Every year, Thanksgiving comes and goes. We may take the time to reflect, we may not. Honestly, I don’t usually reflect. But this year, I have decided to take that moment. It has been a bit of a crazy year with Highs and Lows like everyone has. Sometimes you need to stop and smell the roses. So that is what I am going to do.

I am very thankful for my family. I know everyone says that but where would we be without them? My husband quit his career in sales and became a truck driver. He is happier than I have ever seen him. He sacrifices time with the family to ensure we are all safe and secure. So I am thankful for that.

My kids are all happy, Our 18-year-old is starting on the world of adulting. I must admit, it is nice to see that we raised him to be able to. He is learning as he goes; as we all did. He still has his eye on being a pilot. In the meantime, he is learning about what hard work is. I love it!! I am thankful that he is a good kid. (in his mind a good adult!)

Our 15-year-old has discovered the world of DnD. I can’t believe that the game is still around. I played it a few times in my teens. As she embarks on Grade 11, with plans to be a marine biologist, I am thankful that her dreams may come true. She has dreamed of that since she was about 5 and it actually has never waivered. So Sweet!

Our 10 year old made the Edmonton Synchronized swim team. It is early practice on Saturdays (7am) but it is so worth it to watch her find her passion. I cannot wait to see her compete!

Lastly, our 9-year-old is right in the middle of football season. I am very thankful that he loves it as much as I love Football, which if you did not know me, I love A LOT! He has gotten so good at it and is following right in his older brother’s footsteps.

My parents are doing well, my brother and his family are doing well and my in-laws are doing well. I am so thankful that I have staff that I can rely on and who I love to be around. What else can I say! Life is far from perfect but honestly….first world problems.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!