Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

My, what a difference a year makes. 365 days granted to do things differently, evolve & self-reflect. Thanksgiving is one of my three favorite holidays. There are no gifts. No expectations. No price-tags. In my eyes, it's the only holiday that is truly about family. Families sharing laughter, great food and creating memories. I reflect back to last year and it wasn't one of my best memories for Thanksgiving. I had such high hopes for it. But,, what a difference a year makes. 

For me, this Thanksgiving is really special. This year I celebrate Thanksgiving: 
 Engaged (the real kind, like with a ring & more importantly the commitment behind it *smiles*)
Wedding date set
 Celebrated my 35th birthday
God willing - kids in the forecast
An amazing partner
A deeper spiritual connection
The best financial position I've EVER been in my life due to no credit of my own (thank YOU Lord)
Super fantastic Awesome genuine friends
A supportive family that is small in numbers but mighty in love
And in my right frame of mind
After the Spring Semester, I will be 3 classes away from finishing Graduate School!
What more could I ask for? Nothing!

I have so much to be thankful for and I know all of my blessings come from God. Without Him I am nothing. I'm a work in progress but I'm loving my under construction phase! It's not always easy and it doesn't always feel good but I am indeed Stronger~Better~ & Wiser, than I've ever been.

Love up on your family & friends this Thanksgiving....we never know who may or may not be with us from year to year so, don't take anything for granted. Create new memories & new traditions. Let this be the BEST Thanksgiving you've experienced thus far. I love you all.

Enjoy your Holiday.


  1. Congrats on the engagement, Channel. It's so nice to see you truly happy.


  2. Thank you so much Deauna! Your well wishes are really appeciated :)