What I Am Thankful For

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This has been a trying year in my life and some of my good friends know the bitter details, but I would like to remind everyone that no matter what blows you are dealt in life, always try to think optimistically.  This post I am inspiring those to share what they are thankful for and spread care, love and optimism across the blogging community.

I am not talking about being thankful for material things like your Nikon binoculars that you got for your birthday or anything. I want you to share about who and what you are thankful for and why. Events, people or occasions that help shape you and make you who you are.

I am thankful for my two beautiful children my oldest who turned five last month and my youngest who turned two this month.  They are the greatest things in my life, the oldest is so vocal and open and communicates so well for his age, he can readily engage in conversation and his understanding level is years beyond him.  He is smart, funny, intelligent and super active, bores too quickly, bugs me to play with him every second of every day and I love every minute of it.  My little one is strong willed, stubborn, loves to rough house, beats up on his older brother, loves tickles, hide and seek and getting into everything.

These boys have brought new meaning into my life and I cannot and would never want to imagine my life again without them in it.  This also brings me to thank the beautiful, intelligent and sometimes frustrating woman that is their mother.  This girl and I have spent the last twelve years together facing off against the world and have been there for each other through thick and thin.  I knew from the moment I met her she was going to be someone special in my life, and she will always be the mother of the two best things in my life.  Though we have been through some tough times we hang in there and continue to try and support each other and forge ahead because in the end life is about learning, exploring and sharing it with your best friend, your partner and your soul mate.

So what and who are you thankful for my friends?

-Justin Germino

Updated: November 26, 2008 — 8:43 am