What I'm Thankful for This Year

So, I missed making a Thanksgiving post by 30 minutes, but I wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving.

This year, in spite of all the bad, I am so aware that I have so many things to be thankful for.

Image credit: Morgue File

Image credit: Morgue File

 

Here’s just a few:

  • I am thankful for an apartment with heat and ac for the first time in two years.

  • I am thankful for friends who are supporting me (especially Cole, Elizabeth, Tim, Virginia, and Ruby, who have put up with a lot of crazy Kait lately).

  • I am thankful for my perfect new baby niece who I am madly in love with and for my two wild and wonderful three year olds whose parents graciously let me hang out with them and pretend I'm being helpful by doing so.

  • I am thankful for the framily who have taken me and Christina in--the Cases, the Mechs, the Hornsbys.

  • I am thankful for my students and the opportunity to teach them, which really gives my life meaning.

  • I am thankful for a supportive committee and dissertation director as well as professors and administrators who support me and challenge me.

  • I am thankful for "John the Greater" and "John the Lesser," my two mentors and dear friends to whom I owe so much.

  • I am thankful that John Sommerfeldt’s book is coming out soon and that I have a copy and that he not only acknowledged me, but included me in the dedication.

  • I'm thankful for my Butler kids and all the people who have gotten me to this point.

More thank anything, today I am thankful for my dear friend, Cole, and his wonderful family who took me in and gave this lonely little orphan a place to go this Thanksgiving. I have never felt so warmly welcomed and so loved. Thank you with all my heart.

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving.