Although I always try to keep a grateful heart year-round, there’s simply something about this time of year that shoves a lot of inner warmth and joy and gratitude at you full-force! It’s in the falling of the leaves, in the cold air that makes you bundle up toasty warm, and in the idea that the holidays are spent with family and close friends.
This post also serves as a mini update as to what the heck is going on with my layout?? Well, you see, I’ve got a fickle mind when it comes to layouts and designs, and I’ve been fidgeting with it a little (okay, a lot), so that’s why everything seems a bit wonky. Bear with me as I get everything sorted out and looking the way I want it to! I’ve also been kind of skeptical about just calling my blog “Rosie Overstreet”, so even though I haven’t change my domain, I’ll be calling my site “Love, Rosie” from now on. ?
As our Thanksgiving day is drawing to a close, I wanted to take a moment of my time to say what I have been thankful for this year! I have many things of which to show my gratitude, and I just know I’m going to forgot some. But since I’m doing this on the fly, I’ll just accept that that’s probably bound to happen!
I’m thankful for my son.
A year and a half ago, we were mourning the loss of my first pregnancy, and this time last year, I was just so anxious about another miscarriage on top of the butterflies and nervousness of being a new mother. But here we are, so very proud parents of an amazing baby boy! ?? We had no idea how the rest of 2018 would go once he was born, but Rowan is everything we could ever want in a son. He brings me joy every single day!
I’m thankful for my family.
I have the best family (mine and my boyfriend’s). For the past seven years, they have been nothing but welcoming, and I am so honored to have been a part of every gathering and holiday and tradition with them. As for my family, though it may be smaller, it’s still mine, and I would never trade them in a million years (even if I could live that long). A special shout out to my mom and mother-in-law who are fantastic humans! And as for my boyfriend, after 7 years together, he’s still the one I’d rather spend my time with, no matter how much we grate on each other’s nerves sometimes. ?
I’m thankful for my job and co-workers.
I work at a preschool where I get to teach, take care of, and play with infants all day long. It’s definitely got its difficult moments, but it’s manageable when I have top-of-the-line co-workers and management to help me get through the day! I celebrated 2 years there this past September, and made “Teacher of the Month” this month! There’s so many things I love about my preschool, but I will just simply say that I feel at home there.
I’m thankful for books!
Obviously. Where would we be without books, or the written word? Hell. That’s where we would be.
I’m thankful for you.
Yes, you. Reading this post and making my little space here on the internet worth while. You make my little corner of the planet not as lonely. I’m able to talk books and life with you, and you’ll listen and respond, and for that I am grateful. Thank you!
I could probably be more elaborate in my post about thankfulness if I weren’t so full from all of the delicious food I ate today. Honestly, all I’m thinking about right now is going to bed (although we still have at least an hour until Rowan is ready for bed). I might work a little more on my blog layout, or sit mindlessly in front of the TV with my son for a bit — I haven’t yet decided — but I wish you a very happy holiday filled with warmth, happiness, family, and yummy food!