2020 certainly has been one emotional rollercoaster of a year and things are definitely not how I envisioned them to be when I counted down on New Year’s Eve and promised myself and my husband things that would be different this year. The pandemic certainly put a wrench into a lot of things but we pushed through and made the best of what we had. But, I did have lots of time to reflect on what I am thankful for this year even though lots of things were scraped. Gratitude never was and so, I wanna take the time to share with you the things that I am so thankful that I still have this year after all the craziness.
Hands down, my number one things to be thankful for are my husband, my kids, my family and my health. I am so thankful that I had my family with me during this time of uncertainty and that we all stuck together. My kids, well no brainer there, they are my absolute life and while they drive me insane on the daily, I am so thankful that God chose me to be their mommy. My husband, that man is my absolute rock and without him I don’t think I would have survived a lot o things through the years but also I wouldn’t have been able to get through sitting at home for 4 months. He kept me sane and took me out as often as we could even if it was just to get in the car and go through the McDonalds drive thru. He sacrifices an awful lot for our family and my ability to stay home with our babies. I don’t think there are words or even any way that I can give him back as much as he has given me. And another no brainer, my health. I am so thankful that our family stayed healthy during this time!
Another thing I am thankful for, are my friends who have pushed me and motivated me. I have one friend, Allison, who pushed me and motivated me to continue my goal of working out every single day and losing the weight. Without her constant motivation, I don’t think I would have made it as far as I have. I write this, almost 30 lbs lighter than when the year started and still working on my health and wellness journey to continue to drop the weight and be a healthier me for myself, my family, and my kids. I have another friend, Mariah, who has constantly motivated me to become a better blogger and content creator on instagram. She has certainly helped me turn this social media outlet into a career and now there are things that I am able to do for myself, my husband, my children and my family that I had only dreamed of doing before.
Lastly, I am thankful for is simply just waking up each morning and tackling the day. Some days are harder than others and sometimes my mental health can come into play more than I would like it to but, I am still extremely thankful for just being able to wake up.
Like I mentioned earlier, this year did not turn out how I planned hardly at all but we have certainly made the best of it and a lot was put into perspective. I wasn’t able to enjoy Disney as much as we wanted to this year, birthdays weren’t celebrated the way we had planned, we weren’t able to take a trip to California and Arizona, I probably fought with my husband more than I had ever wanted to but we did what we could. I would have to say that I think our family grew even closer and we created more memories than we probably even realized. It was a year to remember that is for sure!
I’ve connected with some amazing Bloggers to share some blogs featuring all things we’re thankful for, goals and inspirations. Head to each of their blogs to check out what they are sharing.
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Such a sweet post! Definitely agree with your #1 gratitude. Family is everything! Love the shout out to fellow bloggers too!
such a heartwarming post and beautiful pics.. Yes to family!!! my teenager recently asked me what my favorite word/thing would be and my answer was – family !!
This lovely, heartwarming post is exactly what I needed today. Thank you! I couldn’t agree with you more, and your family is beautiful.
What a wonderful post. It definitely has been a rough year but there are so many things and people to be thankful for.
This is an amazing post. I agree that 2020 is a year with loads of difficulties but we have plenty of things to be happy.
Love this!! Definitely this year has been wild, but gotta dig deep and really thank the universe for all your blessings.
Obviously family!! Family supports you no matter what!
Beautiful, always grateful for family and those who we love.
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This was amazing to read. i love this. I can’t wait to have a family.
I think the past two years haven’t been easy for anyone…it’s almost a year since my accident so grateful for my life too, it proves miracle do happen! Happy Thanksgiving! @journeyofsmiley