Our New Extended Family

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This week I have reflected a lot on how much I have to be thankful for, especially as I have seen and heard firsthand how life can be so different for others.

Yesterday in class I talked with the kids from the Southern Wisconsin Figure skating group about Thanksgiving and how thankful I am to be around them and their amazing work ethic, positive attitudes, and because my daughter has shown up with me to many classes, what great role models they are to Iris. We also talked about what they are thankful for. One of the most common Answer’s was “family and friends”. I would agree that is very similar for myself. I am surrounded but so many people I care about, care about myself and family, and have such great outlooks on life.

I am blessed to be around so many people during the week in classes, meetings, and trainings. I know that Amber would agree with me when I say that we have such a close relationship with people we work with that we consider so many as our extended family.  Like our own families there has been a lot of time together; laughing, crying, sharing stories, and celebrating accomplishments together. We have shared breakfast, lunch, dinner, talked over a glass of wine or coffee. We have spent early mornings (some crazy early morning hours like 4am when we should probably be sleeping!), evenings, and weekend hours together. We have spent time together at kids concerts, plays and sporting events. We have seen each other Dressed up, dressed down, and as disgusting as it may sound, we have shared a lot of sweat in our workouts!  Thank you for being a part of our extended family and sharing these wonderful moments with both myself and Amber.

Happy Thanksgiving, we are so thankful for all of you!


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