My own small yet growing family is the light of my life. Jeff, Caderyn and Lucy challenge me every day to be a better person and love unconditionally. With them in my life I work harder, care more and find that certain things in life I cared about before just don't matter as much as these three.
My parents are my saving grace. I love them more than words can say. I talk to them at least three times a day. The listen to me gripe, they listen to my woes, they listen to my happiness. They are supportive in the most positive of ways and they also don't hold back when they feel I'm making a poor choice They have helped to mold the person I am today and for that I am so thankful to have been raised by such wonderful parents who shared their ideals and love with my brother and I.
I am also thankful for my brother. He and I are very alike and yet very different in so many ways. He makes me laugh, he frustrates me and he makes me appreciate things I may not have appreciated as much before (Hello Goodwill!). He and I will always share a close bond as brother and sister and we have great memories together thanks to our great parents.
I am thankful for my in-laws who have become my family through Jeff.
I am thankful for my grandparents, my aunts, my uncles and all of my cousins and second cousins. You know who you are :) And you know that you all ROCK!