If there is one word that can sum up my thoughts on this year it is – thankful. It’s quite cliché around Thanksgiving but there isn’t a better word to describe all my emotions right now. I know this is not actually on Thanksgiving but I took the time off to spend with family. We were soaking in every minute of the holiday.
I can probably blame it on the pregnancy hormones but I think I tear up at least once a day thinking about all the true blessings in my life.
I honestly have no idea what I would do without him. We’ve grown a lot together in this past year and we’ve learned the true meaning of teamwork, which I’m sure will continue to grow once our little blessing arrives. He’s had to pick me up several times throughout this pregnancy and always is there to give the best advice.
He’s always looking out for me, taking care of me, and constantly making me smile. I’m blessed that we share many of the same passions and I’m so excited about the future ahead of us.
When we started trying to get pregnant I had no idea what a journey this all would be. I prayed for this blessing and I don’t even think thankful is a strong enough word to describe what I feel for being blessed with a son.
He will be here soon and it makes me so excited to think about what he will be like. To think about the limitless life that lies ahead and all the wonderful adventures it will bring for our family.
My family has always been a constant support. This past year being closer to all of them and getting to go through this journey as well has brought so much extra joy to our lives. I am so excited to share the first grandchild with both of our families and know that it will be such a fun experience!
I’m blessed to be able to spend holidays with them now after several years of being too far away to come home.
I am also thankful for my amazing friends both old and new. Running and this year have brought some amazing, strong, and motivating women into my life that have been a huge support system through this pregnancy. I can’t even begin to explain just how much that has meant to me.
They are also such an encouragement about my upcoming postpartum journey and are always there with honest advice as to what is to come.
Running wasn’t perfect through pregnancy but it was such a big part of helping me stay sane and get through many of the weeks. I’m proud that I continued to stay active and keep it up until 36 weeks when I knew it was time to stop.
Running has taught me so much over the years and even now during pregnancy it has continued to teach me even more. It’s amazing what you can learn if you allow it. Each day that I’m not running right now I’m still grateful for the lessons I’ve learned that will bring me back stronger.
All of YOU!
I can’t tell you how amazing it is to have you all as part of this journey. You’ve been so wonderful to allow me to share my thoughts, feelings, and journey through pregnancy and running. I can’t begin to explain how wonderful it is to have your support through this time.
I look forward to continuing to share my journey postpartum as a new mom. There are so many fun things ahead and I look forward to coming and sharing more and more each day! Thank you for reading. Thank you for being there. Thank you for your support and encouragement!
I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving with those you love. Make sure you check my Instagram on Monday for a giveaway I know you won’t want to miss! As a thank you for your support!
What is one thing you are thankful for?
What did you do for Thanksgiving?