Today is Thanksgiving Day. Everyone always finds things to be thankful for on this day. I am not sure why some people feel that this is the only day they can be thankful, but I suppose that is better than never. Myself, I am thankful every day. I am just choosing this day to tell everyone. :)
It was just last week DW and I and Shy celebrated the second anniversary of her adoption. In less than 3 weeks, we will celebrate 5 years since Shy came into our life and changed our family forever. For purposes of this blog and this day, I will concentrate on what has happened over the last year that we are thankful for.
Well, last year I was thankful for a new job on Cape Cod. This year, while I am still living on Cape Cod, I am thankful for another new job. I started in September and it is a truly wonderful job that I am thoroughly enjoying and very thankful to have. During the last year, we have made many new friends and really have been able to make the cape a great home. W have a wonderful congregation at the temple we attend, and Shyanne is really growing and thriving in this new environment,
But none of the above is what I am most thankful for this year. I am most thankful for the most recent event that has added to our family. Our daughter Amy gave birth to a beautiful baby girl just last week. Yes, only 2 days before the anniversary of Shy's adoption, Madelyn Lenore was born. 7lbs 11 oz and 20 inches.
AND she is absolutely adorable. The best part is that Shy is so wonderful with her new niece. She loves holding her and taking to her. She is absolutely fantastic. I am so proud of her and when I look at her holding Madelyn, I know that one day she will make a great mother herself,,,,,,,,just like her sister Amy. I have to tell you, I couldn't before proud of Amy. I don't think you ever really know what kind of a mother one of your children will be, but there is no doubt in my mind that Amy is and will be a great mother.
So, all in all, I have so much to be thankful for. I think I am one of the luckiest men alive. I have a wife who is the most beautiful woman in the world. I have a little girl Shyanne who is the most beautiful girl in the world, and I have a little granddaughter Madelyn who is the most beautiful baby in the world !!!!!! This doesn't even begin to mention how lucky I am to have the three fantastic biological children I have.
I don't know how I merited such a wonderful life, but I am not going to complain. I am just going to take today and sit back and enjoy what a wonderful family I have.