Thanksgiving Prep

My Thanksgiving preparations are now complete… I have researched my recipes, thawed my turkey and received my mother from out of town.  I feel like a million bucks!  I feel like I have everything to be thankful for.  My family.

There used to be a time when I wondered what the point of Thanksgiving was.  I mean, i can literally eat turkey and gravy any time I feel like thanks to Boston Market.  What is the big deal about this day?  Well, it definitely isn’t the turkey or the perfect peach cobbler, even though they do help.  It’s family.  The environment that we are found in on this day that matters.
I have more than I can imagine to be thankful for.  This year has been more than amazing to me.  I received more than I every thought would be possible.  Beyond blessed and beyond grateful.  I have so much to be thankful for and it all begins with my family.  I feel so loved and this brings so much happiness to my life.

My family.
I have my three daughters and my loving husband.  They make my world go round and without them, I would not be possible.  I strive to be the best I can just for them.  I bend backwards just to give them the best of me every day.  It’s not easy, exhaustive sometimes but I do the best I can.  They are my reason for striving for my best.  They are my reason for humility and the reason I pray every night.  They make me want to be a better person, mother and friend.

My Parents.
I just can’t imagine my life without them in my life.  How blessed I am to have them in my life makes me speechless.  I was brought into this world with them by my side and this is all I’ve ever known.  They are my beginning and my reason for being who I am.  My parents have taught me the true meaning of life and love.  I would never be where I am if it wasn’t for them.  They have shaped me to be just who I am and I am thankful for them every day of my life.  A mother’s love is unending and a father’s love so comforting.  This is why I am a strong woman, always ready to give and receive love. They taught me the true meaning of unconditional love.

My siblings.
Oh how my world would be if I had been a single child?  I feel so extremely blessed my mother raised us during a different time than today.  I have three children and at times I feel so overwhelmed.  Not then, those times were different.  Even though times were hard, my siblings by my side made me feel safe and never alone.  I had their support and strength that carried me though difficult times.  They were and still are, always there to guide me.  I looked up to them then, when I needed fashion advice, and now when I need life lessons.  My siblings are my rock and my support.  I feel that no matter what happens, they complete my triangle of life.  They keep me standing and they keep me sane.  A sister’s love is unlike anything else.

As I look forward to tomorrow, I couldn’t help but reminisce on my true meaning of being thankful. This is is, my love and admiration for those who have helped shape me to be who I am today.  They are the positive change I want to be, the loving example of family and the admiration of how close my family has always been.

Thank you God for everything, this and more you have blessed me in my life.

Feeling Grateful.
Lorena F.

Lorena Frith

Lifestyle Photographer in Houston, Texas

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