts on “Counting my blessings”

  1. You truly are a blessed woman and to others as well. Happy Thanksgiving and Anniversary to you! Enjoy your family time and we’ll be here when you get back! Luv you!!

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  2. My daughter hasn’t been home for two thanksgivings in a row. Last year she was deployed to Egypt and this year her section has duty on the holidays. Oh well next year and SKYPE for now. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  3. I think this is a beautiful list! And you are right, you have much to be thankful for!

    I’m so happy your daughter is doing well and back to her “snarky” self. Daughters sure are good for that! 🙂

    I know deployments are not an easy thing to go through. My dad was Army Special Foces for 25 years and was deployed more times than I would have liked. But, just remember, you have all of us here to get you through it until your hubby comes home.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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