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Dec

Truly thankful

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I am thankful for love.
I am thankful for little feet running across our floors.
I am thankful for sibling shrieks of excitement and play.
I am thankful for their love.

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I am thankful for being nudged to make sure I am in bed.
I am thankful for sweet nose kisses.
I am thankful for 13 years of you.
I am thankful that I adopted you but you saved me.
I am thankful that you still adore me, and sit by me, and run to me, and look for me.
I am thankful for your warmth, and your comfort.
I am thankful for your love.

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I am thankful for you entering our lives.
I am thankful that you trust me to be your mom.
I am thankful that you talk to me about things that are on your mind.
I am thankful that you still want to be tucked in.
I am thankful that you still love to snuggle with me.
I am thankful that you still want love and affection from me.
I am thankful that you love him and always want to be with him.
I am thankful for our Friday family nights.
I am thankful that you are careful.
I am thankful that you are an old soul.
I am thankful for your heart.
I am thankful for your love.

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I am thankful for your determination.
I am thankful that you have my grumpy face.
I am thankful that you love your family.
I am thankful for your smile.
I am thankful for your words.
I am thankful that you call for me.
I am thankful for your hugs that warm the soul.
I am thankful for your curls!
I am thankful that you are gentle with Mia.
I am thankful that you are warm.
I am thankful that this world is brand new to you.
I am thankful that you are loving.
I am thankful that you are love.
I am thankful for your love.

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I am thankful that I get to relive an entire childhood because of you.
I am thankful that you have taught me more about family than I could have ever imagined.
I am thankful that I took this chance.
I am thankful that you both found us.
I am thankful that you are gentle souls.
I am thankful for this precious time we get to have together.
I am thankful that I will never forget our memories, I will never forget our days.
I am thankful that I got to be with each of you by myself for nine months.
I am thankful that I get to be your mom.
Thank you for letting me be your mom.

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I am thankful that I met you.
I am thankful that you asked me to be yours.
I am thankful that you are my person.
I am thankful that you took my hand.
I am thankful that you love me.
I am thankful for your patience and understanding, of my craziness, of my fears, of the future.
I am thankful that you realize how important creating a family is for me.
I am thankful that you still want to be with me, be us, be happy.
I am thankful for your love.

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I am thankful for my messy life.
I am thankful for my work that challenges my mind but fills my soul.
I am thankful for long days that make my bones tired.
I am thankful for a world, a life, a family that I created, that I get to nurture and build.
I am thankful for this fleeting time and I am thankful that I have a future to look forward to.
I am thankful for little ones, and little faces, and little giggles, and little voices.
I am thankful for this second chance at childhood.
I am so thankful for this second chance at childhood.

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