AS OF 2PM I DO NOT HAVE TO RETURN TO SCHOOL UNTIL MONDAY!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYY!!!
The Bears are on their way to good ole Rocky Top Tennessee for a fun-filled family reunion-ish Thanksgiving break! We are going to see lots of Mr. Bear’s family and I just can’t wait! I haven’t seen my Tennesse in-laws since…. um… yah it’s been so long I can’t remember the last time I was in TN.
I am so so so excited for Thanksgiving to finally be here… not only because I get to eat lots of yummy food, but also because I get to be with family. When you live far away from all of your family, Thanksgiving (among other holidays) is such a wonderful time of year to catch up with the ones you love. It is also a great holiday because the only thing you focus on is food AND family. Christmas (is still my fav) has things like Santa Claus and presents and stockings and cookies keeping you from really spending time with the fam (jk).
No really… Thanksgiving is the best time of year to give THANKS for everything and everyone you have in your life. This year I am especially grateful for my job – being a teacher is definitely difficult (and extrememly tiring) but SO rewarding. I have the most wonderful students and faculty friends at my school that I just can’t stop thinking of how blessed I am – and thanking God for guiding me to this point in my life.
I am thankful for my husband – the man who is now my bestest friend in the whole wide world.
He makes me laugh, makes me feel safe, makes me happy, he makes me SMILE. He let me decorate for Christmas more than a month in advance. I love him more than I ever thought possible. There is nothing more comforting and warming to my heart knowing that at the end of a long day my hubsby will be there – waiting for me at home – hiding behind the kitchen wall, ready to scare me and make me laugh til I cry. He is the best.
I am thankful for my family – sooooo thankful for my family. They are the most incredibly loving people on this planet – all of my family is, including my in-laws. When I started teaching, scared to death of what my new profession would be like, my family was right there for me – with advice, calls of support, donations to my pathetic little classroom. They are incredible and I am so fortunate to be blessed with such a large loving family!
And my friends… those that have stuck by me through the years…those that I met after moving to MD…. those that I met in ATL….everyone… those that are still my friends even through my lack of contact due to the long hours I spent in school this summer. They are priceless.
I am thankful for my life – what a wonderful blessed life I live. Thank you to every one and for every thing in my life. I am so fortunate and so grateful.
I hope you all have a HAPPY Gobbler Day!!! I may be back before this weekend… then again I may be lounging in my sweaty sweat pants on the couch with my in-laws watching movies and disconnecting myself from the web….