Tuesday, November 22, 2011


As Thanksgiving approaches I have so much to be thankful for:

1. I'm 44 today

I was thinking "oh man 44, that sounds so old" but then a really good friend got diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer and that knocked some sense into me. I'm so thankful to be celebrating another year and I aim to appreciate that every day.

2. Finding the love of my life!

I waited 43.5 years for this sweet man and he waited 46 for me. Neither one of us has ever been married but after dating for only 3 weeks we both knew it was the real deal :) He was definitely worth the wait and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him!

3. My family

Here is a photo of my sweet family (minus my dad and brother-in-law) taken at my recent bridal shower. They have been so excited and supportive in helping me plan the wedding. I'd never have be able to do it without them! I love them all dearly.

4. My health

I'm extremely lucky in that I get to swim in this beautiful pool 3 times a week.

5. My friends

I have awesome friends that make me laugh, cry and who love me unconditionally. And they are the ones with whom I share my love of knitting and all things Carolina. I am blessed.

6. My job

I am so grateful that I get to do something that some day might make a difference in someone's life.


  1. WELL! That's an awful lot to be grateful for. And it spells out such a rich and happy life. Happy happy birthday again! I celebrate you from higher up on the east coast, and count myself lucky to know you.

    You're SO SO far from being old, but I read a great quote the other day in an article Roseanne Barr wrote for Newsweek, about menopause. She said you only get old if you're *lucky*. And that's so right. Every single day, a lucky day if you get to be here and awake.

    Enjoy your celebration this evening, and here's to a fantastic year ahead!

  2. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Your sweet spirit will be a great blessing to your husband and to those who get to work with you. Enjoy this season!