I meant to write a thanksgiving post about the many MANY things I am enormously grateful for but I missed the day and things have slowly drifted from me. But here I am now ready to write it up. And if you feel like I’ve somehow neglected to mention you, I apologize.
First, my parents. I can barely even think about how much they’ve done for me the last few years-hell, my whole life-without getting choked up. I love these guys. LOVE. All my heart and every cell in my body. They have been endlessly supportive and generous and caring. Even when I’m pretty sure I didn’t deserve it and when I didn’t act appreciative. I was a very difficult teenager and that really never ended. Anyone that can love me with no reservations after that has all my respect.
My sister, Megan. How is it even possible we haven’t lived in the same city for, what, 28 years?? That is some kind of bullshit. My sister is my mentor. Without going into any gritty details she created the path upon which i travel. Everything she did I did. She is magically amazing and has the best friends and deserves every single one of them.
Libs. This woman. Holy shit this woman. I look at her and have NO idea how she does what she does. She made me learn how to quilt and look at us now. So creative, so incredibly smart, so kind, thoughtful, patient, loving. Everything good should go her way because she is everything good.
My friends in Canada. Man. You guys? I fucking love you guys. So so so much. Michelle, you are incredible and I love everything about you and your beautiful, extended, family. Stefan, you make me laugh every day and you have more heart than almost anyone. Ashley you are a superwoman, no one could deny that, your endless energy and love fill me with good. Good. You and Scott and the chillins. Ryan OB, you are incredible, watching you grow and evolve every day is a joy, Amber is a lucky woman. Corrie and Ryan? Fuck off, I love you guys. 20 years man. And Marty, Gillian, Jill, Nicole, Marc, I think about each of you every day and how much love I have for all of you. My gosh, I surely wouldn’t be where I am without a single one of you.
My Cabo friends list is endless too. Warren and Sara my very best and least expected girlfriends. Kyle who made me realize I was on a negative path and forced me to switch gears. Bob and Jess, my alter parents, holy moly I love you guys. CJ who is my total rock here. Steph and Sam, you loved up jerks, you’re the best. Kathi, Wayne, I owe you. Nate, Rocio, Niko, Alex, Ali B, Benja, Carlos, Ryan, Sophie, Ava, you guys keep me sane.
This, THIS, is what I am grateful for. The unending love. I was so lost for so long and everyone I have mentioned has helped in some way to guide me back. Again, I realize I have a million other friends that I didn’t mention, you are not forgotten. Every single person that loves me is right here, with me, in my heart.