Thursday, November 1, 2012

30 Days of Thanksvember - Day 1

Today is my first day of a month long of thanks, inspired by Aoibheal's Lair. There are no blog hops, no giveaways, but if you want to do this too, just go to her blog and grab the button that I too have on my sidebar!

I think this is a great little project, especially since I despise the dreary month of November. The sky is steely, the ground is wet and muddy, the trees are grey and naked. It can never seem to decide whether to rain or sleet or spit snow. I'm 800 miles away from the maternal side of my family and can't afford to hop on a plane to spend Thanksgiving with them.

So, on this first day, I am thankful for my family.

My oldest bio sister, Amanda, with her family

My adult cousins in New York, on my dad's side. Genetically they are not related to me, but we've always just ignored that :)

Me with my biomom (right) and HER mother, who adopted and raised me

My sweet dad, may he rest in joy and peace.

Youngest bio sister, Becky, with our nephew Gage

Bio sister Susan with her newest son, Patrick

Bio brother Robert, his lovely lady Megan, and their daughter Kaidyn

From my blood siblings, to the parents who raised me, to cousins I have recently discovered for the first time, to the three beautiful women who accepted me into their lives as their heart sister. I am grateful for every single one of them and wouldn't be who I am without them.