Note from NICUnurse:
This year the Wickedcoolflight Crew decided to do a little different post for Thanksgiving. I brought up the idea because it’s been a really rough year for me, personally, and I wanted a reminder of all the good that’s been there this year along with the bad. So here goes!
(FlyGirl also wanted me to share this):
May the road traveled, this week, bring family and friends together to share joy and peace with each other. May that joy and peace be contagious among those who spend more time angry over the differences than celebrating the similarities with each other. May we enter this Holiday Season with gratitude and humility for ALL we really do have and enjoy. May God CONTINUE to bless you, your family and GOD Bless America.
First, and foremost, I’m thankful for my family. I come from a large extended family and, for the most part, despite large age differences and physical distances, we’re close. Unfortunately, we’ve suffered huge losses this year. While it’s been emotionally challenging to keep moving forward, it’s made me realize how special my family is, and how special my family members are to me. And family isn’t always related by blood. Sometimes, family are those we hold dear in our hearts. My fellow Crew members are sisters from other misters, and I love them dearly. They’ve been the biggest encouragers, shoulders to cry on, and ears to listen to me this year. They’ve blessed my life in so many ways over the years, but this year they’ve been two of the biggest blessings. We all 3 come from different backgrounds, and if you were to meet us separately, you’d never believe we’d have ended up to be the best of friends. But somehow, some way it works.
And that brings me to how thankful I am for our blog and how it’s brought me into this book world on a new level this year. I’ve met so many wonderful and amazing people through this book world. Honestly, with all the bad, this has truly been the bright spot for me. It’s been a crazy, amazing, wild ride, but I’m not sure I’d have been able to get through without all the positive thoughts, fun times, and loving support from you guys. To our passengers (readers) and listeners, I’m beyond thankful for your support as you guys are the reason our blog is growing like it is. I’m so excited to see where this takes us in the coming year! Look for some really awesome things coming from Wickedcoolflight guys! And to our authors, I’m thankful for the opportunities you give us to glimpse into your lives, read your stories, and for your trust that we’ll do right by you in all we do. We will continue to strive to do our absolute best for you.
Lastly, but certainly not least, I’m thankful for my immediate family… my husband and my 4 kiddos. When my Crew members asked me to come on board, and then convinced me to attend RT back in May of this year, I was certain my husband was going to think I had really lost it this time! But he’s been my biggest supporter. He supports my dreams, continually encourages me along this journey, and is pushing me to return to school so I can continue to pursue my desire to be a great editor and blogger. My kids think it’s awesome that I get to do what I do in the book world and they get excited about all the amazing opportunities I’m getting to be a part of. My oldest daughter spends hours (and many texts) listening to me go on and on about books and shares my excitement each time a new opportunity presents itself. (She’s over 18 so it’s a bonus that I can share more details about my books with her, too!) And they all proudly display their Wickedcoolflight logo items and beg for more!