25 November 2010

Giving Thanks

I am thankful that the Ty-man's parents both attended a Georgia Southern Baptist dinner and happened to sit across from one another in 1963.

I am thankful that my mother decided to go on that blind date with that policeman back in 1968 and married him one year later.

I am thankful that Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama, was full my first two week choices in April, 1988 and that I had to go the week after my high school's spring break.

I am thankful that when I called that cute, tall boy who was in my Space Academy group, that he wasn't dating anyone.

I am thankful that Ty-man's parents showed me (21 years and two days ago today) the place where my boyfriend would be attending college.

I am thankful that I joined a sorority and met my best and lifelong friend Toni.

I am thankful that when I broke off my engagement to Ty-man, then realized my gigantic mistake, that he still loved me, too. And forgave me.

I am thankful that Toni convinced me to attend a sorority alumnae meeting six months after my college graduation, where I met my other best and lifelong friend Jenny.

I am thankful that I married Ty-man 15 years and almost six months ago.

I am thankful that Jenny's mother-in-law gave me the business card of one Dr. Ceana Nezhat when I found out I was infertile.

I am thankful that Dr. Nezhat's family escaped the 1979 Iranian Revolution and came to America where he and his brothers became experts in obstetric, gynecologic, and endocrinologic sciences.

I am thankful that I listened to the Ty-man and Dr. Nezhat and tried one more round of fertility treatments when I was ready to give up.

I am thankful that the NICU nurses and doctors took care of my twin babies for 20 days.

I am thankful that I didn't take birth control the year after the twins' birth and received the best surprise of my life.

I am thankful for my family and for all of the random moments and chances that made us us.


Dave2 said...


Now I'm thankful for all the things you're thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving. :-)

Grant said...

I am thankful for Asian strippers, booze, American muscle cars, and heavy metal. That's in no particular order.

Sorry, but everywhere I go people are being thankful for such maudlin crud as friends and family and I thought it was important to remind you all of the things that are really important, by which I mean Asian strippers.

sybil law said...

I am thankful for getting to meet you - AND the TY man - and that you're around, in general!
Happy Thanksgiving!

marty said...

I am thankful for having two days off.

Kim - Mommycosm said...

I'm thankful to have met you through my computer screen years ago. I feel as if I know you and your family even though we have never met in person.

Love that picture... your family is adorable :)

Michael from dadcation.com said...

This post is awesome...glad you shared it.

George said...

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A Free Man said...

Ah, thanks for that. And a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Expat No. 3699 said...

I am thankful to have met you here first, and then in person.