Well, it’s the big day! I hope we’ve helped you prepare for it. I hope you all have a wonderful day, whether you’re cooking for a houseful of people or you’re enjoying the day with just your immediate family. And if you’re not an American, happy Thursday!
Heather and I are thankful today (well, and every other day, but today, especially so) for each and every one of you readers. We thank you for your comments and encouragement. We thank you for your emails. Thank you for the Stumble love and all the link love. Thanks for putting us on your blogrolls and lists of favorite sites. Thank you for putting us in your feed readers and subscribing to us in email. Each and every one of you are helping us to spread the message we have for the world- teaching people to run a home effectively and with some frugality. We certainly do appreciate all of your support.
On a more personal note, I’m especially thankful today. I’m thankful first to God, who has made all that I have and all that I am. I thank God for the people in my life and the love that He shows me. I’m thankful for my family, who loves me unconditionally, even when I screw up. I’m thankful for my husband who not just puts up with me, but supports me in all that I do. I’m thankful to my mom whose homemaking skills have me beat any day of the week- but her love and support has brought me to where I am.
And I’m most especially thankful to Heather. People who have read this blog since the beginning know my struggles with depression. Heather has picked me up and carried me when I needed it, and has been a good enough friend to hit me with the truth about how I deal with it. She’s been supportive and just generally the best friend I could have through some of the darkest times of my life. Thank you, Heather. I don’t know that I have the words for how much I love, respect, and admire you.
Home Eccers, I’d love to hear what you are thankful for.
Edit: One more thing. I normally would not do this, but I’m really feeling called to do so. This young family is about to lose their home. Their friend is trying to help them raise enough money to save it. If you have a dollar, 5 dollars, 10 dollars- whatever- to spare, please consider donating. There’s an update post with a ticker showing how much they’ve raised right here. I’ve recieved a lot of help from my friends in family in my time, and I think about how that could be my family, had I not been so lucky as I am. There but by the grace of God go I. Anyway, please consider donating. Even a dollar helps.