I Want to Thank You

(Dedicated to my family)

It's the time of year
when we think about 
giving thanks,
though heaven knows
we should do that
all year long,
but that's another 
diatribe waiting to happen,
so I'll move along
to what's really important.

That would be you.

Thank you for being you.
Even on the days 
when you make me crazy,
I am so grateful that
you are mine.

Thank you for being there
when I need you most,
for the kind word or joke,
and even for the times
when you tell me something
I really don't want to hear.

Thank you for dropping everything
and putting me first when
the evil trickster of life
decides it's my turn to suffer
the consequences.

Thank you for taking care of me,
both my body and spirit,
for making it obvious 
that you're on my side,
no matter what happens. 

Know that even though 
I might not say it everyday,
I am so thankful you are in my life.

Most of all,
thank you for loving me
as much as I love you.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. May your cup overflow with things to be thankful for.

~Elise Skidmore ©2021

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