Last year, I took on the task of hosting my first Thanksgiving. This year, I have given the holiday back to my mother-in-law. With Patrick only a month old, I didn't think I would be able to pull it off. I did manage, though, to prepare a spiral ham, basted with Coke. I hope everyone likes it!
Since last Thanksgiving, a lot has happened in my life. Exactly a year ago, I got the okay from my doctor to become pregnant. I was very lucky that it only took a short amount of trying, and I am thankful for that.
I am thankful that I have a healthy baby boy that I can stare at all day long.
I am thankful for my husband and for the way he loves me and our son. For the way he has adapted to being married to me for the last few years and for the years we have before us.
I am thankful for my extended family and friends, who show me daily how much they love me and my family.
I am thankful for my health. After almost a year of being pregnant and being sent home on "limited activity", I am happy to say that I am as healthy as can be. Even the recovery from my c-section has been relatively painless.
I hope everyone has a great holiday - please remember to tell those nearest and dearest to you how thankful you are to have them in your lives.