With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, it's hard not to take a moment and consider all the things we have to give thanks and be grateful for.
First and foremost, I am grateful for the baby (my first) having a dance party in my womb as I sit here writing this. I'm also thankful for an amazing husband, who is as excited as can be to get ready for this baby, even if it means listening to me analyze the color of the walls for a week, and me asking him to rearrange the nursery furniture for the umpteenth time because I just can't decide which way it looks the best.
I am thankful for the additions to my family within the past year, the relatively good health of my family members, and the love and support we have showered on each other over the past year. I'm especially grateful for daily phone calls with my mom, even if it is to talk about nothing. There is nothing like a close relationship with your family.
I am grateful for friends, who despite the miles between us, still manage to play a large role in each other's lives. Social media does wonders, and even with growing families, we still find a way to get together about once each month.
I am thankful to be part of the Mid-States team. Every day I am challenged, in a good way, and have the pleasure of working with some of the best people I've ever met. It is so wonderful to be part of a team that truly cares about each other and to be part of a company that truly care for, and invests in, people.
And I am grateful for all the experiences I have had in the past year. From a trip to California, to seeing Tom Petty during his final tour to all of our family and friend get-togethers, I have been truly blessed.
Finally, I am thankful to know that I have so much to look forward to in the coming year. I can't wait to see what is in store for me.
Now, it's your turn. What do you want to give thanks for? What are you grateful for?
Happy Thanksgiving! In recognition of the holiday, Mid-States will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. May your Thanksgiving be filled with family, friends and plenty of delicious food!