Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful...

I am thankful for friends, new and old. I am thankful for my Lynchburg friends who knew me growing up and will always understand certain things about me because they know about growing up in our hometown. I am thankful for my William & Mary friends who knew me when I finally learned to let loose and learned to really enjoy life. I am thankful for my UVA friends, both classmates and neighbors, we had a wonderful year together in Charlottesville and I only wish we had longer to hang out. I am thankful for my Sylvan friends, the best work friends a girl could find. I still miss that job sometimes and love that we helped so many children and had fun doing it. I am thankful for good neighbors, both in Westlake and in Craig Ranch. I love having friends who are also neighbors. There are no pretensions. They know who you really are, how messy your house really is, how you look doing yardwork in your grubbiest of grubbies, and they still like you anyway. So thankful. I am thankful for my fellow mom friends, the ones who have helped me figure out motherhood and have been there for the triumphs and bumps along the way. I feel so blessed to have met so many wonderful friends through my children and I know that many of these friendships will be lifelong ones. I am thankful for my knitting and blogging friends who I have met simply through a shared love for this craft. I love sharing ideas with you and all the creativity you inspire in me. On this day where I get to see one of my best friends ever, I am so thankful for friends. So for all my friends, old and new, near and far, casual and best, I wish you a happy Thanksgiving Eve, safe travels and much happiness this holiday season.

1 comment:

Audra said...

I'm so thankful for your friendship Haley! I love that we can connect through blogging, and that, when we meet in person, we can pick up right where we left off the last time you were in town. You are one of my oldest mom friends. We met when I was still a refugee from that distant country known as "Life Before Baby." Even though J isn't that much older than F (12 days?), you were my mentor. You were already a pro while I was still floundering