A journey I am walking during this Thanksgiving season…
Thanksgiving is all about being thankful and gratitude. I am thankful for all the different things that were taught to me through their lives and examples. I am thankful for my new job, working in the bakery at Walmart because it has provided me with steady income. I am thankful for the new people I have met and new skills I am learning.
I am learning to be thankful for even the hard things that have happened in our lives. Matt’s health issues and my job loss for the last several years have been trying on us, physically, emotionally and financially. I have seen God provide for us time and time again, even when sometimes we have no answers from the medical field. I am thankful for the tests that have come back with good results, even though it means we still have no answers. I have also had many dear friends move away the last couple of years who were my confidants and help. I would not wish any other life than the paths they chose for themselves, but it doesn’t make the heartache any less when I miss them and different times. I am thankful for the time we did spend together crying and laughing.
Yet even with all these things to be thankful, I have struggled with my depression and anxiety this season. I have changed my medicine and am finding new friends to share my heart with. I am continuing to learn to break through my own walls and share my heart with others as I struggle.
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season?