Thankful

24 Nov

Sappy post coming through. You’ve been warned.

Here in the US of A it’s Thanksgiving Eve. Mr. E and I have been prepping for tomorrow’s feast. He got the brine ready and deposited the turkey in it. I made cornbread for the stuffing. We are about to straighten up so we’re prepared for tomorrow’s feast. But I can’t help but find myself remembering our very first Thanksgiving together.

We hadn’t been dating for that long really but I had realized he was planning on spending the holiday alone in his apartment with microwave food. I liked him well enough so I decided to invite Mr. E to dinner with my mother and I. Honestly you should have seen his face when I asked. I thought he was going to choke on something! I dropped it quickly but he followed up with me just a few days later. He agreed to come. We weren’t a couple yet, we were just a couple of folks dating. But still, I count that as part of our beginning.

Since then, Mr. E has been at the top of my list of things to be thankful for. Every day of my life I am grateful for fate or destiny or whatever force allowed us to find each other in this great wide world.

Buckle in, it gets sappier. I’ve alluded to this a couple times here and there, but I’ve been really sick this year. I’ve been running a fever, suffering from extreme fatigue, and in quite a bit of pain. I even lost my hearing for a little while. It came back, lucky for me. I haven’t been able to go out, or sometimes even get myself to work. It’s been rough. The bright patch in all of that has been Mr. E. He has stayed by my side, run all my errands, cooked all my meals, and gone to all my doctor appointments. And every day he tells me he loves me.

I am lucky. It’s been rough on him, but not for one second has he faltered. He has never gotten angry. He has not been cross with me. He’s just been flat out amazing. This year I learned that he really is here for better or for worse. And if I can only be thankful for one thing as we go around the table on Thanksgiving day, Mr. E will be it. Hands down.

For the record, I’m on the mend. And no one ever did figure out what happened to me. I went to my primary care doctor plus three specialists before I started feeling better on my own. I’ve seen so many doctors and had so many tests that I don’t have the energy to chase it anymore. I’m getting better and that is enough for me. Well, that and Mr. E.

So those of you in the US, happy Thanksgiving Eve. May your holiday be lovely and your weekend be long. And regardless of where you live, don’t forget to sit down every once in a while and count your blessings. Even if it’s not done over turkey, it’s a worthwhile exercise.

What are you thankful for?

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2 Responses to “Thankful”

  1. Leana November 25, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    Sounds like an amazing guy! I hope you continue to feel better. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

    • Encore Bride November 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

      I hope you had a lovely holiday. He really is a keeper. đŸ˜‰

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