I am thankful for my parents and my brother.
I am thankful that my mom moved here to be close to our family. She sacrificed a lot by picking up and moving here so she could not only help, but watch her grandchildren grow. She is an important part of their lives and I'm so glad they'll grow up being so close to her and knowing all about her. I am thankful that she took me to church when I was young and made sure I went to good schools, even though she had to sacrifice a lot to keep me in them. I am thankful that she taught me what being a mom means and thankful that she's not only my mom, but my best friend, too.
I am thankful for my dad, who lives in California, but always checks in on us, making sure the kids are ok and calling me just to babble (usually about politics) and letting me know he's there. I'm thankful he comes to visit every year so my kids can know their grandpa. I'm thankful that I can create a to-do list for him and he'll get it done while he's here. Right, Dad? Right?? Hello? :)
I am thankful for my brother and that he's not as big of a pest as he was when he was little ;). I am thankful that when he visits he spends time with the kids. He's going to be a GREAT dad someday. I am thankful he chose a girlfriend that I like! I am thankful that he can't tell mom on me anymore! hahahaha