Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving never meant so much

On Thanksgiving Eve, historically I would be preparing myself to eat a whole lot of food within the next 24 hours (usually 2-3 different times during the day back when Tim and I used to Thanksgiving-hop). But tonight, as I look at my 8lb daughter next to my 17lb turkey, everything has changed. For the first time, it really hit me that Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for things that have happened in the past year, in my life, and for the people that I have around me. And this year, there's no way I'll be able to give enough thanks. My life reached its highest point with the birth of my beautiful daughter, and for that, I am thankful.

There have been times when I thought my life could be no better. Last Thanksgiving, I was thankful that Brendalys and I got married. This Thanksgiving, I was planning on being thankful for the great house we bought, for being a Godfather for the first time, for seeing one of my best friends get married, for the promotion I received, for a great work environment, for the new people that I've met, and for everything else that has happened. But now, I'm thankful for so much more.

I'm thankful that my beautiful wife continues to love and support me, that my gorgeous daughter is happy and healthy, that I have such a loving family and wonderful friends, and this year, I'm thankful that I have been given the chance to be a dad. I only hope that I am able to look after Kaylani the way that God is looking out for me.

Thank all of you for your love and support towards me and my family, and I wish all the happiness and joy to you as well this Thanksgiving and in the future. Happy Thanksgiving!


Mr. Sherman said...

Happy Turkey Day!

JonnyTam13 said...

And a happy day after day after Thanksgiving to you too!