Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
The past year has been one of the most eventful of my entire life. And that’s no exaggeration.
In fact, a year ago today Living One-Handed didn’t yet exist! The blog went live in December (with this first post about my pants) and it has become one of the best parts of my life. I’m so thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to meet and help people all over the world who are affected by limb-differences. I’m thankful for everyone who has shared their story and perspective with me, which has given me a clearer understanding of how limb-difference affects all types of people. I’m most thankful to have met such amazing leaders in the limb-different community, like Molly, Jen, Tony, Meg, Eric and Sam…and so many others. You all inspire me beyond what I can say with words.
I’m also thankful for my family; both immediate and extended. It’s been a trying year in many ways and our families have stuck-by and supported us and encouraged us, just like good families are meant to do. I’m thankful for my amazing kids, Sam, Anna, and Claire. They make me laugh every single day and their care and concern for others is heart-warming. They take after their mom in that way.
Speaking of…I’m so incredibly thankful for my wife. Julie and I are coming-up on twelve years together and in many ways it feels like we’re still newlyweds. Sometimes that’s good, but other times it’s like, “Wait, why don’t we have this figured out yet??” There’s nobody else I’d rather tackle this challenge we call Life with than her. She’s an amazing mother. She’s an incredible friend. In fact, if I had a nickel for every time I heard, “I love your wife!” I’d be rich. And let me just say right here, her patience with me is second to none. She has stood by and supported me while I’ve floundered and helped me out of many a funk. I’m so grateful for her love and partnership.
And last, but definitely not least, I’m thankful for YOU! Thank you for being you. Thank you for being a part of the LOH community. You mean a lot to me.
Have a great day and try to cut that turkey one-handed! Good luck!
What about you? What are you thankful for today?