On this Friday before Thanksgiving, I would like to take a moment to honor those in my life who mean the most to me.
I am thankful for being born to 4 of the greatest grandparents who ever lived. They were wonderful people who taught me not only to work hard but to keep learning. None of the 4 went to college but all appreciated the value of education. They were always learning something new and made sure I understood that your education was something that no one could take from you. I make it a point to educate myself on something every day. I’m also thankful to marry into a family with 4 more wonderful grandparents who reinforced everything I was taught by my birth grandparents.
I’m thankful for my daughter. I never thought I would become a mother, I had been told by doctors that I would never be pregnant. Needless to say, even though we were trying, we were surprised. After a difficult pregnancy that ended dramatically, I had the sweetest baby. She really wasn’t any trouble until she learned to talk at a year old. She has been a pleasure to not just watch but help guide her into young adulthood. Even now she’s good for a laugh, definitely inherited our sense of humor.
I am most thankful for my husband. He really is the greatest person I’ve even met. There were many times between 1986-1995 that we should have met, we were in the same place at the same time more than once. I even remember seeing him driving through the old Pratt parking lot in his beat-up Buick when I was about 16 or 17. I just remember the loud primer car with the young guy driving through, a girl next to him. Turns out that was his sister, who worked next door at the Showbiz Pizza. We were at car shows and air shows at the same time but finally a fateful day in April 1995 brought us together and we’ve been together ever since. He has helped me through so much and knows me better than I know myself. He’s the one who encouraged me to go back into journalism with this blog in 2015, and after quitting my job last year, has encouraged me to grow the site. He truly changed the direction of my life and I am forever thankful for that. Not only do I have a wonderful family, a nice home, cars that run (if you knew my history, you would understand), tolerable pets, and have been to 34 states and Canada. The last 27 years have been fun and looking forward to more trips and more to learn.
I also want to thank all of you who have been reading my blog, watching my videos, and following me on Facebook. I hope you all enjoy my thoughts and look forward to interacting with more of you in the coming year. Hope you all will like what I have planned, I expect to add way more next year.
Thanks to all,
Bre, The Fat Okie
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