During this holiday season it’s more important than ever to consider the things you are most thankful for in your lives
This week’s Sunday Stills Photo Challenge by Terri Webster Shrandt is focused on giving thanks. Check out her photos here and join in if you can!
One of the biggest rewards in our lives is our grandson (pictured above). He brings us joy and laughter every day, and even though he’s now on the opposite coast in Newfoundland, we stay up to date in his, and our daughter’s lives with cherished photos. It’s hard to imagine this kid has been battling Type 1 Diabetes for five years already! Thanks to the research done on this life-threatening disease, he can better monitor his condition and live an active lifestyle.
Next is my daughter, who is an inspiration and my hero for all that she manages on a day-to-day basis. Being a single parent is tough enough, add in a special needs child, and a goal of becoming a marine biologist and her hands are full! On top of that, she fosters cats and volunteers at the local pet sanctuary. She’s incredible!
Of course, I need to add my baby, Harley, to the list. She grew up next to our Shepherd, Annie, and thinks she’s a dog! lol. She protects the yard, follows DH everywhere he goes, and cuddles with me when I’m not well. She’s eight now and slowing down, but I hope we have many more years before we have to say goodbye.
Several years ago, we moved from our home in Alberta to Vancouver Island to help our daughter get settled into university and watch over our young grandson. Hubby traveled back and forth to Alberta bi-monthly for work and said that he was going to make my dream of staying on the island a reality. And he did!
We’ve been here nine years now and can’t imagine living anywhere else. I’m so grateful to be given the opportunity to bring my mom here with us to what I consider paradise 🙂
So, what are you thankful for? Share your thoughts with me, I’d love to hear from you!