This week I’m using each day to share with the world what I am thankful for. After God and His Son, I am most thankful for my family. I am grateful for my parents, who did the best they could and for their parents who also did the best they could. After all, that’s all we can give to our children – our very best with what we are given – and I know my parents did for me.

I am so incredibly, undeniably thankful for my own immediate family – The Man and The Boys. They are the best family for me. I am so grateful that my kids are intelligent, able-bodied and healthy. I see them growing up right before my eyes, becoming wonderful young men working toward their own goals and dreams.
I am thankful for all of our health. There are a few things in question right now, but overall, we’ve all been blessed with able bodies, minds and spirits. May we use these blessings to give back to others who are less fortunate.
Tonight I will have all of my family under one roof when the last college boy arrives home. I’m so excited to have the next several days with them. As always, it will be difficult to say good-bye to them on Sunday, but at least Christmas is only a few short weeks away.

Also under this heading of family, I must include my business partner, publisher and more-than-a-friend, Chrissi. We’ve been teased before about introducing each other as “partners,” but, of course, we both have husbands we love. We do agree, however, that our relationship (and any great business partnership) is nearly as tight of a bond as that between spouses. We’re not only financially committed to each other, but we’re always concerned about the other’s best interests and well-being, whether physical, emotional or spiritual. Unfortunately, not all business partnerships are like this. I am truly blessed and forever grateful to have Chrissi in my life.