Each day in November you write about something you are thankful for to spread awareness of the need to stop and give thanks.
I met my husband in 1999, I was his bartender at a Pool Hall called Sharkey's. At the time I never even thought that we would one day have the life we do now. But I am jumping ahead of myself. We parted ways, and then about 7 years later I moved in with my parents and was working at a truck stop, and who would happen to walk in? You guessed it, my husband. We then started dating, and he followed me to Florida for my job. Within 4 months we were married. All of our kids lived in Georgia, so it was just us, so even though we had kids, it was like we were a childless couple, free to do whatever we wanted. Of course, we traveled back and forth to see our kids, and they came to see us, but most of the time we were alone.
We went fishing every weekend, went to the mud bogs, partied with friends. But something was missing, for us both. Maybe it was my demanding job, maybe it was his drinking, but whatever it was, it ended with a divorce. He went his way and I went mine. Two totally separate lives, and even though we lived in the same town, shopped and ate at the same places, for 3 years we never ran into each other.
We saw other people, I actually had a long term relationship for the 3 years we were apart, with the same man. My husband on the other hand was quite the player, with a string of flings during our time apart.
Then one day something really bad happened to me (won't go into what, that is a story for another day). All my so called "friends" turned their backs on me. I had one friend who stuck by me, but other than that, I had nobody. Then about a week or two after this happened I ran into my husband at Walmart. Let's just say for the next month, he was REALLY there for me, it was a very hard time in my life, and the last person I expected to help me and support me, was the one who stood by my side.
So there I was 3 years later, back in my old house with my ex-husband. The funny thing was, we had never been happier!! And 3 years later, we remarried on Christmas Eve.
I think we were meant to be together, soulmates if you will, we have come and gone from each others lives many times, but we always end up back together, that tells me, we were meant to be!
So I am so very thankful for the loving husband and father that he is. He brings joy and laughter into my life, and yes even a little anger from time to time :) I know what life is like without him, and I am so much happier when he is here with me.
So what are you thankful for? Are you going to do the #30dayThankfulnessChallenge? I would love to hear your thoughts below.