Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 4 - 15 Days of Thankfulness - Childhood

Today's question is what are three things from childhood you are thankful for. 

1) Being so close to my mom and sisters.  We've always hung out together.  My mom even found a preschool for me to go to that was right down the road from the college she went to get her nursing degree.  She would sometimes come and eat lunch with me.  My sister said I was too little to play with them at first, but that quickly changed.  There was one time we had a three way grass fight using dead rodents as territory markers.  (Ah, to live in the country with outdoor cats.)

2) My parent's divorce.  It was not fun at the time.  Or even shortly thereafter.  But old wounds have finally shown some semblance of healing and all five of us are better people for it. My mom and my dad have both remarried wonderful people and have grown into stable individuals.

3) Moving to Michigan.  The job market is atrocious and the economy sucks, but I'm glad we moved here.  New York held bad memories for all of us and I think we would have floundered there.  Here I've found purpose and friends that have lasted almost a decade.  Considering the fact that I'm only 20, that's pretty substantial.


  1. I feel the same as you when it comes to my parents separation. It is just funny that we rarely see how some bad things can turn really good after a while.

  2. Yeah. Even tragic events can turn into learning experiences at the very least, and help you grow into a better person.

  3. Yay grass fights! I believe using the dead rodents as markers was my idea... :/