So, my friend Lydia over at Cluttered Genius has challenged a group of us to post what we are thankful for each day this month. And not just the typical ‘I’m thankful for ____’ but actually be intentionally thankful for what we are talking about each day. I’m a day late with this one because of who I am as a person (let’s be honest, I’ll be on time when The Walking Dead becomes a documentary).
I am thankful for Eric. Flat out, this man has changed not only my life, but my children’s lives for the better. Up until we got together, I had all but given up on finding ‘the one’. I just kind of assumed it would be me, and the kids, and that’s it. Forever. And there really isn’t anything wrong with that, but a piece of my heart was missing something. I wanted that companionship, that friendship, that wholeness that comes with finding your partner and soulmate.
Eric has finally brought that about in me. I don’t have to be anything I’m not with him. He accepts me, flaws and all. He makes me feel beautiful on those days when I feel like crawling into a hole and not ever coming out. He makes me feel perfect when I have fallen and injured myself in some ridiculous way for the 40th time that week. He has taught Thing 1 to catch and throw a football better than most 1st graders around. He’s given both boys a safe place to call home and an amazing father figure to look up to.
We have similar dreams, aspirations, and life goals. Which is fantastic. He pushes me to be a better version of myself. And I have brought out an entrepreneurial spirit in him, which I love. His family is amazing, and trust me, each of them will be given their own day this month, because I can’t say enough good about any of them. They have all accepted the boys and I with no hesitation.
He’s amazing. He’s the guy I can picture myself walking down the aisle toward one day. We’re in the process of buying our dream home together, and I have never been happier in my life.
So, today, is the day I get to be thankful for the most amazing man in the world.